African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6837

Table of Content: August, 2022; 18(8)

August 2022

Use of termites as protein supplement for indigenous chicken on smallholder farms in Siaya County, Kenya

Smallholder indigenous chicken (IC) production systems have been associated with low productivity thereby contributing to food insecurity and reduced livelihoods.  Despite this scenario, smallholder IC producers have been harvesting and feeding termites supplementarily. This study determined the demographic characteristics that influence the use of termites as protein supplement for indigenous chicken by...

Author(s): Caroline Majuma, Reuben O. Mosi, Kenneth Otieno and Alpha Masemba  

August 2022

Evaluation of the residual effect of bioslurry effluent on biological yield and nutritional content of swiss chard (Beta vulgaris L.)

An experiment was conducted to evaluate the residual effect of inorganic fertilizer and bioslurry application on biological yield and nutrient content of Swiss chard. The study was conducted at Döhne Agricultural Development Institute (DADI) (32°31’ 34.077” S; 27°27’ 37.473” E) in Stutterheim, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Following planting and harvesting of two Swiss chard cultivars...

Author(s): Azile Dumani, Tembakazi T. Silwana, Babalwa Mpambani, Retief P. Celliers and Mongezi M. Mbangcolo  

August 2022

Effects of the naked neck phenotype and feed withdrawal on growth performance and carcass characteristics of F1 crossbred broilers from a cross between local naked neck males and Hubbard Flex 15 broiler females

An eleven-month experiment was conducted to establish the influence of phenotype and feeding systems on growth performance and carcass characteristics of F1 crossbred broilers. One hundred normal feathered broiler breeder females were mated with 10 naked neck males to obtain the F1.  Two hundred and seventy-two chicks obtained from the F1 generation and from four hatches were randomly assigned into four treatments...

Author(s): Raymond Teye Bineadeo, Kwaku Adomako, Simon Oscar Olympio, Maureen Mamle Azu, Yaw Oppong Frimpong,   Alex Osei and Ishmael Ankamah  

August 2022

Performance of mustard varieties under saline prone areas of Bangladesh

This study was conducted at farmers’ field with three disperse replicas in three different places viz. Satkhira (AEZ-11), Koyra (AEZ-13), and Bagerhat (AEZ-11) of Khulna division in the Rabi season of 2019-2020 to determine salt tolerant varieties for maximizing mustard yield, as well as farmers’ income. Characterization was done with six varieties namely BARI Sarisha-11, BARI Sarisha-14, BARI Sarisha-16,...

Author(s): Mashfiqur Rahman, Mustafa Kamal Shahadat, Tazreen Suriya Munmun, Shahriar Kobir, Abu Rashed Maukeeb, Fadrus Ahamed Nasim and Harunor Rashid  

August 2022

Implications of diet and quality consistence of feed on poultry layers egg quality

Impaction of different brands of commercial layers feeds on egg quality was assessed in a complete block design with five treatments in three blocks replicated with twenty birds each. Hyline birds and the deep litter system were used. Feed constituents from proximate analysis were linearly correlated to quality parameters measured on the eggs. Results showed that nutrition impacts on most egg quality parameters except...

Author(s): S. Kodani, D. Msamala, R. Chigumira, T. Shumba and P. Muzofa  

August 2022

Morphological and molecular diversity of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi associated to Carica papaya L. rhizosphere in two agro-ecological zones in Cameroon

The papaya tree is not very exploitable on the international market because of the post-harvest decline of the fruits. In this study, we identified arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) from the rhizosphere of papaya in two agroecological zones of Cameroon (Njombe-Pendja: NP and Yaounde: Y). Morphological studies on the density, the rate of root colonization, the diversity of AMF species were evaluated. Molecular...

Author(s): Adèle Fokou Maffo,, Eddy Léonard Mangaptche Ngonkeu, Clemence Chaintreuil, Carine Nono Temegne, Godswill Ntsomboh-Ntsefong, Fatoumata Fall, Diegane Diouf, and Emmanuel Youmbi  

August 2022

Factors that influence the dominance of X-Jigna cultivar under smallholder rice production in Fogera Plain, Northwest Ethiopia

The aim of this study is to learn more about the status and factors that influence the uptake of improved rice varieties in the Fogera plain, a well-known rice-growing area in Ethiopia. A total of 155 rice-producing households were chosen through a systematic random sampling method. Simple descriptive statistics like mean, frequency, percentage, and standard deviation were utilized to characterize the sample households,...

Author(s): Adane Melak Beyene, Ayele Tesfahan Gashu and Misganaw Anteneh Tegegne  

August 2022

Effect of soil-applied and foliar fertilizer on rice (Oryza sativa)

Utilization of foliar fertilizer is not a common practice in field crop production in Ghana, upon this background this research was carried out to assess the combined effect of soil-applied and foliar fertilizer on growth and yield parameters of rice. Four treatments comprising of a control, soil-applied fertilizer and three others comprising of a combination of soil-applied and foliar fertilizer were used. The analyzed...

Author(s): Alice Afrakomah Amoah and Collins Kofi Tetteh

August 2022

Influence of FBO interaction with research and extension on the adoption of technologies by FBO members in the Central Region of Ghana

The study examined the influence of Farmer Based Organization (FBO) interaction with research and extension service providers on the adoption of technologies by members of FBOs in the Central Region of Ghana. In conducting the study, a combination of purposive and convenient sampling methods was utilized in selecting the FBOs and other key players in the field. In all, the study covered 177 respondents. The approach...

Author(s): Esther Okwaah Akomaning, Collins Kwabena Osei, Richard Oblitei Tetteh, John Eudes Andivi Bakang and John Esuah Akomaning  

August 2022

Social network analysis of innovation platforms in the local rice value chains in Benin: Shield or showcase for endogenous innovation?

Innovation platforms (IPs) bring agricultural value chain stakeholders together to successfully overcome constraints in agricultural systems. In Bénin, they are introduced to foster collaboration, partnership, and mutual focus to generate innovation on the commodity such as the local rice production and processing systems. Based on Social Networks Analysis, this research examines this IPs in influencing the...

Author(s): Léonard Cossi Hinnou, , Romeo Sossou, Guirguissou Maboudou Alidou and Roch Lambert Mongbo