Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Volume 10, Issue 4, August 2021

  • Analysis of Production, Yield and Cultivation Area Trends in Major Cereal Crops in Ethiopia

    Workneh Bekere Kenea

    Issue: Volume 10, Issue 4, August 2021
    Pages: 123-126
    Received: May 04, 2021
    Accepted: Jul. 02, 2021
    Published: Jul. 13, 2021
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    Abstract: Cereals are important crops for achieving food security in Ethiopia. Maize, sorghum and millet are major cereal grown by smallholder farmers of the country for consumption. Fifteen (15) years data of total production, yield and cultivated area of these cereal crops in Ethiopia were assessed from http://www.fao.org/faostat/en/ to understand the tren... Show More
  • Bioactive Components of Three Seaweed Species from Hadji Panglima Tahil, Sulu Philippines

    Maribelle Hanani

    Issue: Volume 10, Issue 4, August 2021
    Pages: 127-131
    Received: May 12, 2021
    Accepted: Jun. 26, 2021
    Published: Jul. 13, 2021
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    Abstract: This study aimed to determine the bioactive composition and properties of three selected marine seaweeds: Ulva reticulata, Halymenia durvillei and Sargassum cristaefolium from Hadji Panglima Tahil, Sulu Philippines. The proximate and heavy metal composition of the seaweeds were determined. Heavy metal analysis in seaweeds showed that zinc registere... Show More
  • Determinants of Smallholder Farmers’ Participation in Pond Fish Production in Dara and Wonsho Districts, Sidama Zone, Southern Ethiopia

    Tibebu Legese Mufato

    Issue: Volume 10, Issue 4, August 2021
    Pages: 132-139
    Received: May 29, 2021
    Accepted: Jul. 05, 2021
    Published: Jul. 13, 2021
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    Abstract: In developing countries like Ethiopia fish production plays a major role in food supply and poverty alleviation strategy. Despite the presence of opportunities to diversify fish production and thus maximize profit through product and market diversification, the farmers’ participation in pond fish production in Dara and Wonsho districts is perceived... Show More
  • Study on Extraction Technology and Stability of Red Pigment in Red Plumeria

    Tingqin Wang, Qianru Li, Bei Cai, Yunying Yang

    Issue: Volume 10, Issue 4, August 2021
    Pages: 140-151
    Received: Jun. 15, 2021
    Accepted: Jun. 28, 2021
    Published: Jul. 13, 2021
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    Abstract: Background: Pigments, especially for those red color are widely used in various products and are closely related to human health, however, the study on screening optimal conditions for extracting red pigment from red frangipani is less reported. Objective: This study is aimed to decipher the effects of these factors on the stability of the pigment.... Show More
  • Assessment of On-farm Diversity Status and Farmer’s Perception for Landraces Crops at Eastern Hararghe, Ethiopia

    Chala Tamiru, Tahir Abdela

    Issue: Volume 10, Issue 4, August 2021
    Pages: 152-159
    Received: Jun. 11, 2021
    Accepted: Jul. 09, 2021
    Published: Jul. 15, 2021
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    Abstract: Ethiopia is centre of origin for crops such as sorghum, teff, coffee and enset and centre of diversity for many other crops (wheat, barley, Ethiopian mustard, chickpea lentils and finger millet). Similarly eastern Hararghe has diverse agro-ecology that shows diversity of many crops. So, a total of 15 land race crop species was identified with 36 ac... Show More
  • Variability of Coffee (Coffeaarabica L.) Germplasm Collections Based on Morphological Quantitative Characters

    Meseret Degefa, Sentayehu Alamerew, Ali Mohammed, Adeba Gemechu

    Issue: Volume 10, Issue 4, August 2021
    Pages: 160-169
    Received: Jul. 18, 2021
    Accepted: Aug. 05, 2021
    Published: Aug. 24, 2021
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    Abstract: Ethiopia is the center of genetic diversity of Arabica coffee (Coffeaarabica L., Rubiaceae). In receipt of more information on genetic variability is a must for additional enhancement of coffee (Coffeaarabica L.). An experiment was carried out at Awada Agricultural Research Sub Center, Ethiopia, to study the amount of phenotypic diversity between s... Show More