African Journal of
Agricultural Research

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

AJAR Articles in press

Genetic variability and Heritability of medium maturity group’s Soybean (Glycine max (L.)) Genotypes

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Field experiment was conducted to assess the extent of genetic variability and heritability in soybean genotypes for yield and its related traits. A total of thirty six soybean genotypes were evaluated using simple lattice design at Fadis eastern Ethiopia during 2018 cropping season. Data were recorded for major quantitative traits and analyzed using appropriate statistical software. Analysis of variance revealed that the...

Author(s):Habte Berhanu, Dagnachew Lule, Bulti Tesso

Assessment of Adoption Rate of Climate Change Adaptation Strategies in Kishi, Oyo State, Nigeria

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The level of Adoption of introduced climate change adaptation strategies in Kishi, Oyo State, Nigeria was assessed in this study. The study also investigated the factors influencing the adoption rate of the technologies with a view to identify the constraints vis-a-vis suggesting solutions for improving adoption. In an attempt to carry out the said objective, data were obtained through a structured questionnaire...

Author(s):Adetayo, Adewale. O.

Inter Row Spacing And Np Fertilizer Application Rates Effect On Economics, Growth, Yield And Yield Component Of Mung Bean (Vigna Radiata L) Cultivation At Mirab Abaya, Southern Ethiopia.

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: Mung bean, the most important and short duration pulse crop, grown for grain from tropical to sub-tropical climates is low in productivity and lacks recommended inter-row spacing and NP fertilizer rate for various agro-ecologies. A study was conducted to determine inter-row spacing and NP fertilizer rates for yield and yield components of Mung bean at Mirab Abaya. The experiment consisted of three inter-row spacing (15 ×...

Author(s):Sisay Samuel Gella and Zenebe Mekonnen Adare

Integrated management of fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda JE Smith Lepidoptera: Nocutidae) on maize at Melkassa, Ethiopia

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The experiment was designed in a split plot design with three replications where the two maize varieties (Melkassa 2 and Melkasa 4) were main plot treatments, while treatment control options were sub-plot treatments, which included T1 (Sole maize), T2 (Neem), T3 (Indoxacarb 150 SC), T4 (intercropping with haricot bean), T5 (Neem + intercropping with haricot bean), T6 (Indoxacarb 150 SC + intercropping with haricot bean),...

Author(s):Besufkad Degife, Emana Getu

Environmental factors influencing the presence of the Stone Partridge (Ptilopachus petrosus) and phytoecological characterization of its habitat in Benin, Western Africa

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Understanding the habitat preference of the Stone Partridge (Ptilopachus petrosus) is a crucial step for its conservation and management across different ecosystems. In this study we focused on the environmental factors and the vegetation data of the species habitat which were collected from 60 plots surveyed along 6 perpendiculars transects. We used binary logistic regression to determine relationship between the Stone...

Author(s):Christelle Sevenou Aimee Codjia, Anselm Ego Onyimonyi, Toussaint Olou Lougbegnon, Etienne Monsoundé Dossou, Jean Timothée Claude Codjia

Assessment of varietal susceptibility of maize to lepidopterous stem borer

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Lepidopterous stem borer attack is a major biotic constraint to maize (Zea mays L.) production in Nigeria and by far the most injurious. Continuous investigation of field pests of maize is necessary and screening on the field of various maize varieties available becomes imperative for detail determination of its pests so as to formulate adequate control strategies. This study was conducted to evaluate the relative...

Author(s):Akintibu S.T, Alao F.J, Matanmi B. A.

Effect of Conservation Agriculture on Maize-legume Cropping Systems in Fafen Zone of Somali Region in Ethiopia

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The eastern Ethiopian lowlands are characterized as semi-arid and has low and erratic precipitation, soil erosion and poor soil fertility are the major constrainning factors responsible for limited crop production in the area. An on farm Conservation Agriculture (CA) trial was conducted in two districts (Jigjiga and Gursum) for three consecutive years (2013–2015) with the aim of evaluating various cropping systems under CA...

Author(s):Yohannes Seyoum, Abdikedir Haybe, Abebaw Shimelis

Evaluation of Chickpea Varieties Growing on Residual Moisture of Vertisols in Southern Ethiopia

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Vertisols are suited to dry-land crop production in semi-arid environments since the residual moisture in the soil can support crop growth after the end of the rainy season. However, traditional cropping systems seldom utilize residual moisture of Vertisols for crop production. Farmers need suitable crop species to sustain and enhance their production under such soil and climatic conditions. Chickpea is the strategic crop...

Author(s):Bayou Bunkura Allito, Galfato Gabiso Geda

Performance Evaluation of a Cassava Solar Dyer in Busia County

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Cassava roots are processed by peeling using knives, chopping into small pieces, then dried and milled into flour with either dried maize, sorghum or millet. This traditional method of drying takes 7 to 14 days and is prone to contamination. The objective of this study was to add value to small scale farmers’ cassava in Busia County through solar drying. Fresh cassava roots were peeled, washed in running water and sliced...

Author(s):Richard Njue and Noah Wawire

Biomechanical analysis of wood processing work in tropical forest regions, Midwest Brazil.

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In the wood processing industries, the way of working associated with the machines used is responsible for exposing workers to occupational risks. This study evaluates the biomechanics of the activities carried out in the wood processing industries in tropical forest regions, in order to identify the existence of risks in the development of musculoskeletal injuries in these workers. The data were collected in wood...

Author(s):Denise Ransolin Soranso, Luciano José Minette, Roldão Carlos Andrade Lima, Stanley Schettino, Glícia Silvania Pedroso Nascimento, Wanderson Lyrio Bermudes

On-farm phenotypic characterization of indigenous Tswana sheep population in selected Districts of Southern Botswana

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This study aimed to phenotypically characterize indigenous Tswana sheep under its natural environment and develop a prediction equations for body weight using linear body measurements in Kgatleng, Kweneng, Southern and South-East districts of Botswana. Multistage purposive sampling was used for selection of districts. Data on qualitative characters and quantitative measurements were made on 665 sheep stratified by...

Author(s):Monosi Andries Bolowe, Ketshephaone Thutwa, Patrick Monametsi Kgwatalala, Phetogo Ineeleng Monau and Cosmos Malejane

Effect of pearl millet varieties and cropping patterns on Striga Hermonthica and crop grain yield

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Striga hermonthica (Del.) Benth causes grain yield losses up to 100% on farmer’s field when susceptible varieties are used, resulting to farmers forced to abandon their land. The control strategy must focus on reducing the number of S. hermonthica seeds in the soil, and hence their development. A field experiment was conducted on naturally S. hermonthica infested field in the Kassena-Nankana East District of the Upper East...

Author(s):Peter Akanfah Asodewine, Shirley Lamptey

Cherry tomato production with different doses of organic compost

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: Cherry tomato cultivation in protected environments ensures production in the off-season, reaching yields up to 100 t ha-1 with 150 days of cultivation. Fertilization with organic composts can influence the production components of cherry tomato. From this perspective, this study aimed to evaluate different doses and organic composts, based on their nitrogen contents, on the production components of cherry tomato. The...

Author(s):Oziel Furquin Pinto, Edmilson Evangelista Silva

Bibliographic survey of articles on the importance of school vegetable gardens in basic education

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The implementation of the use of educational vegetable gardens in primary schools, belongs basics agricultural educational sciences and their interdisciplinarities. Have great advantages in the didactic-pedagogic area, but also major problems related to the construction, development and maintenance. Thus, in view of the low amount of scientific production in the area, and the positivities that the use of vegetable gardens...

Author(s):LOPES, Alan Kardec, RISSATE, Guilherme

Assessment of Climate Change and Variability and its Impact on Crop Production in Ethiopia: A Review.

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This review assessed climate change and variability and its impact on crop production in Ethiopia. Comprehensive review of available secondary data from internet (Google Scholar and Scinapse) was used to access the impact of climate change on crop production. The result showed that now a day’s climate change and variability is a real phenomenon and affecting agricultural productivity, especially crop production (the most...

Author(s):Baykedagn Taye, Solomon Tekalign, Emawayish Gebrie

A review of microfinance banks’ effects on smallholder development in Nigeria

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The inauguration of Microfinance Banks (MFBs) in Nigeria in 2007 by the federal government was to provide finance to the low-income poor rural entrepreneurs, which is inclusive of the smallholder farmers located in rural areas that are often excluded from conventional banks’ financing. This paper systematically reviewed literature between January 2007 and April 2019 from the Web of Science and Scopus databases on the...

Author(s):Oluwamayokun. A. Fadeyi, Busayo V. Omojeso

Feed Resources, Feed Quality and Feeding Practices of Dairy Cattle in Kedida Gamela Woreda, Southern Ethiopia

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The study was carried out in Kedida Gamela Woreda of Kambata Tambaro Zone, Southern Ethiopia with the objectives of assessing the major dairy cattle feed resources, the feed quality and the feeding systems of dairy cattle in relation to agro-ecologies and seasons in the study area. A total of 160 respondents were included for the formal cross sectional study. Feed samples were analyzed in duplicates for dry matter (DM),...

Author(s):Fiseha Tadele, Yiseha Kechero

Livelihood Diversification strategies and Livelihood Outcomes of Rural Household in Ethiopia: A Review

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This review is focused on rural households engaged in livelihood diversification strategies and pursuing livelihood outcomes in Ethiopia. The target is specifically to review the effect of income diversification on livelihood outcomes situation, to review determinants of participation and level of income generated from off/non-farm activities in Ethiopia. In this article review, both published and unpublished materials...

Author(s):Fami Abdurezak Sherifa

Fruit and Seed Physiological quality changes during seed development and maturation in African Eggplant (Solanum aethiopicum, L.).

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This work aimed at determining the optimum harvest time of African eggplant (Solanum aethiopicum L.) seeds, cv. Oforiwa and cv. Kpando for maximum physiological seed quality under tropical (TCC) and temperate oceanic climatic (TOC) conditions. Fruit morphological metrics such as fruit weight and size were also related to seed physiological quality. Seeds were harvested at different maturation stages from 20 to 82 days...

Author(s):Botey, H.M, Ochuodho, J.O,Ngode, L

Comparison of the infestation of three rubber tree clones by Phragmantera capitata (Sprengel) S. Balle (Loranthaceae) in the South-west region of Cameroon

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Rubber tree clones are used for their high latex production, resistance to the diseases and to the climatic conditions. The aim of this study was to characterize the parasitism of Phragmanthera capitata on three rubber clones. The study was carried out in the rubber plantations of the Cameroon Development Corporation located in 4 villages around Muyuka and Tiko, two locality of the Fako Department, South-West Region of...

Author(s):Jacques Bruno Ngotta Biyon, Patrice Brice Mvogo Ottou, Rosette Christelle Ndjib, Joseph Marie Ondoua, Victor Désiré Taffouo

Determinants of technical efficiency among lowland rice farmers in Enugu State, Nigeria: A stochastic frontier production function approach.

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The study examined the determinants of technical efficiency among lowland rice farmers in Enugu State, Nigeria. Primary data were sourced from rice producers through the use of well-designed questionnaires. The study took place in four agricultural zones of Enugu State, during the 2016/2017 crop season. Multistage and simple random sampling technique was employed to select 300 sampled rice farmers for the study....

Author(s):T.C Okoh, P.I Opata, J. Ibe

Effects of Fertilizer application on yield and yield related parameters of low yielding Potato varieties In Uganda

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The study was carried out in the first season and second seasons of 2015 and the first season of 2016 at Kachwekano and Kalengyere stations of Kachwekano Zonal Agricultural Research and Development Institute in Rubanda county, Kabale district.. A Completely Randomised Block Design was adopted with three replications and 4 treatments. The treatments composed of T1: Control, T2: 100Kg/ha N:P:K, T: 150Kg/ha N:P:K, andT4: ...

Author(s):Uzatunga Innocent, Rose Mwesige, Joseph Etiang, Prossy Namugga and Alex Barekye

Screening of bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) genotypes resistance to yellow rust along with grain yield.

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Yellow rust caused by Puccinia striiformis f.sp tritici is one of the main diseases of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) in the world, causing up to 50-100% of yield losses under favorable environmental conditions. Developing resistant cultivars is an efficient, economical, environmentally friendly and simple approach in combating wheat yellow rust. This study was carried out to evaluate spring bread wheat genotypes for their...

Author(s):Abera Olana, Hassen Shifa, Wuletaw Tadesse

Developing Optimal Irrigation Scenario for Onion (Allium Cepa L.) in view of Leaching Requirement and Drainable Excess Water at Werer Agricultural Center, Amibara, Middle Awash, Ethiopia

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The field experiment were performed on the site of Werer Agricultural Research Center (Ethiopia) to study optimal irrigation scenario by taking in to account the leaching requirement and drainable excess water for three successive years. Six irrigation treatments were evaluated at different growth stages of onion plant namely at initial growth stage four irrigation event 23 mm (T1), 16.2 mm (T2) 21.0 mm (T3), 13.8 mm...

Author(s):Fikadu Robi, Kebede Nanesa, Jemal Mohammed, Wondimu Tolcha

Evaluation of the vibration levels issued by agricultural tractors

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Vibration is one of the most relevant aspects, when dealing with the subject of ergonomics in agricultural tractors, although there are still few studies developed to evaluate this parameter and its implications for occupational health. This work aimed to evaluate the levels of vibration emitted by agricultural tractors with different powers, comparing the results with the norm in force in Brazil, in addition to evaluating...

Author(s):Ricardo Gonçalves Rosa, Murilo Mesquita Baesso, Alcir José Modolo, Luís Fernando Soares Zuin

Growth and Yield response of Okra (Ablemochus esculentus) to varying rates of different sources of organic soil amendments at Njala, Moyamba District Southern Sierra Leone.

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Synthetic fertilizers and pesticides, in vegetable production, have negatively impacted the soils, water quality, food security and health of farmers and consumers. Hence, sustainable, economically feasible, environmentally friendly soil fertility, pests and disease management options are needed to improve vegetable production. This study evaluate the growth and yield of okra to varying rates of different sources of...

Author(s): Ashadu Nyande, Melvin S. George, Fayia A. Kassoh and Alieu M. Bah

Determinants of Milk Marketing among smallholder milk producers, the Case of East Gojjam Zone, Amhara Region, Ethiopia

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The study was carried out to analyze determinants of producer's participation decision and level of participation in milk marketing in East Gojjam Zone. Survey was employed to get primary data using questionnaire as a main tool from 204 respondents from Dejen and Machakel Woredas'. Besides descriptive and inferential statistics, Heckman two step selection econometric model was employed for data analysis. Sex of a household...

Author(s):Yeshihareg Kindie, Zeneb Merid

Isolation and Assessment of the Symbiotic Efficiency of Faba bean (Vicia faba L.)Nodulating Rhizobial Isolates from Eastern Hararghe highlands of Ethiopia

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This study was devoted to isolate and assess the symbiotic efficiency of faba bean (Vicia faba L.)-nodulating rhizobia isolate at few faba bean growing areas of the eastern Hararghe highlands of Ethiopia. A total of 50 isolates were obtained from soil samples of three Woredas (districts) of the eastern Hararghe highlands using the host trap method. Out of these 50 isolates, 40 of them were presumptively identified as...

Author(s):Mulugeta Mekonnen, Ameha Kebede

Fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae): State of knowledge and control methods

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The objective of this article is to review the knowledge on Spodoptera frugiperda and the possible management strategies against the pest to identify research areas for its integrated management. A review of the literature shows that Spodoptera frugiperda (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) has been causing considerable damage to maize and many other crops since its appearance in several African countries and it is one of the most...

Author(s):Abissi Marc ADJAOKE, Appolinaire ADANDONON, Ghislain TEPA YOTTO

Genotype x environment interaction and Yield Stability for Common Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L) in Raya Valley, Tigray, Ethiopia

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Nine common bean genotypes were evaluated at two different environments in Raya valley of southern Tigray, Ethiopia for three consecutive years 2016-2018 main cropping seasons. The aim of the study was to determine the effect of G X E interaction and to identify the best adaptable varieties for selection environments and yield stability. The study was conducted using a randomized complete block design with 3 replications....

Author(s):Lemma Diriba, Teame Gereziher, Betselot Molla

The determinants and Impact of Cooperative Loan on Agricultural Productivity of Cassava-based Nigerian Farmers: Evidence from Oyo State, Nigeria

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Credit is a major constraint to agricultural production in Nigeria. This study therefore analyzed the impact of cooperative loan on cassava-based farmers’ production in Oyo State Nigeria. A random sampling technique was used to select 1120 respondents in the study area and structured questionnaire was administered to collect relevant data. Descriptive statistics and propensity score matching (PSM) for the study. The result...

Author(s):Olagunju Funke Iyabo Kirbir, Kayode Salman, Wale Ayojimi

Effect of seed storage duration on seed quality, yield and yield related traits of chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) varieties at Debre Ziet, Ethiopia.

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Chickpea is one of the major legume crops in Ethiopia which is grown from stored seed of farmers. The seeds of this crop are known for storage sensitive and liable to seeds deterioration and subsequently yield reduction at farm. However, the seed deterioration due to duration of storage period of the crop is not well studied in Ethiopia. Therefore, this research was conducted to assess the effects of seed storage period on...

Author(s):Azmerawgoshu, WassuMuhammed, AsnakeFikre

Response of maize (Zea mays L.) to foliar and soil applied fertilizers in the Semi-deciduous forest zone of Ghana

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This experiment was conducted in 2019 major cropping season in the Semi-deciduous forest Agro-ecological zone of Ghana to solve low maize yield and improve maize productivity and enhance farmer’s income using foliar and soil applied fertilizers as nutrient sources. Eight treatments (T) were used; T1= {N, P2O5, K2O (90-60-60) kg/ha} at 2 & 6 Weeks After Sowing (WAS); T2= {Poultry manure (4 t/ha)} at 2 Weeks Before Sowing...

Author(s):Daniel Kwasi Atsu Nyagorme, Alice Afrakomah Amoah, Thomas Adjei-Gyapong

Population dynamics and determination of sample parameters for the major insect-pests of safflower

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In this study, sample unit size and number of samples for major insect-pests of Safflower (Carthamus tinctorius L.) were estimated during 2015-2016. The experiments were laid out in randomized complete block design with three replications in which the experimental area measuring 2000 m2 was divided into 45 subplots. Four samples of different unit sizes were taken as one plant in an area of 0.12m2, two plants in an area of...

Author(s):Ali Akbar Keyhanian, Mohammad Reza Abbasi Mojdehi

Unlocking economic value downstream Tugwi Mukosi Dam: a case of wards around the dam in Chivi and Masvingo districts of Zimbabwe

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Dams spur economic development especially in drought-prone regions in sub-Saharan Africa. In Zimbabwe, Chiredzi District in the south eastern lowveld, sugar plantations and citrus estates have benefited from dams like Mutirikwi, Tugwi Mukosi, Manjerenje and others. Communal areas around and downstream the dams have not realised any significant direct economic benefit from these water bodies as the water was regarded as...

Author(s):Muromo Francis, Tendai Madhanzi, Forward Dewa, Matunhu J

Agronomic performance of provitamin A-rich banana cultivars in Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) is a major global health issue, contributing to morbidity and mortality. East and Central Africa face VAD prevalence that exceeds the World Health Organization (WHO) threshold of 15%. In Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), VAD prevalence is greater than 43% in rural communities. Promoting vitamin A-rich foods (including banana) is an effective and sustainable strategy to address...

Author(s):Kamira Muller, Simbare Alice, Sivirihauma Charles, Mpoki Shimwela, Nabuuma Deborah, Ekesa Beatrice

Impacts on access to factors of production among smallholder farmers in central Uganda during COVID-19 lockdown.

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The novel coronavirus 2019 which has brought about the covid 19 pandemics has hit the whole world starting from the super economies to underdeveloped economies. The impacts are being felt hard in developing countries whose economy relies on agriculture especially Sub-Saharan Africa. Uganda is amongst the countries in Africa which observed the longest period of total confinement during the Covid 19 outbreak. Hence this...

Author(s):Beatrice Wamuyu Mbugua, Samuel Apori Obeng, Marius Murongo, Williams Opoku-Agyemang, Emmanuel Hanyabui, Abdoulaye Fofana Fall

Zoning and agro-climatic characterization of hotspots in the Tana-Beles Sub-Basin – Ethiopia

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Agro-climatic zonation is very important for planning crop patterns and to bring out the agricultural potential of a region. It must be done based on a specific development objective and on a rational basis. The objective of the present study was to classify the Tana Beles sub-basins (TBSB) into homogenous agro-climatic patterns and assessing suitability for crops that could be growing in each Agro-climatic zone. The...

Author(s):Tesfay Mekonnen Weldegerima, Belay Simane Birhanu, Tadesse Terefe Zeleke

Modern poultry farm actors’ current status in Togo

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The issue of the animal protein requirement has led Togo authority to focus their attention on modern birds breeding activities through training and education programme entrusted to CERSA (Centre d’Excellence Regional sur les Sciences Aviaires). To assess the current situation of the sector, especially about egg and poultry meat producers, a survey was carried with hundred applicants selected and trained. The investigation...

Author(s):Comla Sodjedo, Wéré Pitala, Ayivi Teteh, Yao Adjrah, Kokou Tona

Gender Disparity in Cassava Farmers’ Access to Agricultural Productive Resources in Rongo Sub County, Migori County, Kenya

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The disparities in access to productive resources keeps on smothering agricultural growth and development, particularly in developing countries. This study was informed by the feminist political economy (FPE) framework to assessing the relationship between gender and access to agricultural productive resources among cassava farmers in Kenya. The research utilised mixed methods including the use of a survey instrument and...

Author(s):Joseph Odhiambo Awuor, Richard M. S. Mulwa, Nancy O. Openda

Marketing Outlet Choices and Rural Household Poverty among Small Holder Cocoa Farmers in Ondo State

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The choice of marketing channel is a strategic system which can be effectively adopted in responding to the dynamic economic anomalies. Poverty is a major challenge faced by cocoa marketers and it is more severe among small holder rural farmers. One way through which poverty can be alleviated is to examine the influence of marketing on poverty. However, only little is known about the impact of the market outlets on the...

Author(s): Anthony O. Janet, Olajide O. Adeola and K.A Thomas

Suitability Analysis For Scaling Chickpea Varieties In Ethiopia Using Multi-Criteria Evaluation And Gis

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The Land suitability analysis and mapping were carried out using a geographic information system and multi-criteria approach for scaling chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) varieties in Ethiopia. Therefore, the biophysical variables of climate, topography, and soil were considered for suitability analysis. The environmental factors’ layers of chickpea varieties pixel values were classified and given a rate and ranked. The...

Author(s):Wondafrash Mulugeta, Demeke Nigussie Adamu Molla, Zewdie Bishaw, Chandrashekhar Biradar

Effect of Drip and Furrow Irrigation at Different Irrigation Levels on Water Use Efficiency and Economics of Maize (Zea Mays L.) at Werer, Middle Awash, Ethiopia

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Water is a vital resource to sustain civilizations and pecuniary development and most importantly agriculture. Agriculture is the main contributor to the Ethiopian economy. The field experiment was conducted at Werer Agricultural Research center to evaluate the effects of drip and furrow irrigation under different irrigation levels on maize water use efficiency. The experiment was laid out in an RCBD split-plot arrangement...

Author(s):Fikadu Robi Borena, Teshome Seyoum

Economic Efficiency of Cricket Production Reared under Improvised Cage System

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Cricket rearing and consumption continues to gain popularity especially among small scale farmers in Kenya. However, low production, high labor-intensive technologies, limited input resources and rearing systems constrain the optimization, consumption and marketing of crickets. Further, little information exists on alternative cheap sources of producing crickets and how such resources in cricket production can be optimally...

Author(s):Charles. A. Ngóngá, Christopher.O. Gor, Erick Okuto, Kevin O Ouko

Prediction of body weight from linear body measurements for Horro sheep breeds in Oromia, Ethiopia.

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The study consisted of measuring the live weight Body weight, Body length, Height at wither, Chest girth, Chest width, Rump length and Pelvic width for each animal. A total of 1589 Horro sheep (1131 females and 456 males) reared in Bako Agricultural Research Center’s sheep farm and Horro district were measured to determine relationships between body weight and these linear body measurements. Correlation and regression...

Author(s):Dereje Bekele, Tesfaye Tadesse

Design, Fabrication and Performance Evaluation of Animal Feed Chopping Machine

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Ethiopia’s livestock population is the largest in Africa but different factors or constraints limit the full exploitation of the agricultural sector in general and the livestock sub sector in particular in the country the Availability, quality and quantity of feed is always been a challenge in the livestock sector. Poor feed resources management, especially those of the bulky and fibrous crop residue is one of the...

Author(s):Yonas Mulatu

Evaluation of sweet sorghum hybrids subjected to bioethanol production for adaptability and stability

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Among the renewable sources for bioenergy production, sorghum is a crop that has high energy potential and desirable agroindustrial characteristics. Thus, the objective of this work was to evaluate the adaptability and phenotypic stability of sweet sorghum hybrids and varieties to bioethanol production using the Annicchiarico and GGEbiplot methodologies in several environments. Twenty-five sorghum genotypes were evaluated...

Author(s):Ruane Alice da Silva, Pedro César de Oliveira Ribeiro, Michele Jorge da Silva, Nádia Nardely Lacerda Durães Parrella, Rafael Augusto da Costa Parrella, Robert Eugene Schaffert

Contribution of Multi-Nutritional Blocks and Treatment of Roughage for the Resilience of Beneficiary of Rural Households in Niger

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The aim of this study was to assess the effect of using Multi-Nutritional Blocks and roughage processing as alternatives for the resilience of beneficiary households in the study area. The study was carried in the rural communes of Sakoira and Kourtheye (department of Tillaberi) through a survey of 32 producers of multi-nutritional blocks and treated straw. The structure by age class reveals, among the Peulh ethnic group,...

Author(s):Harouna Abdou, Ibrahim Adamou Karimou, Abdoulkadri Laouali, Issa Nomaou Sani

Phenotypic Performance and Response to Selection for Body Weight Gains of Black Bengal Goat in a Community Breeding Program

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Black Bengal goat (BBG) is a potential farm animal genetic resource of Bangladesh. The aim of this study was to investigate the genetic improvement of growth parameters in-situ through a community based breeding program under a low input production system in three villages; Gangatia, Borochala and Pachpai at Bhaluka upazila in Mymensingh district. Data on a total of 451 individuals taken from 2009 to 2015 in three...

Author(s):A. Akhtar, M.A. Hoque, A.K.F.H. Bhuiyan, M.R. Amin, M.A. Habib

Chemical Composition and Bioactivity of Lantana camara L. Essential oils From Diverse Climatic Zones of Kenya against Leaf miner (Tuta absoluta Meyrick)

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In recent years, essential oils (EOs) as alternatives to synthetic pesticides in managing pests have been assessed. The use of bioinsecticide in pest management is encouraged in agroecology for a sustainable agricultural system. Essential oils of Lantana camara L. leaves from different climatic zones of Kenya were extracted by steam distillation and analyzed through GC-MS to identify the compounds. The contact toxicity and...

Author(s):Liambila, Robai N., Wesonga, John M ., Ngamau, Catherine N., Wallyambillah Waudo

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