Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Volume 7, Issue 3, June 2018

  • Soil Carbon Sequestration Differentials among Key Forest Plantation Species in Kenya: Promising Opportunities for Sustainable Development Mechanism

    Vincent Onguso Oeba, Samuel Chang Jwok Otor, James Biu Kung’u, Mbae Njugi Muchiri, Larwanou Mahamane

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 3, June 2018
    Pages: 65-74
    Received: May 15, 2018
    Accepted: Jun. 14, 2018
    Published: Jul. 31, 2018
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    Abstract: Soil organic carbon (SOC) contributes to the productivity of forests and enhances carbon sink in forest ecosystem. However, the available data on forest based carbon projects among African countries that have ratified Kyoto Protocol and are party to United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) shows little emphasis on SOC, deadwoo... Show More
  • Wheat Yields Under the Canopies of Faidherbiaalbida (Delile) A. Chev and Acacia tortilis (Forssk.) Hayenin Park Land Agroforestry System in Central Rift Valley, Ethiopia

    Komicha Negeyo Desta

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 3, June 2018
    Pages: 75-81
    Received: Jul. 09, 2018
    Accepted: Aug. 21, 2018
    Published: Sep. 21, 2018
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    Abstract: The study was conducted to evaluate the effect of Faidherbiaalbida and Acatiatortilis on the grain yield and above ground biomass of wheat. Parkland agroforestry system is, type of agroforestry where trees are deliberately retained on the crop land to improve soil fertility. Farm land of the study area is characterized by parkland agroforestry syst... Show More
  • Responding to Late Blight Disease Pressure and Fungicide Resistance Using Multiple Fungicide Active Ingredients and Different Spraying Regimes in Uganda

    Arinaitwe Abel Byarugaba, Mateeka Benon, Tibanyedera Deo, Barekye Alex

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 3, June 2018
    Pages: 82-88
    Received: Feb. 16, 2018
    Accepted: Mar. 29, 2018
    Published: Sep. 26, 2018
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    Abstract: Late blight (Phytophthora infestans) is one of the major diseases of economic importance limiting potato production in Uganda and causing yield losses of 40-60%. The emergence of more aggressive late blight pathotypes that are more difficult to control with ability to overcome host resistance or resist fungicide active ingredients has been noted in... Show More
  • Determinants of Profitability of Fish Farming in Cameroon

    Cynthia Jeh Mkong, Ernest Lytia Molua, Stephanie Mvodo

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 3, June 2018
    Pages: 89-93
    Received: Jun. 08, 2018
    Accepted: Aug. 22, 2018
    Published: Sep. 26, 2018
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    Abstract: Aquaculture remains an important source of food, nutrition, income and livelihoods for millions of people around the world. In Cameroon, like in most Sub-Saharan African countries, natural breeding and traditional fishing occur in virtually every river, lake and pond and the aquaculture sector predominantly comprises of small-scale producers with s... Show More