Journal of
Agricultural Biotechnology and Sustainable Development

  • Abbreviation: J. Agric. Biotech. Sustain. Dev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2340
  • DOI: 10.5897/JABSD
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 144

Table of Content: July-December 2020; 12(2)

August 2020

Land suitability for cocoa production in Idanre, Ondo State, Nigeria

In Nigeria, cocoa is an important cash crop that contributes to wealth creation and poverty alleviation. This study combined a Geographic Information System (GIS) application and Multi-Criteria Evaluation (MCE) to assess land suitability for cocoa cultivation.  Based on the FAO rating standard Landsat ETM (2002) and Landsat 8 (2015) images, AsterDEM data, rainfall data, soil map, and the administrative map of...

Author(s): P. E. Tenkap and B. O. Balogun  

August 2020

Enhancement of tef production through popularization of improved Quncho tef variety at Northwestern Zone of Tigray, Ethiopia

Tef [Eragrostis tef (Zucc.) Trotter] is a cereal crop resilient to adverse climatic conditions. Tef is the most important crop that serves as human food and has a great contribution to food security in Ethiopia, but grain yields are low. Towards enhancing the production and productivity of the tef, the government and non-governmental bodies is therefore promoting the adoption of improved varieties, fertilizers and...

Author(s): Teklemariam Abadi, Eyasu Abebe, Zemeda Desta and Hadush Hagos  

November 2020

Effect of fermentation on sorghum and cowpea flour blends

This study was designed to investigate the suitable proportions of cowpea that can be used to improve the nutrient content of sorghum and also to ascertain the effect of fermentation on the sample blends. The raw and fermented sample blends were analyzed for microbial load, proximate composition, mineral and anti-nutrient contents. The microorganisms isolated were Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus cereus, B. polymyxa, B....

Author(s): A. O. Ojokoh, R. A. Alade, P. T. Ozabor and I. F. Fadahunsi