Journal of
Dryland Agriculture

  • Abbreviation: J. Dryland Agric.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2476-8650
  • DOI: 10.5897/JODA
  • Start Year: 2015

JODA Articles in press

Initial greenhouse observations on use of coal char as a soil amendment: Influences on plant growth and soil water holding capacity

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A greenhouse study was conducted to begin testing the use of coal char (CC) as a soil amendment where CC is a solid porous activated carbon material resulting from a high-temperature pyrolysis of coal. The objectives of this preliminary trial were to evaluate the impacts of different concentrations of CC added to the soil (0% (control), 1%, 5%, and 10% (v/v) on plant biomass yield and soil water holding capacity (WHC). The...

Author(s):Resham B. Thapa, Sean X. Tang, Peter D. Stahl

Effect Of Extension Services Delivery on Improved Potato Production in Northern Zone of Plateau State, Nigeria

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The study examined the effects of extension service delivery on improved potato production in Northern Zone of Plateau State, Nigeria. Four thousand five hundred registered farmers were purposively selected from three local government areas (BarkinLadi, Jos South and Riyom) as sample frame. The procedure of sample based on proportion was adopted, and 4% of the total registered farmers were taken as sample size from each...

Author(s):GONI Ishaya Chakven and SHEHU Abbas

A low-cost integrated desalination and irrigation technique, tested on dual-purpose sorghum in Turkana County, Kenya

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In Arid and Semi-Arid Lands, water salinity often restricts plant growth, degrades soils, and even causes irrigation systems to fail, especially in hot climates. Worldwide, it is a “major cause” of the irrigation-induced salinization that had already affected 76 million ha of soil in 1991. Our novel and inexpensive irrigation technique addresses these issues, thus potentially improving the food security of affected farmers...

Author(s):Fabian Kaburu, Dimitri Mignard, Jackline Kemboi, Jesse Owino, Teresia Mucia, Sarah Odera, Martyn Wells, Colin Pritchard

Potential of camel production and management Practices in Ethiopia: Review

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The camel is one of the most vital domestic animals species for pastoralist livelihood as much as their blood circulation. The annual camel milk production of Ethiopia in 2018 is estimated to be 176113 tones. Camel produces considerable amount of milk and for long period of time than other milk producing animals under harsh conditions. Meat quality is largely age dependent and as other animals, good meat is from young...

Author(s):Kibebew Babege, Sale Wandara and Latamo Lameso

Multi-criteria SWOT-AHP Analysis for the Enhancement of Agricultural Extension Services in Kano State, Nigeria

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The study analysed the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) for the enhancement of agricultural extension services in Kano state, Nigeria. Agricultural extension officers (head of units and their deputies) were purposively selected for the study due to their responsibilities as administrators and planners. In this paper, we employ the SWOT-AHP methodology to assess and prioritize management strategies...

Author(s):Ibrahim Tafida and Raphael Foli Fiagbomeh

Sustainable Dryland Management Strategy in Buleleng Regency of Bali, Indonesia

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The research objective was to formulate a sustainable dryland management strategy in Buleleng Regency, Bali Province. The results showed that the effective strategies were namely (1) Utilizing available dryland to increase the quantity and quality of agricultural production, (2) Utilizing the research results of research institutes of the Ministry and University related to dryland, (3) Attracting investors to invest in use...

Author(s):Made Sri Sumarniasih and Made Antara

Ecological restoration of pastoral landscapes in the drylands of East Africa

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The East African drylands cover about 47 percent of the land surface and host about 20 million people. Rural people living in the drylands are mainly pastoralists who depend on livestock for both economic and social well-being. During the dry season, pastoralists apply strategic mobility to access grazing resources efficiently. However, this strategy has experienced change and constraints due to various demographic- and...

Author(s):Githae E. W and Mutiga I. M.

Assessment of available livestock feed resources and constraints in selected areas of South Gondar Zone, Northwestern Ethiopia

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This study was conducted in the selected districts of South Gondar Zone of the Amhara National Regional State which represent highland and mid altitude agro-ecology of the Zone. The aim of the study was to identify the major types of available feed resources, determine the quantity of feeds, and identify the major constraints of livestock production. Two hundred ten rural households from both agro-ecologies were...


Effects of In-situ Moisture Conservation Techniques on Maize (Zea mays) yield and yield components in Moisture Deficit area of Dugda Woreda, Ethiopia.

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The study was conducted during 2018 cropping season at Dugda Woreda to investigate the effect of in situ moisture conservation techniques on grain yield and yield components of maize. The treatments comprised of tied ridge, furrow closed at both end and farmer’s practices( as the control). The experiment was laid out in a Randomized Complete Block Design(RCBD) with three replication. The grain yield and thousand...

Author(s):Dulo Husen and Zelalem shalemew

Genetic variation and Association for Kernel yield and Yield Related Traits of Released Groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) Varieties in Abergelle District, Northern Ethiopia

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Groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.), also known as monkey-nut, peanut, earthnut and goobers, is a major cash crop and widely grown in all the tropical and subtropical regions of the world for direct use as food, oil and high protein meal, and is the second most important lowland oilseed crop after sesame in Ethiopia. However, its production and productivity is considerably low in Abergelle areas, Northern Ethiopia due to...

Author(s):Fantaye Belay, Hintsa Meresa and Shambel Syum

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