American Journal of Agriculture and Forestry

Volume 5, Issue 3, May 2017

  • Perspectives of Remote Sensing and GIS Applications in Tropical Forest Management

    Mukete Beckline, Sun Yujun, Baninla Yvette, Achem Baye Joh, Bakia Mor-Achankap, Sajjad Saeed, Tamungang Richard, Jaba Wose, Chalwe Paul

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 3, May 2017
    Pages: 33-39
    Received: 20 November 2016
    Accepted: 13 December 2016
    Published: 13 April 2017
    Abstract: Tropical forest management requires could be improved through the use of current technologies including remote sensing and Geographic Information System (GIS). In this paper, we characterize and evaluate forest management patterns and relate this to modern technologies such as geographical information systems and remote sensing. We further examine ... Show More
  • Impact of 60 Years of Intensive Rice Cropping on Clay Minerals in Soils Due to Si Exportation

    Kamran Irfan, Fabienne Trolard, Tanvir Shahzad, Lise Cary, Jean-Claude Mouret, Guilhem Bourrié

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 3, May 2017
    Pages: 40-48
    Received: 2 February 2017
    Accepted: 17 February 2017
    Published: 14 April 2017
    Abstract: Rice is cultivated as staple for over half of the World’s population. In Camargue (South of France) rice fields have been established on very young soils developed from historic fluvial deposits of the Rhône River. The comparison of clay mineralogy in a paddy field cultivated for 60 years and in a control shows a significant increase of the clay cr... Show More
  • Determinants of Small-Scale Irrigation Use: The Case of Boloso Sore District, Wolaita Zone, Southern Ethiopia

    Petros Woldemariam, Yishak Gecho

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 3, May 2017
    Pages: 49-59
    Received: 9 February 2017
    Accepted: 25 February 2017
    Published: 24 April 2017
    Abstract: This study was conducted at Boloso Sore district of Southern Ethiopia. The objective of this study was to identify determinants of Small-scale irrigation use. A total of 104 farmers were randomly selected and interviewed by using semi-structured questionnaire. To collect the required data several methods like interview schedule, focus group discuss... Show More
  • Physical Land Suitability Evaluation for Irrigation in the Lower Alwero River Area of Abobo, Western Ethiopia

    Teshome Yitbarek, Kibebew Kibret, Shelem Beyene

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 3, May 2017
    Pages: 60-64
    Received: 3 August 2013
    Accepted: 10 January 2017
    Published: 9 May 2017
    Abstract: Land suitability assessment plays an important role in identifying biophysical constraints and evaluating potential capacity of land and its sustainable use. Physical land suitability evaluation for irrigation was carried out in the lower Alwero river area of Abobo, western Ethiopia, following FAO methodology for general irrigation farming. The irr... Show More
  • Genetic Processes of Iron and Zinc Accumulation in Edible Portion of Crops and Their Agro-Biofortification: A Review

    Jing Liu, Mingyue Yang, Hong Li, Danping Li, Xiaojun Shi, Yueqiang Zhang

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 3, May 2017
    Pages: 65-72
    Received: 29 January 2017
    Accepted: 18 April 2017
    Published: 17 May 2017
    Abstract: Iron (Fe) and zinc (Zn) are essential micronutrient for both human and plants, but Fe and Zn deficiency is prevalent in the world especially developing countries including India and China. Biofortification is considered the most promising approach to alleviate Fe and Zn malnutrition. Thus this study was mainly conducted to review the recent progres... Show More