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Oct 26, 2022Open    AccessArticle

Economic Analysis of Cashew Apple Value Chain within the Collines Department of Benin

Raoul Akanro, Genaud Roméo Kede, Marie Odile Attanasso, Joseph Dossou
This study aims at providing an economic analysis of the valorisation of cashew apples as a means of significantly improving the income of the actors of this value chain in Benin. The sample of our study covers 110 participants and 30 groups in the cashew apple value chain within the Collines department during the 2020-2021 season. In terms of methodological approach, indicators of financial profitability of processing units were estimated. The results of this study reveal that on average, the i...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.9, 2022
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1109402


Oct 25, 2022Open    AccessArticle

Characterization of Rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) Production System in Partido

Rexces James D. Lopez
Rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) farming has recently contributed to major impacts on food security in both local and holistic aspects. This paper aimed to identify the socio-demographic profile of rabbit raisers in Partido and characterize their motivation in pursuing rabbit production. This study was conducted in the 4th congressional district of Camarines Sur. It had a total of 24 rabbit farmer respondents who are raising at least 10 rabbit heads and with one-year production experience f...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.9, 2022
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1109272


Sep 30, 2022Open    AccessArticle

Weeds Associated to Habanero Pepper (Capsicum chinense Jacq.) in the Village of Muna, Yucatan, Mexico

Wilson Avilés-Baeza, Mónica Guadalupe Lozano-Contreras, Jorge H. Ramírez-Silva, Juan Jasso-Argumedo, Rubén Guerrero-Medina
The objective of this study was to know the weed species associated with the cultivation of Habanero Pepper (HP) in the municipality of Muna Yucatan, Mexico that could help to define the best weeds management strategies for producers in the region. Weed collection was made in a lot where the HP was about to be grown. The weed species were identified one week before the establishment of the crop (Jaguar variety). For taxonomic identification of weeds, images of the adult plant with flowers, fruit...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.9, 2022
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1109235


Sep 27, 2022Open    AccessArticle

Effects of Plant Growth Regulators on Starch Accumulation and Brewing Quality of Rice

Lin Xie, Hui Wu, Hongbo Huang, Li Sun, Bo Yang, Haifang Dai
Rice is one of the main raw materials for rice wine and multi-grain Baijiu. The fine structure of rice starch and biochemical components such as protein, lipid and tannin content has significant effects on rice gelatinization and fermentation characteristics. However, the existing studies on plant growth regulators mainly focus on rice grain filling, rice quality and stress resistance, and there are few studies on the fine structure of rice starch, protein, lipid and tannin content, and its appl...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.9, 2022
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1109262


Sep 20, 2022Open    AccessArticle

Forage Nutrient Variability Associated with Hypomagnesemia and Hypocalcemia

M. H. Rahman, K. R. Islam, S. Chiba, A. Komuro, T. Kawakami, M. Tsuiki, S. Saiga
Seasonal variation of crown mineral concentrations in cool-season forages and hypomagnesemia (grass tetany), as well as hypocalcemia (milk fever) risk, were assessed using the grass tetany index (GTI) and dietary cationanion difference (DCAD). Thirty-three cultivars from orchardgrass, festulolium, smooth bromegrass, perennial ryegrass, meadow fescue, tall fescue, alfalfa, white clover and red clover were grown on Andisol in northern Japan. Plants were harvested thrice, and mineral contents were ...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.9, 2022
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1109149


Sep 07, 2022Open    AccessArticle

Response of Quality Protein Maize to the Synchronization of Application and Needs for NPK Fertilizer in Acid Soils of the South-West of the DR Congo

Jean Pierre Kabongo Tshiabukole, Gertrude Pongi Khonde, André Matondo Phongo, Nlandu Ngoma, Roger Kizungu Vumilia, Amand Mbuya Kankolongo, Antoine Mumba Djamba, Jean Claude Lukombo Lukeba, Rebecca Mitshiabu Mudiayi
To understand the response of quality protein maize to the different dates of NKP basal fertilizer application in the acid soils of the southwest of the DRC, an experiment was carried out during two cropping seasons (2019-2021) following a factorial design. The first factor was the season (two levels), the second was the period of fertilizer application (three levels) and the third was the variety (four levels). The experiment was repeated three times. Two varieties of quality protein maize were...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.9, 2022
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1109100


Sep 02, 2022Open    AccessArticle

Management and Uses of Weeds in Andalusian Agricultural Treaties

Batul Al-Husein Raie
Since the control of weeds has been a constant concern in agriculture, new methods and products are being developed to control them. Currently, we are looking for effective and minimally invasive methods to treat them with. Therefore, this article explores the methods used in the Andalusian period, in many cases derived from the Greco-Byzantine tradition and then further developed. In the Andalusian treatises there are hardly any chapters specifically dedicated to weed extermination, however, th...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.9, 2022
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1109033


Jul 19, 2022Open    AccessArticle

Rural Livelihoods and Forest Incomes in the Etinde Community Forest of South West Cameroon

Mukete Beckline, Zhongqiu Sun, Vivian Ntoko, Dominic Ngwesse, Abdul Manan, Yang Hu, Ngoe Mukete, Loveline Che, Jacinta Foncha
For several decades, many households in rural areas have relied on surrounding forests for their livelihoods, safety nets and sustenance. This reliance is most often determined by the household’s characteristics, available forests and economic benefits. That notwithstanding, the demand for more farmlands and unsustainable harvesting of forest resources are pushing these forests into depletion. This rapid decline endangers the livelihoods of forest-reliant households, threatens biodiversity and i...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.9, 2022
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1108793


Jul 14, 2022Open    AccessArticle

Climate Change and Carbon Sequestration among Smallholder Farmers in Uganda: An Introduction and Review of Literature

Hellen Abbo Owasa
In Uganda, sorghum constitutes the second most widely grown cereal according to the latest statistics from the country’s statistics body, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics. This notwithstanding, there has been, in the context of Uganda, very little research and published literature on its potential to sequester carbon. There is no sufficient data on the exact levels of carbon sequestered by this sorghum/legume intercropping system, which is widespread as a technology within Uganda’s smallholder so...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.9, 2022
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1108889


Jun 10, 2022Open    AccessArticle

Taxonomy and Characterization of Fungi Isolated from Cocoa Beans during Fermentation in Saf’s Agroforestry System in the Amazon

Mateus Cardoso Barros, Jeferson Santana Quadros, Magnun Antonio Penariol da Silva, Raquel Soares Casaes Nunes
Agroforestry systems (SAFs) are an alternative for sustainable development as they enable the recovery of degraded areas and reduce deforestation, contributing to breaking the cycle of traditional family farming, so common in the Amazon region, which enables the recovery of soils, the increase of organic matter and soil fertility. Cocoa beans are grown and fermented in SAFs. According to the research, the significant appearance of endophytic microorganisms such as fungi in the cocoa bean can ben...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.9, 2022
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1108825


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