Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Volume 4, Issue 3, June 2015

  • Effectiveness of Communication Strategies used in Creating Awareness and Uptake of Food Quality and Safety Standards in the Informal Market Outlets of Camel Suusa and Nyirinyiri

    Madete S. K. Pauline, Bebe O. Bockline, Matofari W. Joseph, Muliro S. Patrick

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 3, June 2015
    Pages: 83-86
    Received: Mar. 31, 2015
    Accepted: Apr. 14, 2015
    Published: Apr. 21, 2015
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    Abstract: The Nyirinyiri and Suusa products from camel meat and milk processed by pastoral women using indigenous knowledge and traded in the informal markets presents opportunities to enhance household food security and income and also health benefits to consumers. However, safety and quality concerns by consumers are market barriers, especially acceptabili... Show More
  • Economic Assessment of Integrated Fish Farming (Fish-Rice-Piggery) in Sierra Leone

    Olapade Olufemi Julius, Alimamy Turay, Momoh Rashid Raymond

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 3, June 2015
    Pages: 87-94
    Received: Apr. 01, 2015
    Accepted: Apr. 12, 2015
    Published: Apr. 23, 2015
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    Abstract: The present study evaluates the profitability and environmental effect of integrated fish cum rice and piggery production at Njala University, Sierra Leone. The research carried out between June and November, 2014 consists of the pigsty (2.5m × 11m), a maggoty and integrated pond (395.2m2) sown with 0.94kg NERICA 19 rice at spacing of 20cm inter - ... Show More
  • Effect of Provenance and Storage Agroecology on Duration of Yam (Dioscorea rotundata Poir.) Tuber Dormancy

    Elsie Ihuakwu Hamadina, Robert Asiedu

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 3, June 2015
    Pages: 95-100
    Received: Apr. 05, 2015
    Accepted: Apr. 15, 2015
    Published: Apr. 22, 2015
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    Abstract: Crop improvement in yam is slow due to poor understanding of tuber dormancy. Tuber provenance and storage agroecology are thought to affect the duration to sprouting in yam, but systematic studies on the role of these factors are rare. The objective of this study was to determine the effects of tuber provenance and storage agroecology on the durati... Show More
  • Features of Ontogeny of Wheat Hybrid of Type Dwarf II

    Ruzanna Robert Sadoyan

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 3, June 2015
    Pages: 101-105
    Received: Mar. 29, 2015
    Accepted: Apr. 14, 2015
    Published: Apr. 24, 2015
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    Abstract: The genes of hybrid depression widely spread in the genus Triticum lead to inviability of hybrid plants and prevent the successful implementation of breeding programs. At the same time the phenomenon of hybrid depression serves as a basic model for the study of profound changes in hybrid plants resulting of expression of various genes. Research of ... Show More
  • Adaptability Study of Improved Irish Potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) Varieties at South Ari Woreda, Ethiopia

    Misgana Mitiku, Wondwesen Shiferaw, Awoke Tadesse

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 3, June 2015
    Pages: 106-108
    Received: Mar. 03, 2015
    Accepted: Apr. 22, 2015
    Published: May 06, 2015
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    Abstract: Three improved Irish potato varieties and one local check were evaluated with the objective of selecting adaptable best performing Irish potato varieties and tolerant to late blight for Irish potato production areas of South Omo zone. The trial was conducted at Senmamer kebele of Debub Ari district, Ethiopia during 2013 cropping seasons using rando... Show More
  • Compatibility of Jatropha Curcas with Maize (Zea Mays L.) Cv. Obatampa in a Hedgerow Intercropping System Grown on Ferric Acrisols

    Abugre S., Twum-Ampofo K., Oti-Boateng C.

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 3, June 2015
    Pages: 109-116
    Received: Apr. 05, 2015
    Accepted: Apr. 26, 2015
    Published: May 13, 2015
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    Abstract: Skeptics are talking about the impact of the biofuel crop on food production. It is important that the compatibility of Jatropha curcas in agroforestry systems is investigated to provide answers to some of these problems being advanced. The Randomized Complete Block Design (RCBD) with three hedgerow spacings of 2 m x 1 m, 3 m x 1m, 4 m x 1 m of Jat... Show More
  • Rural Households Willingness to Pay for Small Ruminant Meat in South-Western Nigeria

    Otunaiya Abiodun Olanrewaju, Ologbon Olugbenga A. Chris, Adigun Grace Toyin

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 3, June 2015
    Pages: 117-122
    Received: Apr. 22, 2015
    Accepted: May 08, 2015
    Published: May 26, 2015
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    Abstract: Subsistent level of indigenous small ruminant meat production in Nigeria limits its supply and consequently, accounted for its high prices. The study examined the willingness to pay for indigenous small ruminant meat in Ijebu division of Ogun state, Nigeria. A multistage sampling technique was used to select 120 rural households used for the study.... Show More
  • The Contribution of Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church in Forest Management and Its Best Practices to be Scaled up in North Shewa Zone of Amhara Region, Ethiopia

    Abiyou Tilahun, Hailu Terefe, Teshome Soromessa

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 3, June 2015
    Pages: 123-137
    Received: May 07, 2015
    Accepted: May 25, 2015
    Published: Jun. 08, 2015
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    Abstract: This research was conducted in selected moasteries of Ethiopian Orthodox Church (EOTC) in North Shewa zone. The main objective of the study is to identify main constraints which hinder the society to learn from religious instituions and apply the best practices and habit of experiences on forest conservation. Accordingly six monasteries were select... Show More
  • Study on Coppice Management of Acacia nilotica Tree for Better Woody Biomass Production

    Abrham Tezera Gessesse, Tesfaye Teklehaymanot Gezahegn, Hailie Shiferaw Wolle

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 3, June 2015
    Pages: 138-141
    Received: Jan. 08, 2015
    Accepted: Jan. 14, 2015
    Published: Jun. 13, 2015
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    Abstract: Over 90% of the energy consumed in the country is depending on woody biomass. The rising demand for tree products and expanding population pressure resulted in decline of forest cover and consequently the demand for tree products exceeded the supply. This study was conducted at Armania Kebele with the aim of to evaluate different cutting time and m... Show More
  • Germination of Allanblackia floribunda Seeds: The Effect of Soak Duration in Fluridone on Germination and Seedling Growth

    Faith Ileleji, Elsie I. Hamadina, Joseph A. Orluchukwu

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 3, June 2015
    Pages: 142-147
    Received: May 21, 2015
    Accepted: Jun. 07, 2015
    Published: Jun. 16, 2015
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    Abstract: Allanblackia seeds contain about 72% white fat (mostly of oleic and stearic acid), with high medicinal and industrial value, but the plant has not been domesticated, so seeds are only gotten from the wild. The demand for seeds of the wild Allanblackia floribunda exceeds supply and efforts to domesticate the plant to increase seed availability have... Show More
  • Diagnosis of the Cane Rat (Thryonomys swinderianus) Breeding Systems in Ivory Coast

    Goué Danhoué, Yapi Yapo Magloire

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 3, June 2015
    Pages: 148-152
    Received: May 21, 2015
    Accepted: Jun. 03, 2015
    Published: Jun. 19, 2015
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    Abstract: In order to increase animal protein self-sufficiency, the government of Ivory Coast chose a policy of livestock activities diversification including the promotion of mini-livestock such as cane rat husbandry. Today, cane rat breeding has a craze among Ivorian people, but it struggles to really take off. With the aim of contributing to an optimal de... Show More