African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6559

Table of Content: 13 November 2014; 9(46)

November 2014

Status of soil properties of scattered Faidherbia albida (Del) in agricultural landscapes in Central Highland of Ethiopia

Scattered trees in general and scattered Faidherbia albida in particular are preserved in agricultural landscapes in Ethiopia. A study on this tree species was conducted at Meskan District of Gurage Zone, Ethiopia with the objectives of assessing the status of soil properties under it and its population distribution in agricultural landscapes. Twenty four  soil samples from the surface layer (0-10 cm) were taken...

Author(s): Getahun Haile, Fisseha Itanna and Mulugeta Lemenhi

November 2014

Evaluation of wheat cultivars for slow rusting resistance in Guji zone, Southern Oromia

Evaluation of Eleven and local bread wheat cultivars evaluated for slow rusting resistance was conducted in Bore district of southern Oromia during the main cropping season of 2011 under natural epidemics at Bore Agricultural Research site. Field evaluation of slow rusting resistance was assessed through Incidence, disease severity (DS), AUDPC and rAUDPC. Results of mean comparison of final rust severity, AUDPC and...

Author(s): Tolessa Taye, Chemada Fininsa and Getaneh Woldeab

November 2014

Scenario-based simulations of the impacts of rainfall variability and management options on maize production in Benin

Many studies have dealt with crop production under climate change projections in sub-Saharan Africa, focusing on average long term trends over time-windows of five to twenty years. The efforts undertaken in this study rather combine effective farm management/abiotic factors (e.g., soil tillage, sowing date, fertilizer use, soil fertility status) with variabilities in rainfall conditions at decadal scale to simulate...

Author(s): Tatjana Regh, Aymar Yaovi Bossa, and Bernd Diekkrüger

November 2014

Technical efficiency of fenugreek production in the semi arid region of Rajasthan, India: A stochastic frontier approach

This paper examines the technical efficiency of fenugreek production in Rajasthan and also identifies key variables affecting technical efficiency using primary data collected from 120 randomly selected fenugreek cultivating farmers by applying a stochastic frontier analysis (SFA). The results obtained in an empirical model indicated that mean technical efficiency of all categories of farmers was 70%. This suggests that...

Author(s): S. Kumar, A. Raizada, H. Biswas and R. Kumar

November 2014

Defining corporate social responsibility in the South African agricultural sector

Although corporate social responsibility (CSR) is an established research field worldwide, to date there is no single definition that is universally accepted. For this article, generally accepted models, principles and definitions regarding CSR were combined with the view of the South African government on CSR in order to propose a number of normative criteria for CSR in South Africa.  The agricultural sector in...

Author(s): E. M. Kloppers and L. M. Fourie