Journal of
Stored Products and Postharvest Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Stored Prod. Postharvest Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6567
  • DOI: 10.5897/JSPPR
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 166

Table of Content: 8 February, 2012; 3(3)

February 2012

Microbiological and physicochemical characterization of shea butter sold on Benin markets

Shea butter, a fat from the nuts of shea tree, is of great nutritional and commercial value for local communities of Africa. The sanitary and physicochemical qualities of shea butter sold in Benin markets are unknown. This study assesses the quality characteristics of 54 samples of shea butter collected from eight markets in Benin, West Africa. Total germs, yeasts and mould varied with...

Author(s): Fernande G. Honfo, Kerstin Hell, Noël Akissoé, Anita Linnemann and Ousmane Coulibaly

February 2012

Causes of household food insecurity in Wolayta: Southern Ethiopia

The objective of this paper is to examine the causes of food insecurity in Wolayta.  This question is of interest since it has been argued that there is no problem of underdevelopment that can be more serious than food insecurity. The study showed that the majority of the rural households (74.2%) are food insecure.  A binary logistic model is used to determine the factors, which influence...

Author(s): Adugna Eneyew and Wagayehu Bekele