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Economic Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Economic and Industrial Democracy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Economic Bulletin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Economic Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 51)
Economic Record     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Economics of Disasters and Climate Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Egyptian Journal of Biological Pest Control     Open Access  
Emirates Journal of Food and Agriculture     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Empirical Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Encuentro     Open Access  
Energy Nexus     Open Access  
Ensaios e Ciência : Ciências Biológicas, Agrárias e da Saúde     Open Access  
Environment and Development Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43)
Eppo Bulletin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Ethiopian Journal of Agricultural Sciences     Open Access  
Ethiopian Journal of Science and Technology     Open Access  
Ethiopian Journal of Sciences and Sustainable Development     Open Access  
Ethology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
EU Agrarian Law     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Euphytica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Eurochoices     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
European Journal of Agronomy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
European Journal of American Culture     Hybrid Journal  
European Journal of Health Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
European Journal of Law and Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 50)
European Review of Agricultural Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
EvoDevo     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Farm Engineering and Automation Technology Journal     Open Access  
Fave : Sección ciencias agrarias     Open Access  
Fitosanidad     Open Access  
Florea : Jurnal Biologi dan Pembelajarannya     Open Access  
Folia Horticulturae     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Folia Oecologica     Open Access  
Food and Agricultural Immunology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Food and Ecological Systems Modelling Journal     Open Access  
Food and Energy Security     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Food and Environment Safety     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Food Biotechnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Food Economics - Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica, Section C     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Food New Zealand     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Food Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36)
Forest@ : Journal of Silviculture and Forest Ecology     Open Access  
Forestry Chronicle     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Fronteiras : Journal of Social, Technological and Environmental Science     Open Access  
Frontiers in Science     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Fundamental and Applied Agriculture     Open Access  
Future Foods     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Future of Food : Journal on Food, Agriculture and Society     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
Gema Agro     Open Access  
Geoderma     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Ghana Journal of Agricultural Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Global Approaches to Extension Practice : A Journal of Agricultural Extension     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Global Economic Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Global Journal of Agricultural Sciences     Full-text available via subscription  
Global Journal of Biology, Agriculture & Health Sciences     Open Access  
Gontor Agrotech Science Journal     Open Access  
Hacquetia     Open Access  
Health Economics, Policy and Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Heliyon     Open Access  
Hereditas     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Horticultural Studies     Full-text available via subscription  
Huria : Journal of the Open University of Tanzania     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
IDESIA : Revista de Agricultura en Zonas Áridas     Open Access  
Indian Horticulture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Indian Journal of Animal Nutrition     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Indian Journal of Extension Education     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Indian Journal of Horticulture     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge (IJTK)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indonesian Journal of Agricultural Science     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Information Processing in Agriculture     Open Access  
Innovare Journal of Agricultural Science     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Innovations in Agriculture     Open Access  
Interciencia     Open Access  
International Advances in Economic Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Dairy Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal for Parasitology : Parasites and Wildlife     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Agricultural and Life Sciences     Open Access  
International Journal of Agricultural Extension     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Agricultural Management and Development     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Agricultural Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Agricultural Research, Innovation and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Agricultural Science and Food Technology     Open Access  
International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
International Journal of Agriculture and Forestry     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Agriculture Innovation, Technology and Globalisation     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Agriculture, Environment and Food Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences     Open Access  
International Journal of Agronomy     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Applied Agriculture and Apiculture Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Dairy Science     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Dairy Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Food Science and Agriculture     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Fruit Science     Open Access  
International Journal of Green Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Hydrology Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Intercultural Relations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
International Journal of Pest Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Postharvest Technology and Innovation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Poultry Science     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Recycling of Organic Waste in Agriculture     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Secondary Metabolite     Open Access  
International Journal of Social Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Sustainable Agricultural Management and Informatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of the Economics of Business     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Tropical Veterinary and Biomedical Research     Open Access  
International Journal of Vegetable Science     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal on Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources : IJ-FANRES     Open Access  
International Letters of Natural Sciences     Open Access  
International Multidisciplinary Research Journal     Open Access  
International Review of Applied Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Review of Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Scientific Journal of Engineering and Technology (ISJET)     Open Access  
Invertebrate Reproduction & Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Iranian Journal of Applied Animal Science     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Irrigation and Drainage     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Irrigation Australia: The Official Journal of Irrigation Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Italian Journal of Agronomy     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal (Australian Native Plants Society. Canberra Region)     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal de la Recherche Scientifique de l'Universite de Lome     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal für Kulturpflanzen     Open Access  
Journal of Advances in Agriculture     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Agrarian Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Agricultural & Food Information     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Agricultural and Marine Sciences     Open Access  
Journal of Agricultural Chemistry and Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Agricultural Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Journal of Agricultural Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Agricultural Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Agricultural Extension     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Agricultural Meteorology     Open Access  
Journal of Agricultural Production     Open Access  
Journal of Agricultural Research and Development     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Agricultural Research and Extension     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Agricultural Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Agricultural Science     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Agricultural Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Agricultural Sciences     Open Access  
Journal of Agricultural Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Agricultural, Biological & Environmental Statistics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Agriculture     Open Access  
Journal of Agriculture     Open Access  
Journal of Agriculture and Ecology Research International     Open Access  
Journal of Agriculture and Food Research     Open Access  
Journal of Agriculture and Food Sciences     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Agriculture and Natural Resources     Open Access  
Journal of Agriculture and Natural Resources Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development in the Tropics and Subtropics     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Agriculture and Social Research (JASR)     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Agriculture and Sustainability     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Agriculture, Forestry and the Social Sciences     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Journal Of Agrobiotechnology     Open Access  
Journal of Agromedicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Agronomy     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Anatolian Environmental and Animal Sciences     Open Access  
Journal of Animal Science and Products     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Animal Science, Biology and Bioeconomy     Open Access  
Journal of Apicultural Science     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Applied Communications     Open Access  
Journal of Applied Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 211)
Journal of Arid Land     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Biological Control     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Biology, Agriculture and Healthcare     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Biosystems Engineering     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Buffalo Science     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Cereal Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Cereal Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Citrus Pathology     Open Access  
Journal of Competition Law and Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34)
Journal of Cotton Research     Open Access  
Journal of Dairy Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Dairy Science     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Degraded and Mining Lands Management     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Economic Surveys     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Journal of Environmental and Agricultural Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part B: Pesticides, Food Contaminants, and Agricultural Wastes     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Essential Oil Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Extension Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Family and Economic Issues     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Food Protection(R)     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Food Security     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Food Security and Agriculture     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Halal Product and Research     Open Access  
Journal of Horticultural Science and Biotechnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Horticultural Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Horticulture and Postharvest Research     Open Access  
Journal of Industrial Hemp     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Integrative Agriculture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Kerbala for Agricultural Sciences     Open Access  
Journal of Land and Rural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Modern Agriculture     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Natural Resources and Development     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Natural Sciences Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Nepal Agricultural Research Council     Open Access  

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  • Morphological and biochemical characterization of strains of Xanthomonas
           axonopodis pv. vignicola isolated from cowpea grown in three
           agroecological zones in Nigeria

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      Authors: O. Oguntade , D.B. Olufolaji, V.O. Oyetayo, A.R. Popoola, S.A Kazeem, M.A. Ayodele
      Pages: 1 - 12
      Abstract: Cowpea bacterial blight (Xanthomonas axonopodis pv vignicola) is a devastating disease of cowpea in Nigeria. Accurate identification is the first step for an effective management option. Thus, X. axonopodis pv. vignicola isolated from cowpea (Vigna unguinculata (L.) Walp) grown in different Agro-ecological zones in Nigeria were characterized using morphological characteristics, biochemical and antibiotic sensitivity tests. Pot experiments were conducted on two susceptible lines of cowpea (IT90k – 76) and (IT84s – 2246 – 4) in the screen house. In vivo infectivity studies were carried out to determine the effect of each of the
      X. axonopodis pv. vignicola isolate groups on the cowpea. All isolates from each of the agroecological zones were classified into Group 1 (light yellow) and Group 2 (brownish yellow) based on their morphological presentation on nutrient agar medium. Results from four of the biochemical test showed differences between the two morphologically different groups. Group 2 isolates showed a large zone of inhibition to a Lincomycin hydrochloride while isolates from Group 1 were not affected by the action of the same antibiotic. Blight symptom was only observed when the two types of isolates were combined and inoculated simultaneously. This study showed that there are two morpho-types of X. axonopodis pv. vignicola and their synergetic infectivity results in blight symptoms expression in cowpea.
      PubDate: 2022-02-27
      DOI: 10.4314/jafs.v19i2.1
      Issue No: Vol. 19, No. 2 (2022)
       
  • Intraspecific variations in flowering phenology of African pear (Dacryodes
           edulis (g. Don) H.J. Lam) flowering in south east Nigeria

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      Authors: T.C. Njoku
      Pages: 13 - 22
      Abstract: A survey was carried out in two states, six locations of south east Nigeria during the normal flowering period for three (3) consecutive years to evaluate the intraspecific variations in flowering phenology of African pear flowering. The different types of the species growing in the forest, distant and nearby farms, including homesteads were used. 60 trees and 180 flowered branches were sampled for the survey. Parameters collected include time for flowering, number of flower per inflorescence, inflorescence length and number of inflorescence per panicle. Data collected were analysed using analysis of variance, regression and correlation. Standard errors and percentages were calculated where appropriate. Based on the observed floral nature, three distinct African pear tree species were identified – female, male and hermaphrodite trees. The time of flowering varied within and between locations. This ranged from December to March 2013 to 2015 for the period of study. Strong positive relationship exist between inflorescence length and flower per inflorescence. Significant (p<0.05) differences were observed in mean flower per inflorescence and mean inflorescence per panicle in 2015 in Abia state. The mean inflorescence length, inflorescence per panicle and flower per inflorescence were statistically (p<0.05) the same for 2014 and 2015 in Imo State. These ranged from 14.79cm to 18.74cm,
      13.81cm to 18.60cm; 4.16 to 5.66; 5.75 to 6.61, 21.40 to 92.71 and 45.66 to 110.18 respectively.
      Inflorescence length and inflorescence per panicle were significantly (p<0.05) different in 2013
      in Imo State. In terms of the trees flowering circle, African pear can be seen as an annual since
      57% to 77% of the trees flower annually, while 23% to 43% flower biennially and triennially. Therefore the survey study discovered that there are variations in floral natures, inflorescence length, inflorescence per panicle, flowering circle, and time of flowering in African pear. This study will be useful for breeding purposes in African pear.
      PubDate: 2022-02-27
      DOI: 10.4314/jafs.v19i2.2
      Issue No: Vol. 19, No. 2 (2022)
       
  • Effect of African basil (Ocimum gratissimum) extracts against Water mould
           (Pythium aphanidermatum) in cowpea

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      Authors: E.O. Emeribe
      Pages: 23 - 29
      Abstract: The experiment was designed to investigate the effects of Ocimum gratissimum extracts in the control of Pythium aphanidermatum in cowpea. This was conducted in Crop Science and Biotechnology laboratory, Imo State University, Owerri between May to August 2018 using completely randomized design (C.R.D). There were 8 treatments replicated 4 times. Powder and Liquid extracts of the leaves of Ocimum gratissimum were applied at different concentrations (0,5, 10, 15) g and (0, 5, 10, 15) mls respectively, inoculated on the media, Potato Dextrose Agar (PDA) in petri dishes to check the incidence and spread of the disease. Extracts of Ocimum gratissimum were effective against Pythium aphanidermatum in all the parameters tested. On inoculation of PDA media, different forms of Pythium aphanidermatum (ring or circular and dotted) in all treatments were observed, except the control. Quantitative analyses and Infrared spectroscopy of Ocimum gratissimum leaf extracts revealed the presence of active phytochemicals (alkaloids 3.6, tannins 15.4, flavonoids, oxalate 5.8, saponins 3.1) ug/g and infrared compounds (alkenes (3201.2), alcohol (3344.5), carboxylic acid (2995.5), aldehyde (2719.5), and isocyanate (2804.4) absorbed at different wave lengths in cm-1 were identified.
      Different fungal growths were cleared using different levels of extracts, (15>10>5>0) mls than
      powder extracts respectively. The ability of the extracts to exert fungicidal effects was due to the
      presence of active phytochemicals and infrared compounds present in the extracts.

      PubDate: 2022-02-27
      DOI: 10.4314/jafs.v19i2.3
      Issue No: Vol. 19, No. 2 (2022)
       
  • Effect of climate smart agricultural practices on farming householdsʹ
           food security status in Ika North East Local Government Area, Delta State,
           Nigeria

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      Authors: G. Opeyemi, H.I. Opaluwa, A.O. Adeleke, B. Ugbaje
      Pages: 30 - 42
      Abstract: This study investigates the effect of Climate Smart Agricultural Practices on farming households` food security status in Ika North East Local Government Area, Delta State, Nigeria. The study utilized primary data. The data was collected using structured questionnaire. A three-staged sampling technique was used to select 140 respondents for the study. The data collected was analyzed using descriptive statistics, FGT model and logit regression model. The result of the study shows that majority of the farmers were aware of the CSA practices, and the following practices were the most utilized practices among the respondents; Agro-forestry, Crop rotation, Mixed cropping, Improved crop varieties, Intercropping, Compost making, Improved fallowing, Organic manure, Mulching and Cover crops. The headcount ratio showed a poverty head count ratio of 0.29, food insecurity shortfall 0.28, and food insecurity severity of 0.13. The regression result indicated age (p<0.05), gender (p<0.01), household size (p<0.01), and years of farming experience were the major determinants of food security in the study area. The study concluded that though climate smart agricultural practices have positive coefficient but however not significant have the potential to enhance food security. The study also recommended that policy be put in place help confront the constraints being faced by the farmers from adopting CSAs in the study area.
      PubDate: 2022-02-27
      DOI: 10.4314/jafs.v19i2.4
      Issue No: Vol. 19, No. 2 (2022)
       
  • Poverty status of arable farm households in Akinyele Local Government Area
           of Oyo State, Nigeria

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      Authors: K.A. Jatto, O.F. Akanni, B.T. Olatunji, O.V. Arowolo, O.O. Abegunrin, A.T. Kareem, O.O. Olayemi
      Pages: 43 - 50
      Abstract: The study assessed the poverty status of arable farm households in Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo State. Ninety (90) respondents were randomly selected using the multistage sampling technique while data was collected using structured questionnaire. The data generated from the survey were analysed using descriptive statistics, poverty measures and a logistic regression model. The descriptive analysis shows that majority of the rural households were headed by males (76.67%), most of them (82.22%) were married and had a mean age of 54.5  years with 84.45% of them having a formal education. The mean household size of about 7 persons was obtained with a mean farm size of 6.66 hectares in the study area. The mean farming experience was 13.63 years, and the majority (86.67%) of the respondents did not receive any credit for their farming activities at a time or the other. The poverty status indicated that 54.44% of the respondents are poor while 45.56% are non-poor. The result of the factors influencing the poverty status using logistic regression analysis reveals that being married (p<0.05) and household size (p<0.1) were positive and significant predictors of the probability of being poor while access to credit (p<0.1) and per capita income (p<0.01) were negative and significant predictors of the probability of being poor. The study, therefore, recommended that
      quality credit accessibility and participation in skills acquisition programmes through diversification should be encouraged due to their capability of improving the household income of the poor.
      PubDate: 2022-02-27
      DOI: 10.4314/jafs.v19i2.5
      Issue No: Vol. 19, No. 2 (2022)
       
  • Assessment of multidimensional poverty in Zone A agricultural development
           project area of Kogi State, Nigeria

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      Authors: H.I. Opaluwa, G. Opeyemi, S. Danjuma, M. Adeyemi
      Pages: 51 - 62
      Abstract: Poverty has remained a multidimensional problem, yet it has traditionally been measured in empirical studies with income. This often times fail to account for other dimensions of deprivations experienced by rural dwellers. This study assessed Multidimensional poverty in Zone A area of Kogi State Agricultural Development Project, Nigeria. The data for the study were drawn from household survey conducted in 2019/2020 farming season through the use of structured questionnaire. A multi-staged random sampling technique was used to draw the sample. A total sample of 120 respondents was used. The study utilized both descriptive and inferential statistics which include the use of frequency, percentages, FGT methodologies to assess the extent of multidimensional poverty and regression analyses to assess the determinants of multidimensional poverty in the study area. The result of the study showed that 84.16% of the sampled households were non-poor while 15.84% were poor. The result of the study also reveals that the intensity of poverty (A) was 0.366 and the multidimensional poverty index was 0.058 while Sanitation, Education and Household assets contributed most to the incidence and severity of multidimensional poverty among the households respectively. The major determinants of multidimensional poverty across the various constructs of deprivation include Age, household size, membership of cooperative/association and farming experience. The study concluded that poverty alleviation efforts should go beyond using income approach alone, rather other dimensions of deprivations should be given attention. The study recommends that socioeconomic factors should be considered in the design and implementations of poverty programs.
      PubDate: 2022-02-27
      DOI: 10.4314/jafs.v19i2.6
      Issue No: Vol. 19, No. 2 (2022)
       
  • Determinants of technical efficiency among lowland rice farmers in Enugu
           State, Nigeria: a stochastic frontier production function approach

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      Authors: T.C. Okoh , P.I. Opata, J.C. Ibe , S.C. Onyenekwe, K.P. Ikubaiyeje, P.O. Ettum
      Pages: 63 - 74
      Abstract: The study examined the determinants of technical efficiency among lowland rice farmers in Enugu State, Nigeria. Primary data were sourced from rice producers through the use of well designed questionnaires. The study was conducted in four agricultural zones of Enugu State, during the 2017/2018 cropping season. Multistage and simple random sampling technique was employed to select 300 sampled rice farmers for the study. Cobb-Douglas stochastic production frontier function was used for the analysis.The result revealed that (98%)of random variation in the output of farmers was because of their inefficiency in their use of productive inputs in the study area. .Apart from farm size with estimated coefficient of (0.0531), fertilizer (0.0329), seed (0.2319), labour (0.0804) and agro-chemical (0.1711) were underutilized by the rice farmers. The average technical efficiency for the farmers was 0.71 implying that, on the average, the  respondents are able to obtain 71% of potential output from a given mixture of production inputs. Thus, in a short run, there is a minimal scope (29%) of increasing the efficiency, by adopting the technology and techniques used by the most technically efficient farmer. High cost of inputs (MS=3.69), bad roads (MS=3.67), poor credit accessibility (MS=3.40) and inadequate storage facilities (MS꞊2.90) were found to be the major constraints of the rice farmers. The study recommends that in order to improve efficiency of resource use by the farmers in the study area, more of labour, seed, fertilizer and agro-chemicals should be utilized.
      PubDate: 2022-02-27
      DOI: 10.4314/jafs.v19i2.7
      Issue No: Vol. 19, No. 2 (2022)
       
  • Awareness and willingness to consume whole plant-based food in Ibadan
           North Local Government Area of Oyo State, Nigeria

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      Authors: N.E. Appah, K.P. Adeosun, B.T. Omonona
      Pages: 75 - 85
      Abstract: Food is an essential entity that supports life and is required in the right quantity and quality in all living things which includes man and animals. Food contains nutrients which would be used in the body of an organism to sustain growth, aid vital processes and to furnish energy. Even though some foods are important for growth and development, the factors influencing households to purchase is yet unknown in the literature. More so, low consumption of plant based food can lead to poor nutrition which impairs daily health and wellbeing. Thus, this study examines factors that influencing the willingness to consume plant-based whole foods. Data were obtained from primary source from households in Ibadan, Oyo State through the use of structured questionnaire with the adoption of multistage sampling procedure. Data were analysed using the Descriptive Statistics, Ordinary Least Squares Regression Model, Logistic Regression, Probit Regression Model. The findings from the study show that marital status, educational level and household size are the important determinants of the level of awareness of whole plant-based diet by households. Likewise, results show that marital status, education and income are the variables that influence the willingness of households to consume whole plant food. The study concludes that the consumption of whole plant-based foods is of great benefit to households as the prevalence of non-communicable diseases would be drastically reduced. The study recommends that households should be educated on the benefits of whole plant food through focused group discussion and media channels to increase the willingness to consume it. Government should place taxes on highly processed food to discourage their purchase and consumption.
      PubDate: 2022-02-27
      DOI: 10.4314/jafs.v19i2.8
      Issue No: Vol. 19, No. 2 (2022)
       
  • Socioeconomic determinants of rural households’ food security status
           in Northern Ghana

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      Authors: K.D. Antwi , C.P. Lyford
      Pages: 86 - 94
      Abstract: National aggregate data to analyze food security status at the national level has often been used in many countries including Ghana to determine food security status. This has been a reason that many interventions that have had minimum or no impact on households’ food security status due to variation within region in the design of such interventions. This study used household level-data data from 2260 rural households to determine rural household food insecurity status, and also identify and analyze the socioeconomic factors that significantly influence rural household level food insecurity. The study used the Food Consumption Score (FCS) as the index for household food security status. An ordinal logit model was used to predict household food security status with respect to twelve explanatory variables. The results showed that 70% of the sampled rural households were food insecure, and in particular, food insecurity was found to be more pronounced among female-headed households. The results further showed that improved education, increased household income, improved access to agricultural credit and large farm size increase the probability of households to attain high food security status. On the other hand, high food prices and large household size were found to reduce the probability of households to attain high food security status. For policy implication, these micro-level factors need to be considered in the implementation of food insecurity interventions programs in order to achieve desired outcomes.
      PubDate: 2022-02-27
      DOI: 10.4314/jafs.v19i2.9
      Issue No: Vol. 19, No. 2 (2022)
       
  • Gender access to microfinance banks’ credit and profitablity of cassava
           production in Imo State, Nigeria

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      Authors: H.U. Anene, J.S. Orebiyi, N.N.O. Oguoma, A.O. Gbolagun
      Pages: 95 - 107
      Abstract: This study investigated the gender inequalities in accessing microfinance credit for profitable cassava production in Imo State,Nigeria. Two-stage sampling technique was used to select    120 respondents comprising 60 male and 60 female cassava farming households. Structured questionnaire was used to collect data such as age, marital status, educational level, years of operating an account, savings in the bank, cooperative membership, collateral provision, amount of credit demanded and obtained by the farmers, as well as, costs of farm inputs and revenue of cassava output. Descriptive statistics, net income model and t-test statistics were used to achieve the objectives. The mean amount of credit obtained for female and male cassava farmers was N252,272.73 and N199,137.93 which was 80% and 76% of the amount of credit demanded respectively with the t-cal value of 0.021 less than t-crit.(5%). The farmers’ net margins were N941,537.89 and N889,304.24 for female and male farmers respectively with t-cal value of 0.00138 less than t-crit.(5%). As evident from the analysis, gender of the farmers does not significantly influence their credit access and profitability in cassava production. Regression analyses showed that years of operating account, saving in bank and membership of cooperatives significantly influenced the amount of loan accessed by both gender. Cassava farmers of both gender are therefore encouraged to operate functional accounts with microfinance banks for a reasonable length of time, maintain substantial savings with the bank and form and/or join existing farmers’ cooperatives to increase their access to microfinance credit and improve profitability of cassava production
      PubDate: 2022-02-27
      DOI: 10.4314/jafs.v19i2.10
      Issue No: Vol. 19, No. 2 (2022)
       
 
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