ISABB Journal of
Food and Agricultural Sciences

OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF AFRICAN BIOTECHNOLOGISTS AND BIOSCIENTISTS
  • 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

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

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.

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

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

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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

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

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

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...

Author(s):AYODEJI, SAMSON BAGBE

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

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

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

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

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

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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