Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Volume 6, Issue 4, August 2017

  • With or Without Community Participation: A Lesson from Joint Forest Management in the Eastern Arc Mountains, Tanzania

    Sangeda Anthony Zozimus

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 4, August 2017
    Pages: 102-110
    Received: May 06, 2017
    Accepted: May 16, 2017
    Published: Jul. 05, 2017
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    Abstract: Participation is now a dominant conservation narrative in Tanzania as the government is advocating partnership with local communities through Joint Forest Management (JFM). However, conservationists claim that participation does not lead to sustainable conservation and that there is a gap between rhetoric and practice. We assessed stocking and dist... Show More
  • Effect of Planting Pattern and Weeding Frequency on Weed Infestation, Yield Components and Yield of Cowpea [Vigna unguiculata (L.) WALP.] in Wollo, Northern Ethiopia

    Getachew Mekonnen, J. J. Sharma, Lisanework Negatu, Tamado Tana

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 4, August 2017
    Pages: 111-122
    Received: Jan. 16, 2017
    Accepted: Mar. 13, 2017
    Published: Jul. 10, 2017
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    Abstract: Weed competition is one of the most important production constraints causing up to 91.6% reduction in potential yield of cowpea. Therefore, an experiment was conducted at Sirinka and at Jari, northern Ethiopia, during the 2014 main cropping season: to evaluate the effect of planting pattern and frequency of weeding on weeds, yield components and yi... Show More
  • Effects of Urban Forestry on the Local Climate in Cotonou, Benin Republic

    Oscar Teka, Codjo Euloge Togbe, Rosos Djikpo, Romeo Chabi, Bruno Djossa

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 4, August 2017
    Pages: 123-129
    Received: May 12, 2017
    Accepted: May 24, 2017
    Published: Jul. 10, 2017
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    Abstract: The effect of urban green on meteorological parameters such as temperature and relative humidity was assessed on one major city street in Cotonou called “Boulevard de Missèbo-Zongo” (BMZ). Tree inventory and field measurement of meteorological parameters were performed on the roadside and central median of the BMZ. Dendrometric data collected were ... Show More
  • Illegal Plant Genetic Resource Trafficking in the Border Villages of Kafta Humera Wereda, Tigray Regional State, Ethiopia

    Fitsumbirhan Tewelde

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 4, August 2017
    Pages: 130-137
    Received: May 03, 2017
    Accepted: May 24, 2017
    Published: Jul. 31, 2017
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    Abstract: A survey to identify illegal plant genetic resource trafficking was made from Febrary 2017 to March 2017 in Kafta Humera wereda, Tigray regional state, northern Ethiopia. Semi- structured interviews, structured questionnaires; focus group discussion and document analysis were used for data collection. A total of seventy one informants from local se... Show More
  • Recognition on the Food Security Strategy in China from the Perspective of Industrial Chain

    Peng Junjie

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 4, August 2017
    Pages: 138-144
    Received: Aug. 01, 2017
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    Published: Aug. 02, 2017
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    Abstract: Chinese agricultural production is facing with “ceiling” effect of high price and “floor” effect of high cost. The new food security strategy is an important principle to firmly grasp the initiative of food security in “China’s New Normal”. From the industrial chain perspective, the food security in our country is facing with overproduction, ineffi... Show More
  • The Characteristics of Soil Organic Nitrogen Using Efficiency in Different Sugarbeet Genotypes

    Jian-Chao Zhou, Qiu-Hong Wang, Xiao-Chun Wang

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 4, August 2017
    Pages: 145-148
    Received: Aug. 07, 2017
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    Published: Aug. 07, 2017
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    Abstract: The research into variation of soil organic nitrogen use efficiency and absorption efficiency with different sugarbeet genotypes provides a theoretical basis for the selection, cultivation and breeding of high-quality genotypes. In view of this, pot and field split-plot experiments have been conducted on 100 sugar beet genotypes under chamber and f... Show More