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: 31 December, 2014; 9(53)

December 2014

Trichoderma: Mass production, formulation, quality control, delivery and its scope in commercialization in India for the management of plant diseases

Popularization of biopesticides is very slow as compared to chemicals and only 2% biopesticides are available. Among the different biopesticides, Trichoderma is most exploited and have many success stories. Trichoderma viride and Trichoderma harzianum have curved a niche for themselves in India as important biocontrol agents for management of various diseases. A number of successful products based on different species...

Author(s): Sanjeev Kumar, Manibhushan Thakur and Archana Rani

December 2014

Cassava post-harvest processing and storage in Nigeria: A review

Cassava is an important root crop consumed as a staple food, boiled, baked or often fermented into other foods and beverages all over the world. It is a very good vehicle for addressing some health related problems and also serve as security food. Cassava undergoes postharvest physiological deterioration (PPD) once the tubers are separated from the main plant. PPD is one of the main obstacles currently preventing...

Author(s): Onyenwoke C. A. and Simonyan K. J.

December 2014

Micro-finance: A tool for fight against poverty in rural India through self-help group formation

Prosperity of India lies in the prosperity of its villages. In spite of being an agrarian economy, the rural scenario of our country projects a rather despondent picture. A large chunk of the rural population still remains in abject misery and poverty. Economic independence and empowerment of rural poor are major challenges faced by the government. Since 1991, the government has intensified its efforts for inclusive...

Author(s): Devi G., Zala Y.C. and Jain D. K.