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

Evaluation for chemical composition and digestibility of livestock feeds in Adwa district of central Tigray, Northern Ethiopia

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Feed database serves as basic decision support tools required for feed improvement. The objective of the study was to evaluate the chemical composition and in vitro dry matter digestibility of major feed resources available in Adwa district of central Tigray, Northern Ethiopia. Representative feed samples were collected from nine major feed resources. The samples were analyzed for chemical composition and in vitro dry...

Author(s):Tikabo Gebremariam, Shumuye Belay

Effect of Adoption of Rope and Washer Water-Lifting Technology on Household Income: The Case of Chencha Zuria District, Gamo Zone Southern Ethiopia

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The adoption of rope and washer water-lifting technology is influenced by several factors though it is suitable, easy to operate and maintain, and is multipurpose technology. The main objective of this study is to assess the status of adoption Rope and Washer water-lifting Technology and its Effect on household income. Data were collected by employing quantitative and qualitative data collection techniques like household...

Author(s):Tesfaye Samuel Saguye, Gebrerufael Girmay, Addisu Girma Domba

Growth efficiency and profitability indices of African catfish (Clarias gariepinus) fingerlings fed with different levels of Adansonia digitata (Baobab) seed meal

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The effects of diet with different inclusion levels of baobab seed meal inclusions on the growth and gross margin analysis of Clarias gaiepinus fingerlings was evaluated under a controlled laboratory condition. Five inclusion levels of Baobab Seed Meal (BSM) to replace soya bean meal were studied at 0%, 5%, 10%, 15% and 20% dietary protein. The experimental diets were uniform by targeting 40% crude protein with energy...

Author(s):Ajibade Akinniyi Oyetunji, Adeosun Olubunmi, Sule Okanlawon Sakiru, Adedokun Mathew Adewale, Adesina Babatunde Taiwo

Study on the Optimum Nutrient Solution Concentration for the Growth of Mint (Mentha genus)

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Mint (Mentha genus) is an herbaceous herb that is fragrant useful for centuries with spices and medicinal herbs. Study on optimum nutrient solution sufficient to meet the plants’ demands regarding soilless culture of mint would be helpful for its application in plant factory, but was less reported. In current study, 0.5 fold (×), 0.75×, 1.0×, and 1.25× concentrations of Yamazaki formula nutrient solution were applied to...

Author(s):Wang Tingqin, Zhao Yixin, Xu Zhenyu, Wen Junlang, Su Xiuxiu

Mapping Livestock census and crop performance in Pakistan

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Livestock and crops subsectors play a pivotal role in agrarian economy of Pakistan. Livestock contributes approximately 60.56% in agricultural value addition and almost 11.69% to the gross domestic product (GDP). The crops subsector constitutes of 21.73 percent serves as a basic accelerator of growth in agriculture sector as well as overall GDP. Therefore, to analyze the performance of livestock population and area under...

Author(s):Abid Ali Randhawa, Mansoor Ahmed Koondhar

Design, Construction and Performance Evaluation of Single Axle Tractor Operated Potato Digger Elevator

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Potato is the secondary non-cereal crop in Ethiopia, of which around 1,288,146 household farmers depend on it. Potato harvesting is practiced using animal-drawn local plough (Maresha) and hand hoe, which is characterized by high man-hour requirement, drudgery, and considerable losses through tuber damage and inefficient exposure. Thus, a single axle tractor-operated potato digger elevator was designed, fabricated and...

Author(s):Dessye Belay, Bisrat Getnet

Effects of graded levels of gut balance booster on growth performance, haematology, serum biochemistry and immune response of wealing pigs.

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This 10-week study evaluated effects of graded levels of Gut Balance Booster (GBB) on performance of weanling pigs. Thirty-six Large White X Landrace piglets, aged six weeks were randomly assigned into four groups of 9 piglets. Each treatment was replicated thrice with three piglets in a replicate. They were fed diet A (normal starter diet without GBB), diet B (starter diet with GBB at 1.00 Kg/ton), diet C (starter diet...

Author(s):Festus Otaka Abonyi.

Implementation of COVID-19 control measures: effect on fertilizer supply and soil fertility in Africa

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The unexpected outbreak of novel COVID-19 in late 2019 and continually spread across the world has disrupted the agricultural value chain. The World Health Organization (WHO) prescribed border closure, lockdown, social distancing, wearing a mask, and handwashing to combat the pandemic. These control measures, especially the closure of borders, have affected the importation and supply of fertilizer for crop production. The...

Author(s):Emmanuel Hanyabuia, Samuel Obeng Apori, Selorm Akaba

Impact of row spacing on soybean morphological parameters and yield.

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Abstract: The variable distribution of soybean seeds in rows can reduce the final stand and compromise grain yield. This article assesses the impact of seed distribution on the morphological characteristics of some plants and on the final yield of soybeans. The study was carried out in the experimental area of the federal university of santa maria, frederico westphalen campus, in the state of rio grande do sul, brazil, in...

Author(s):Claudir José Basso, Willian Bizarro Pertile, Mateus Junior Rodrigues Sangiovo, Fernanda Marcolan, Diecson Ruy Orsolin da Silva de Souza

Effects of Pharmaceutical Effluents on the Mitotic Activity in Allium cepa L.

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The need to determine the mutagenic ability of waste waters from pharmaceutical industry is on the rise. With the aid of macro and micro assay of the root tip, this study was carried out to assess the genotoxic effects of varied concentrations of three pharmaceutical effluents (Ciprofloxacin, Arthemetrin and Psuedophedrin) on Allium cepa root tip during mitosis. The chemical evaluation of the effluents confirmed the...

Author(s):Abu, Ngozi Eucharia, Udoh, Emmanuel Obiora, Ojua, Eugene Obashi, Ajuziogu Godswill Chukwunonso, Okeh Goodness

Correlation and multivariate analyses to select drought tolerant bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) genotypes using drought indices.

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Drought is one of the most common abiotic stresses affecting the productivity of wheat in Ethiopia. In this study, a total of sixty-four elite spring bread wheat genotypes from the International Center of Agricultural Research for Dry Areas (ICARDA) were used to identify drought-tolerant bread wheat genotypes. The experiment was laid out in 8*8 simple lattice designs under normal and stressed conditions at Werer...

Author(s):Tamiru Olbana, Firew Mekbib, Wuletaw Tadesse

From yield to application: nutrient requirement of maize (Zea maize) in Southeastern and Southwestern of Ethiopia at zonal level

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Optimal nutrient application is required for sustainable crop production and farm profitability in Ethiopian smallholder farmer. In this study, N, P and K requirement of maize was estimated for the current and future maize production levels in East Shewa and Jimma zones of Ethiopia. Current yield was assessed from Spatial Production Allocation Model (SPAM) database and yield responses and agronomic N, P and K use...

Author(s):Workneh Bekere

Effect of white ginger root (Mondia whitei) on haematological indices and serum biochemistry of starter broiler chickens.

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This study was conducted to reveal the effect of white ginger (Mondia whitei) root on haematological indices and serum biochemistry of starter broiler chickens. A 28-day feeding trial was conducted using a total of One hundred and fifty Arbor Acre broiler chicken. The birds were divided into five dietary groups with three replicates of ten birds. The dietary groups were control (basal diet), M. whitei meal (MWM) + basal...

Author(s):Rasaki, L. A., Sobayo, R. A.

Evaluating Yield and Agronomic Efficiency of maize (Zea mays L.) through application of urea Stable at high moisture conditions of Southwestern Ethiopia

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Nitrogen is the most yield-limiting nutrient for maize crop growth and development as in the most soil kinds and it needs effective management to enhance crop production. Adoption of appropriate management may overcome N loss and enhance its use efficiency in crops which are associated with soil and crop management and include appropriate source and application time. Thus, a field experiment was done to determine mineral N...

Author(s):Habetamu Getinet, Obsa Atnafu, Teshome Tadese, Gebreslassie Hailu

Cocoa pods and seeds characteristics of different hybrid varieties in Southeastern Ghana

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We determined the characteristics of the cocoa pods and seeds using three clonal varieties namely C 67, C 85 and PA 150. We purposively selected the cocoa pods, weighed and grouped into large size, medium size and small size cocoa pods. The number of seeds per pod was high in clone PA 150 in large cocoa pod size. Average fresh seed weight was high in clone 67 while length of pod of cocoa was high in medium cocoa pod size...

Author(s):Daniel A. Tetteh, Daniel Obeng

Serological Reactivity of Okra Leaf Curl Disease to African Cassava Mosaic Virus (ACMV) and Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl Virus (TYLCV) Antisera in Sudan Savanna Zone of Nigeria

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A survey was conducted in Maiduguri during the 2016 cropping season to identify the serotypes and distribution of Okra Leaf Curl Disease on okra plants to cover 30 major okra growing areas in Maiduguri. The confirmation of serotypes of the virus was performed using African Cassava Mosaic Virus (ACMV) and Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl Virus (TYLCV) antibodies obtained from Deutche Sammlang von Mikroorganism and Zeckulturan (DSMZ)...

Author(s):Zubairu M., Alkali G.

Antioxidant activity of Capsicum frutescens and its effect on sensory and carcass characteristics of local chickens

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This study determined the antioxidant activity of Capsicum frutescens powder and its effect on sensory and carcass characteristics of local chickens fed with either cotton seed cake or sunflower seed diets for thirty seven days. The birds were randomly assigned to four dietary treatments (0%, 1.1%, 2.2%, and 4.4%) of C. frutescens powder. For cotton seed cake diets, 15 birds were replicated thrice per treatment whereas the...

Author(s):Sebulime Peregrine, Ocaido Michael, Okello Samuel

Determination of Optimum Plant Population and N Fertilizer Rate for Late Maturing Maize Inbred line to Increase Seed Production at Bako, Western Ethiopia.

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The yield potential of commercial maize hybrids fully expressed in F1 generation, results from the cross of two inbred lines. However the yield of each line is too low unless their yields have improved with improved management, optimum density with optimum nutrition. Based on this fact, a field experiment was conducted at Bako research farm for two years (2019 and 2020) to determine the optimum plant density and nitrogen...

Author(s):Begizew Golla

Effect of Entrepreneurial Behaviour on Small Scale Potato Farm Performance: Evidence from Kenya

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Over the years, small scale potato farm enterprises have recorded low potato productivity and profitability. This poor performance could be attributed to poor entrepreneurial culture and skills, and low entrepreneurial behaviour portrayed by the small scale potato farmers. This paper models the effect of entrepreneurial behaviour on the performance of small scale potato farm enterprises in a high density potato producing...

Author(s):John Atsu Agbolosoo, Isaac Maina Kariuki, Hillary Kiplangat Bett, Agnes Oywaya Nkurumwa

Groundwater and Surface Water Quality Status and Its Spatial and Seasonal Fluctuation in Amibara irrigated area of Ethiopia

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Irrigated agriculture is a major human activity, which often leads to secondary salinization of land and water resources in arid and semi-arid conditions. Soil salinity is an enormous problem for agriculture under irrigation as it affects the growth and development of plants in Ethiopia; the problem is widespread in the rift valley areas where middle Awash and Amibara irrigated farms are present. Therefore, this study was...

Author(s):Lemma Mamo, Bobe Bedadi, Solomon Tamiru

Influence of altitude as a proxy for temperature on key Musa pests and diseases in Watershed areas of Burundi and Rwanda.

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Pests and diseases are key biotic constraints limiting banana production among smallholder farmers in Eastern and Central Africa. Global warming as a result of the changing climatic conditions may favour pest and disease development and further exacerbate the vulnerability of these smallholder farmers to these biotic constraints. Gathering information on the extent of potential climate change effects on pests and pathogens...

Author(s):Gloria Valentine Nakato, Joshua Sikhu Okonya, Deo Kantungeko, Walter Ocimati, George Mahuku, James Peter Legg, Guy Blomme

Studies on shea (Vitellaria paradoxa) fruits storage and different preservation technologies for domestication.

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In order to prevent a Shea seed from germination when stored, a preservation technology was adopted using white transparent polythene bags of 500mm gauge, perforated brown envelope of big size, and Black polythene bags of 500mm guage. The results revealed that the Shea seeds preserved in the white transparent polythene bags retained their viability for six months which can then be used by experienced/professional...

Author(s):Koloche I.M,Celestine E.I, Solomon S, Enaberue L.O, Garba H, Mohammed A, Yahaya S.A

Water stress affects physio-morphological development of tomato grown in pots.

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Water for Agricultural purposes is increasingly becoming limited owing to global climatic change and increased demand from other uses such as household water users, industries, and the environment. Tomato is an herbaceous crop that needs an adequate amount of water for growth and yield optimization. This experiment was conducted in pots in a greenhouse to examine the effect of water stress on the growth, yield, and...

Author(s):K. E. Alordzinu, S.A. Appiah, Alaa AL Aasmi, Precious Kwaku Blege, E.A Afful

Effect of powder and extract of Ritchiea reflexa (Thonn.) Gilg et Benedict and Ctenium elegans Kunth on Amitermes evuncifer Blattodea, Termitinae

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Termites play key roles in the ecosystems functioning, especially in the recycling of organic matter. However, few are considered pests because they cause damages to crops and wooden structures. Long based on the use of synthetic pesticides, the control of pestiferous termites is now focused on environmental friendly means including the use of plant extracts. Here, powder, acetonic and ethanolic extracts of Ctenium elegans...

Author(s):Kodjo Adande, Oudjaniyobi Simalou, Boris Dodji Kasseney, Eyabana Mollong

Understanding the effects of COVID-19 on food security in Ghana

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The relationship between hunger and poverty has become clear with the outbreak of the coronavirus. Restricted people movement and border closures used to control the spread of the virus have implications for food security. Governments are challenged with allocating their scarce resources to cover additional healthcare costs and social protection expenditures which did not exist before. The Food and Agriculture Organization...

Author(s):Ivy Drafor-Amenyah

Effect of operating speed and chipping disc blade number on the performance of a motorised cassava chipping machine.

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Cassava (Manihot esculenta) remains one of the most important and widely grown food crops in tropical region which has persistently contributed food security and economy. Cassava roots deteriorate rapidly within 40-48 hours after harvest, due to physiological factors and microbial infection. Fresh roots storage is a huge challenge, there is thus a pressing need to process tubers into some stable form as soon as they are...

Author(s):Oladipo N.O., Ogunjirin O.A., Abiodun L.O. and Bello M.K.

Evaluation of Table Grape Genotypes for Yield and Yield components in Central Rift Valley of Ethiopia

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There was no variety released for table grape production in Ethiopia while the national demand for table grape is increasing. The aim of this research was to evaluate and recommend table grape genotypes on yield and yield related traits. The study was conducted in central rift valley at Awash Winery vineyard with six table grape genotypes. Genotypes were evaluated using randomized complete block design with three...

Author(s):Gadissa Lelissa, Fasil Tadesse, Muluken Demelie, Etsegent Kefilu

Coinoculation Rizobia and Mycorriza in Cowpea Beans (Vigna unguiculata (l.) walp) in Calixto García Municipality, Cuba .

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The research goal is to evaluate the rhizobia and mycorrhiza application on Cowpea bean (Vigna unguiculata L) cv. Carita Blanco growth. The experiments were developed at Calixto García municipality, Cuba. It was done from April to June 2020, on brown Sialitic soil without carbonate. This design was a random block with three treatments (control, Rhizobium, Rhizobium + Mycorrhizas). It entailed indicators measurement during...

Author(s):Sebastián Zayas Infante, Maura Isabel Rodríguez Palma, Heriberto Vargas Rodríguez, María Caridad Nápoles Garcia, Irina Reyes Martínez, Reynaldo Guzmán Paezy, Carmelo Damián Agüero Pintado.

Extension training for banana value addition among small holder farmers in Meru and Tharakanithi Counties.

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Extension training is intended to increase the efficiency and performance of the human resource that acts responsibly in a society based on a communication interaction with knowledge sources. The main objective of this study was to assess the effect of training farmers on banana production value addition among smallholder farmers in Meru and Tharaka–Nithi Counties. The study adopted a pragmatic paradigm and a...

Author(s):Florence K.Kirimi, Charles O.Nyambane, Lucy K. Njeru, Hezron R.Mogaka

Wage Labor in the rice cultivation areas near Lake Victoria in Western Kenya.

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Rice is now the most rapidly growing food commodity in sub-Saharan Africa. This growth is mainly driven by urbanization. There is substantial research on the wage labor dynamics in rice production in Asia, but in Africa, there is limited analysis of the labor used in rice cultivation—the attributes, numbers, and costs—which makes it difficult to understand the actual market, such as how products are procured. This study...

Author(s):Yuko Yamane

Nitrogen fertilization on soybean crop over straw of forage sorghum intercropped with Urochloa ruziziensis.

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The experiment was carried out to evaluate the influence of N on the agronomic characteristics of soybean crop under no-tillage system over forage sorghum intercropped with U. ruziziensis and on straw degradation. Four treatments (nitrogen doses) were used: 0; 20; 40 and 60 kg of N ha-1. N were applied at V3-V4 stage, using ammonium nitrate as the N source, containing 30% N. The experimental design was a randomized block...

Author(s):Barbosa Borges Wander Luis, Letícia Nayara Fuzaro Rodrigues, Pedro Henrique Gatto Juliano, Helimar Balarone da Silva Sporch, Matheus Ribeiro Lemos

Physiological, developmental and growth responses to desiccation induced stress in four seed coat colour varieties of Vigna Unguiculata (l. Walp).

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Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata L. Walp) is a widely grown leguminous crop in Ghana. This study was conducted using four varieties of cowpea based on the colour of the seed coat namely; Red, Brown, Black and Cream cowpea varieties. These cowpea varieties were subjected to three different watering regimes namely normal, moderate and severe water stress regimes. These different watering regimes were used as potential screening...

Author(s): Kwadwo Owusu Ayeh, Anning Kwame Peter, Adoteye Emmanuella Graceand Lewis Enu-Kwesi

Nutrients Balance Approach with Emphasis on Base Cations and Ratios Concepts as a Decisions-Support Tool in Optimizing Fertilizers Use.

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Thirty-six soil samples collected from 24 sites were used to investigate the relationships between cation-ratio concepts and sufficiency level approaches in plant nutrition. Based on threshold values, about 25.0% of the soils had calcium:magnesium (Ca:Mg)-ratio fallen outside the favorable range, despite the sufficient levels of individual elements in soils, violating the base cation ratio concept. Similarly, 63.0% of...

Author(s):Assefa Menna

Analysis of Genetic Diversity of Coffee (Coffea arabica L.) Based on Genetic Parameters, Phenotypic and genotypic correlations.

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Ethiopia is the homeland and center of genetic diversity of Arabica coffee (Coffea arabica L., Rubiaceae). Getting more information on genetic variability is a prerequisite for further improvement of coffee (Coffea arabica L.).A field experiment was conducted at Awada Agricultural Research Sub-Center, Ethiopia, to study the magnitude of phenotypic diversity among southern coffee (Coffea arabica L.) germplasm accessions...

Author(s):Meseret Degefa, Sentayehu Alamerew, Ali Mohammed, Adeba Gemechu

Assessment of Cypress Aphid (Cinara cupressivora) Infestation and Its Natural Enemies on Cypress Plantation; The Case of Jibat and Chaliya Districts, Oromia region, Ethiopia.

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The Cypress aphid (Cinara cupressivora) is considered as one of the most important invasive pests in the world attacking Cupressaceae family. In Ethiopia it has caused over US$10 million worth of damage to Cypress plantations across the country. The recent study was done on assessment of Cypress aphid infestation and its natural enemies on cypress plantation of Jibat and Gedo district, Oromia region, Ethiopia. The general...

Author(s):Alemineh Diro, Merkuz Abera, Adane Tesfaye

Cattle feed resource, Water sources and Housing system in the East Shoa and West Arsi Zones of Oromia, Ethiopia

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The study was conducted in Adami Tulu Jidokombolcha (ATJK), Bora, Dodola, Shala and Negele-Arsi districts with objective to assess main cattle feed resources, water sources and housing systems. A pretested, semi-structured questionnaire was used to conduct survey. About 240 respondents were identified using random sampling techniques. Collected data was analyzed by SPSS statistical software version 24. Study result...

Author(s):Aman Gudeto, Sandip Banerjee, Tadele Mirkena, Tesfaye Alemu Tucho

Effect of Eucalyptus Globules Woodlot Plantation on Selected Soil Physico-Chemical Properties and Wheat Yield in Wogera District, Amhara Region, Ethiopia.

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Currently, a Eucalyptus globulus is a common smallholder plantation species in the Wogera district. The species is significantly expanding on marginal and fertile farmlands. The objective is to analyze the effects of Eucalyptus globulus woodlots plantation and their directions on selected soil physicochemical properties and yield of wheat crop. Three woodlots with similar site conditions were selected for this particular...

Author(s):Kassegn Asnakew Seyoum, Bekalu Melis Alehegn, Asmamaw Alemu Abtew

Effect of Intercropping and Pruning on Chilli Production in Farmer’s Raised Bed and Modified Raised Bed Techniques under Rain-fed farming.

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Chilli in Bhutan is an indispensable cash crop, commonly consumes as vegetable. However, chilli in commercial scale is the rain-fed farming due to which farmers are not able to produce sufficient amount. Moreover, limited landholding with confine cultivation attributes less yield. Therefore, intensive farming using intercropping of chilli with beans and pruning of chilli in two raised bed techniques were assessed for...

Author(s):Zangmo, Det Wattanachaiyingcharoen, Wanwisa Pansak and Tulsi Gurung

Seed germination and morphological characterization of traditional leafy vegetables.

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Traditional leafy vegetables provide affordable sources of micronutrients to many people in Zimbabwe. They are produced by smallholder farmers with limited knowledge on the agronomic value of high-quality seed and the seed is rarely tested to determine its quality. This study was therefore conducted to evaluate the germination of seeds of three traditional leafy vegetables sourced from five different farmers and the...

Author(s):Praxedis Dube, Paul C. Struik

Profitability Analysis of Smallholder Cocoa Production in South West Region of Cameroon

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Over the years, cocoa production in Cameroon has served as a source of employment for many smallholder farmers. However, aging trees amongst other factors is a limiting factor in the productivity of cocoa. The study compared the economic performances of different crop ages of smallholder cocoa production using primary data obtained by means of semi-structured questionnaires. Multistage random sampling was adopted to select...

Author(s):Norbert N. Ngwang, Majory O. Meliko

Impacts of Farmer Field Schools on Food Security and Environmental Conservation in Western Kenya.

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This study assessed the impacts of Farmer Field Schools (FFS) on household food security and environmental conservation in the Western Province of Kenya. The outcome variables were: maize yield per acre, income per acre, household food insecurity score and environmental conservation score. Principal component analysis and propensity score matching techniques were used for analyses and regression method to test the...

Author(s):Laurine Kithi, Amin Mugera

Measuring the sustainability of poultry farms in the region of Biskra, case : Sidi Okba.

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Two farms in the Sidi Okba region were investigated to collect information on their structure, land use, labor and economic management of the farm.The sustainability of these farms was assessed using 37 indicators describing the agro-environmental, socio-territorial and economic scales. This study shows the influence of the production system on the parameters contributing to the estimation of the sustainability of farms....

Author(s):Bachar mohamed Farouk, Slimani Selma

Adoptable formula for estimating testicular volumes using ultrasound method in Red Sokoto Goat Bucks

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The purpose of this study was to determine the adoptable formula for estimating testicular volume by ultrasound in the Red Sokoto Goat (RSG) bucks. Sixteen RSG bucks comprising of eight pubertal and eight post-pubertal bucks were used for this study. With the aid of the ultrasound electronic caliper, the bucks’ testicular length, height and width were measured. These parameters were used to estimate Testicular Volumes...

Author(s):Lukman Oladimeji RajI, Uchebuchi Ike Osuagwuh, Sadudeen Adetayo Amid, Rashida Abimbola Mustapha

Evaluation of the On-Farm Dairy Technologies in Ethiopia: A Review

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The objective of this review is to provide an overview of the major achievements of on-farm dairy technologies in Ethiopia by reviewing a variety of documents from proceedings, articles, journals, and original research papers. Following the on-station generation and evaluation of dairy technologies, on-farm participatory verification of improved dairy cattle production packages has started. Since then, there are available...

Author(s):Endale Yadessa, Ulfina Galmessa, Lemma Fita, Temesgen Jembere

Effect of rootstocks and scions on nutrient concentration of selected apple (Malus domestica l. borkh) cultivars at Gircha, southern Ethiopia

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Selection of appropriate scion rootstock combination is an important practice for increasing yield of apple (Malus domestica L. Borkh). However, the effect of rootstocks and scion on leaf nutrient content of apple varieties was not widely studied and recommended that optimize the leaf nutrient concentration which eventually leads to maximum yield and quality of apple at the study area. Therefore, field experiment was...

Author(s):Kamelo Kando, Kebede Jobir, Derebew Belew

On Station Performance Evaluation of Borana Cattle under Rangeland Conditions of Borana Zone, Southern Oromia, Ethiopia

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The study was conducted at Yabello Pastoral and Dry land Agriculture Research Center from 2007-2018 for 12 years to evaluate the performance of Borana cattle breed and suggest appropriate husbandry practices. The mean birth weight was 22.81±0.34 kg for males and 21.02±0.36 kg for females, and the average weaning weight at 7 months was 102.07±1.26 kg for males and 93.81±1.16 kg for females. Mean yearling weight for...

Author(s):Birhanu Bekele Hordofa, Beshir Husien Melua

Agricultural zoning and recommendations for the seeding of wheat (Triticum spp.) in the Central-southern Mesoregion of Parana state in Brazil

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Wheat is one of the most cultivated cereals and is essential for human and animal feeding. Since it is a sensible species to the meteorologic conditions, the climate changes can alter all its cultivation areas and practices known in the present agriculture. This paper aims to make the zoning of climatic risk for agriculture for the wheat crop (Triticum spp.) and recommend the planting window for the central-southern...

Author(s):Ana Paula Ferreira Dominoni, Nathan Felipe da Silva Caldana, Leonardo Rodrigues, Bruno Wismeck Negrão, Vitor Rampazzo Favoretto, Victor Ricardo Bodnar, Marcelo Augusto de Aguiar e Silva

Factors influencing choice of milk market outlets among smallholder dairy farmers in Kuresoi North Sub-County, Kenya

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Kuresoi North Sub-County has experienced a rapid expansion in milk production and there exist both formal and informal milk market outlets. With these abundant opportunities, much of the produced quantities of milk are expected to enter the market and farmers’ livelihoods be improved. However, it is not clear whether the smallholder milk producers are exploiting the existing and emerging market opportunities through...

Author(s):Kibet Richard Kurgat , Job Kibiwott Lagat, Edith W. Gathungu

Diversity and distribution of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in maize (Zea mays) cropping fields in South Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Arbuscular Mycorhizal Fungi (AMF) occur naturally in agroecosystems and interact symbiotically with crops, facilitating nutrition. This study aimed at studying the occurrence, abundance and diversity of AMF communities in the maize cropping system and their relation to soils properties in two agroecological zones in South Kivu, eastern DR Congo. Soil samples were collected from eight sites, with 4 sites in highland at...

Author(s):Réussite Bugale Malembaka, Richard Onwonga, Joyce Jefwa, Fredrick Ayuke, Leon Nabahungu

Evaluation and Adaptation trial of Coriander (Coriandrum sativum L.) varieties in the mid land areas of Guji zone, Southern Ethiopia

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Coriander (Coriandrum sativum L,) is one of the most important spice and cash crop produced in Ethiopia. However, information related to potential of the midland areas of Guji zone for Coriander production is limited. This experiment was conducted in the Kiltu sorsa, Gobicha and Dole areas at three farmers’ field to evaluate the growth and yield performance of Coriander varieties and to select and recommend high yielding...

Author(s):Arega Amdie, Solomon Teshome, Beriso Wako

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