ISABB Journal of
Food and Agricultural Sciences

  • Abbreviation: ISABB. J. Food and Agric. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1937-3244
  • DOI: 10.5897/ISABB-JFAS
  • Start Year: 2011

ISABB-JFAS Articles in press

Determinants of Postharvest Physical Loss in the Fish Value Chain: Evidence from Lake Hawassa, Sidama National Regional State, Ethiopia

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Fishery sector is vital for improving the livelihoods and generating income to fishermen. Fish are valuable sources of nutrients necessary for physical and cognitive development and play vital roles in maintaining a healthy diet. However, fisher’s income and food availability were challenged by postharvest physical loss. This study, therefore, aimed to identify the factors affecting postharvest physical loss in the study...

Author(s):Tekalign Tuluka Tunsisa, Dr. Ketema Bekele and Mr. Kumilachew Alamerie

Opportunities for Development of Sausage Casing manufacturing Industry Developing countries.

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Background: Sausages taken with chips provide affordable fast and convenient food that is liked city dwellers. Across Africa, billions of sausages are consumed daily and this trend is projected to continue in the near future. Sausage casing serves to provide encasement and mechanical strength to the sausage and adds to the overall appearance and presentability. In Africa, 5% of the casings are produced locally as natural...

Author(s):Benard Oloo

Crop competition, yield and yield advantage of intercropped corn with Groundnut in Nigeria

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Legumes are known to contribute to cereal crop during their associated period of growth especially in intercrops. A study of groundnut was conducted in Federal Polytechnic Mubi to assess the competitiveness and yield advantage when grown in intercrop with corn in the savannah environment. The experiment was conducted in a randomized complete block design involving four treatments (Fertilized sole corn, sole corn, sole...

Author(s):M.D Belel

The potential role of agroforestry in contributing to food security in the drylands of Kenya, a case of Wajir County

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Food security is a major concern in the drylands of Kenya and there is need to ensure sustainable management of natural resources for enhanced, adequate and sustainable food production. The food security challenge faced by smallholder farmers in Wajir will likely worsen with the ever-ravaging effects of climate change. This research study was carried out in Wajir North sub-county, Wajir County. The study investigates the...


Feed restriction and compensatory growth of giant African snails of the species Archachatina marginata (Swainson, 1821)

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Giant African snails of the species Archachatina marginata were subjected to a feed restriction for 70 days which preceded a re-feeding phase also of 70 days. The objective was to study in this species the ability to compensate for growth retardation induced by temporary dietary restriction. The study was carried out at the application farm of the Faculty of Agronomy of the University of Parakou between August 15, 2019 and...

Author(s):Youssouf TOUKOUROU, Chadrac TSRIGBIDZI, Edouard G. OGBOLO, Elodie DIMON


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With a keen interest to combat food insecurity in Ethiopia and Africa at large, College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Jimma University Jimma, Ethiopia has made efforts to study the utilization and production of new bean varieties with desirable characteristics such as high nutritional importance, high yield, and disease resistance. To determine the proximate composition of the thirteen accessions of Lima Bean...

Author(s):Ebube, Oliver, Chukwunyere, Wosene, Gebreselassie, Abtew

Nutritional Composition of Improved Ethiopian Chickpea Varieties

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Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) is an important pulse crop grown and consumed all over the world. It is also contributing a huge amount of protein to the human diet in Ethiopia. The aim of this study was to generate base line information and robust quality data for almost all Ethiopian chickpea varieties. All varieties were subjected to proximate composition (moisture content, ash, crude fiber, crude protein, crude fat and...

Author(s):Oli Legassa, Muhaba Seifu, Tamrat Kore


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The orange fleshed and purple fleshed sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas L. Lam) cultivars are very rich source of naturally occurring carotenoid and anthocyanin valued as antioxidants and Vitamin A precursors. This paper aimed at reviewing the practical experiences from Southern Africa, Uganda, Kenya, Ghana, and Japan with respect to contributions of the orange and purple fleshed sweetpotato in the improvement of human health,...

Author(s):Gloria Peace LAMARO

Effect of Storage Container and storage period on Germination of Stored Grain Maize in West Shawa, Bako, Ethiopia

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The experiment was conducted between December 2017 and May 2018 at Bako, Ethiopia to study the effects of storage container on germination of stored maize grain in the laboratory. The experiment was replicated three times in 3x4factorial designs. The treatments were three storage types (Gombisa, sack and Hermetic bag), one variety of maize (Bako hybrid-661) and seven storage periods (0, 1, 2,3, 4,5,and 6) months. The...

Author(s):Negasa F., Solomon A. and Girma D.

Technical Efficiency Analysis of Smallholder Red-pepper (Capsicum annuum L.) Producers in Dalocha district, Silte Zone, Southern Ethiopia

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The objectives of the study was to estimate technical efficiency and to identify factors that cause efficiency differentials among sample red-pepper producers in the District based on cross-sectional data obtained from a sample of 122 randomly selected smallholder red-pepper producers by employing multistage sampling technique. A stochastic frontier Cobb-Douglas analysis approach with the inefficiency effect model was used...

Author(s):Dalocha district, Cobb-Douglas, Red-pepper, stochastic frontier model, Technical efficiency.

Field Evaluation and Performance of Water Pad-Drip Irrigation Practices as Alternative Technology

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Drip irrigation has become a well-established method for irrigating high-value crops in regions, where water resources are scarce and/or expensive. Field experiments were conducted to examine the performance of Water pad-drip irrigation system for production of tomatoes during dry period of January to April, 2017 in Arba Minch area. The effects of water-pad application with crop water requirement have significant yield...

Author(s):Ayalkibet M. Seka; Samuel D. Hatiye; Abdella K. Mohammed; Assefa M. Melesse

Food Safety Awareness and Practices of Food Handlers in Cafes and Restaurants of Ambo, Guder and Ginchi Towns of West Shoa Zone, Oromia National Regional State, Ethiopia

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Good food safety awareness and practices play a great role for handlers in food production, and to guarantee foods served are safe for consumption. Aware or unintended contamination of such food places consumers at risk of suffering from food-borne infections. As a result the study was carried out to document the food safety awareness, food safety practices and attitudes of the managerin food businesses in Ambo, Guder and...

Author(s):Teshale Jifara Mengeda, Solomon Amsalu Gesese, Fikiru Temesgen Geleta, Belete Demuma Geleta, and Diriba Edae Gemeda

Potency of Nine Local Botanical Nematicides on Root Knot Nematode, Meloidogyne incognita Affecting Cowpea Vigna unguiculata Cultivar Oloyin L.

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Efficacy of nine different botanical nematicides were tested against root-knot nematodes, Meloidogyne incognita affecting cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) cultivar oloyin in an open field experiment in a randomized complete block design with five replicates. The known effective synthetic nematicide, Furadan and the cowpea which bore on nematicides were included as controls. Based on comparism with known effective nematicide...


Effects of different Arum dioscoridis extracts on the Balb/c mice: Haematological and biochemical parameters

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Background and objective: Plants have been used for the purpose curing, suppressing and prevention of some diseases by human being for many years. Arum dioscoridis is one of these plants. To evaluate its use in medicine, it is important to understand its toxicity on the animals. That’s why, in this study toxicological effects of Arum dioscoridis extracts on Balb/c mice haematological and biochemical values were...

Author(s):Turan GÜVEN, Hüseyin TÜRKER, Mustafa YEL, Özlem TAŞDELEN

Evaluation of the toxic potency of Millettia ferruginea (Hochest) baker against the maize weevil, Sitophilus zeamais (Motsch.) of stored maize in Ethiopia

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Hexane (non-polar), chloroform (partial polar), distilled water, methanol, acetone and ethanol (polar) extracts (from 10, 20 and 30g/100ml extraction levels) and leaf powder of Millettia ferruginea were tested as protectant against maize weevils on filter paper and in maize grains under laboratory condition. These were applied at the rate of 2 and 3 ml in filter paper and at a rate of 5, 10 and 15% (w/w) on admixture...

Author(s):Berhanu Hiruy and Emana Getu

Role of Gender and Dairy Production in and around Debre Berhan town, Amhara Region, Ethiopia

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A study was conducted in urban and peri urban areas of Debre Berhan town, north Shewa zone, Amhara regional state to assess the role of gender and dairy production systems. Formal survey was used to collect data. A total of 180 households (60 from urban and 120 from peri urban) were selected based on ownership of dairy cow and willingness to participate in the study. Crop residues, industrial by-products, conserved hay and...

Author(s):Abebe Bereda, Genanew Timerga, Almaz Bekele, Twedros Eshete, Getachew Kassa

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