African Journal of
Food Science

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Food Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0794
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJFS
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 978

Table of Content: December 2009 Special Issue; 3(13)

December 2009

Agriculture for sustainable food, energy and industrial development in the Sub-Saharan Africa: The case of Nigeria

  Global economic recession and the concomitant increase in food prices, unemployment, dilapidated infrastructures and poor industrial growth call for a concerted effort at ensuring a strong and efficient agriculture to meet the demands of ever increasing Nigerian population. No meaningful development can be attained without recourse to modern agriculture since virtually all facets of human endeavour relies...

Author(s): J.T. Fasinmirin and F. Braga

December 2009

Constructing C4 rice - the challenge of new green revolution

  The new green revolution is looking for a breakthrough in the world. Constructing C4 rice based on good plant type is a reliable and effective approach to enhance photosynthetic efficiency in leaf. The paper discusses the significance, techniques, physiological characteristics and future research directions of transgenic rice with C4 gene and makes some suggestions on breeding new cultivars with...

Author(s): Zhang Bianjiang and Jiao Demao

December 2009

Manipulating seed storage proteins for enhanced grain quality in cereals

  The importance of proteins in our diet is well recognized. Cereals, the major group of our food crops have provided the main source of energy and dietary proteins since the period human ancestors resorted to domestication and cultivation of crops. Their proteins have an imbalanced distribution of essential amino acids which is due to the low content of these amino acids in their predominant seed protein...

Author(s): N. K. Matta, Arvinder Singh and Yogesh Kumar

December 2009

A review of the origin, morphology, cultivation, economic products, health and physiological implications of raphia palm

  Several species of the Raphia palm exists and are largely confined to tropical Africa, south of the Sahara, from sea level of about 2000m altitude. In Nigeria, it is found in the south-south geopolitical zone. It provides material for furniture, house construction, food, clothing, edible oil, and so on. Raphia palm is one of the most useful palms economically. The Raphia palm...

Author(s): F. I. Obahiagbon