African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6730

Table of Content: January, 2023; 19(1)

January 2023

Pasting properties of high-quality cassava flour of some selected improved cassava varieties in Tanzania for baking

Partial substituting wheat with high-quality cassava flour (HQCF) in bread making would be economically beneficial in Tanzania. However, cassava varieties with the best pasting quality for this use are unknown. In addition, the appropriate time of harvesting the varieties to attain the best pasting quality is also unknown. This study, therefore, aimed at identifying the most appropriate cassava varieties and their...

Author(s): Mikidadi Abubakar, Peter Wasswa, Esther Masumba, Heneriko Kulembeka, Geoffrey Mkamilo, Edward Kanju, Emanuel Mrema, Wilfred Abincha Richard Edema, Phinehas Tulkamuhabwa, Siraj Kayondo and Patrick Ongom  

January 2023

Agricultural livelihood systems typology for coping with diversity in smallholder farming system research: A demonstrative case in South-western Burkina Faso

Smallholder farms’ populations are characterized by their heterogeneity giving the diversity of farms’ livelihood settings. Integrated farming system modelling therefore requires a preliminary clear identification of the farm types in a location and for a given population. This study aims to formulate empirically agricultural livelihood system (ALS) typology for the purpose of integrated modeling of...

Author(s): Boundia Alexandre Thiombiano and Quang Bao Le  

January 2023

Rice ratooning as a sustainable climate smart adaptation for agriculture in Liberia

Rice (Oryza glaberrima) is a staple food for many people in Africa. In West Africa, especially Liberia, it is the main dish and plays a major role in the political stability of the country despite its insufficient production. The objective of the study was to evaluate how varied cutting heights affected rice yields. The experiment was set up in a Randomized Complete Block Design (RCBD) with three treatments and three...

Author(s): Zipporah Page, Inoussab Akintayo, Ahouansou Roger, Bolorunduro Paul and Robert Z. Ziama  

January 2023

Physico-chemical parameters, macronutrients and micronutrients evaluation in the soil of Trenabougou, rural commune of Siby, Mali

The insufficiency of nutrients in the soils has been identified as one of the factors that have affected the productivity of crops. An investigation was carried out to assess the trophic level of soil in the region. Using a non-probability sampling technique, a total of 70 representative surface soil samples were collected between February and April, 2021. The sampling depth ranged from 0 to 30 cm, according to the root...

Author(s): Djibril Sekou Keita, Modibo Keita, Traore Moctar and Harshad Patel

January 2023

Xanthomonas wilt of enset in Ethiopia: Geographical spread, impact on production systems and the effect of training on disease management practices

Xanthomonas wilt of enset is a major bacterial disease affecting the entire enset-growing belt in the southern Ethiopian highlands, impacting food security and livelihoods of small-holder subsistence farmers. Through extensive interviews and field validation visits with 354 households covering 19 communities (kebeles), we show 70% of the farms to present current and past enset Xanthomonas wilt infections, with a median...

Author(s): Guy Blomme, Elizabeth Kearsley, Sisay Buta, Alemayehu Chala, Ruhama Kebede, Temesgen Addis and Zerihun Yemataw

January 2023

Farm diversification benefits and technology choice: A case of the coffee-banana farming system in Central Uganda

Diversification has been argued to be the future of small farms and more so in developing countries given its benefits to mitigating against risk, increase economic and social benefits. This study was built on an earlier study by Mpiira et al. (2021). 247 respondents were interviewed using pre-tested and semi-structured questionnaires in three districts of Central Uganda: Kiboga, Nakaseke and Sembabule. Using a...

Author(s): Samuel Mpiira, Mary Kipsat, Phoebe Mose, Francis Kalyango, Wilberforce Tushemereirwe and Charles Staver  

January 2023

Protective equipments use by veterinarians in Nigeria

The transmissible nature of certain diseases makes anthropozoonosis an important hazard associated with veterinarians. For this reason, the attitude and compliance of veterinarians in Nigeria to personal protective equipment (PPE) use was studied using a structured interviewer-administered questionnaire. Questionnaires were administered at the 2017 Veterinary continuing education seminar held at Akure (Ondo state),...

Author(s): Jones S. Akinbobola, Jerome Nyhalah Dinga,, Jude N. Omeje, Ruth I. A. Akinbobola, Emmanuel E. Oguntade, James O. Babalola, Olabode R. Ifarajimi and Kazeem A. Tijani

January 2023

Fertilization options for improved cassava productivity and economic profitability in the Pissa and Damara areas, Central African Republic: Comparative Approach

This study aimed to identify fertilization options for improving cassava productivity and profitability in two contrasting regions of the Central African Republic. The Pissa (guinea forest) and Damara (savannah). The study adopted a randomized complete block design with four treatments replicated four times in a plot size of 7 m by 7 m. The treatments were; T1 (Control), T2 (Peasant practice), T3 (sole NPK), and T4 (Cow...

Author(s): Gougodo De Mon-Zoni L. J., Kosh-Komba E., , Omenda J. A., Zaman M., Mingabaye-Bendima B. , Batawila K. and Akpagana K.

January 2023

Influence of seed co-inoculation with Bradyrhizobium species and Azospirillum brasilense on soybean development in Southern and Southeastern Brazil

Bioinoculants are widely used in Brazil, based on efficient and low-cost. This study aimed to evaluate the agronomic efficiency of co-inoculation with Bradyrhizobium species and Azospirillum brasilense in soybean seeds. Field trials were established in four regions of Brazil using a randomized block design  with 8 treatments and 4 replications as follows: T1 - Control, T2 - 200 kg ha-1 N, T3 - Bradyrhizobium spp....

Author(s): Alessandro Lucca Braccini, Marcos Vinícius Ribas Milléo, Bernardo Alleoni, Artur Berbel Lirio Rondina, Fabiane Paulitsch, Luciane Muller Martins, Fernanda Gravina, Tárik Hanai Yoshida, Fernanda Gravina, Vinícius Tavares Ávila, Fernanda M. Rampazzo Schena de Figueiredo and Raul Almeida  

January 2023

Chemical and textural properties of floodplain forest soils in the Eastern Amazon, Brazil

Soils in floodplain ecosystems are sedimentary and subject to removal, transport, and deposition processes caused mainly by the water cycle, contributing to frequent variations in landscape patterns and continuous transformation of the floodplain environment. Given the constant disturbance caused by flood pulse variability, it is difficult to assess soil properties in floodplain ecosystems. Soil samples were collected...

Author(s): Avner Brasileiro dos Santos Gaspar, Diego Pereira Bezerra, Iolanda Maria Soares Reis andRodrigo da Silva,

January 2023

Emergency response to the Spodoptera frugiperda invasion in Africa: What do maize producers in Burkina Faso think and do?

Spodoptera frugiperda, the fall armyworm (FAW), has become a major pest of maize since its appearance in Burkina Faso in 2017 requiring appropriate emergency response. A survey was conducted with 161 maize farmers from 9 regions and 48 villages in the Sudano-Sahelian and Sudanese agro-climatic zones, the main maize-growing areas in Burkina Faso to collect their perceptions. For this purpose, a questionnaire designed on...

Author(s): Manoé René Sanou, Idrissa Compaoré and Antoine Sanon