American Journal of Agriculture and Forestry

Volume 9, Issue 5, September 2021

  • Roles of Community-Based Seed System to Mitigate Seed Shortage Problem Under Metekel Zone, Western Ethiopia

    Takele Atnafu Delele, Dirshaye Hailu Gebre, Talefe Ayele Zenebe

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 5, September 2021
    Pages: 276-282
    Received: 8 August 2021
    Accepted: 20 August 2021
    Published: 10 September 2021
    Abstract: Seed is one of the major agricultural inputs to enhance agricultural production and productivity. Formal and informal seed systems are the main seed sources for producers. Majority (90%) of seed demand has been covered through informal seed system. The main objectives of community-based seed system are to solve seed shortage problems, establish str... Show More
  • Factors Affecting Coffee (Coffea Arabica L.) Quality in Ethiopia: A Review

    Bealu Girma Adugna

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 5, September 2021
    Pages: 283-291
    Received: 13 August 2021
    Accepted: 30 August 2021
    Published: 15 September 2021
    Abstract: Coffee (Coffea arabica L.) is the most significant crop and is consumed all over the world. Twenty-five percent of Ethiopia's population is dependent on the coffee business. Coffee quality can be affected by a variety of factors, including genetic and environmental factors, as well as the level of care given from the field to the bloodletting. On t... Show More
  • Management and Environmental Contribution of Woody Species Diversity Parkland Agroforestry System in Ethiopia

    Kasu Hailu Biru

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 5, September 2021
    Pages: 292-298
    Received: 11 August 2021
    Accepted: 2 September 2021
    Published: 26 September 2021
    Abstract: Parkland agroforestry practices have placed greater emphasis on improving the climate, improving fertility, protecting water, and improving biodiversity. The objective of this paper is therefore to review the management and its ecological contribution to the diversity of wood species in agroforestry in Ethiopia in parklands. The practice is known b... Show More
  • Dynamics of Elaeis guineensis Jacq. Agroforestry Parklands in the Region of Cacheu (Guinea Bissau) from 2003 to 2018

    Boubacar Sagna, Daouda Ngom, Boubacar Camara, Mamadou Abdoul Ader Diedhiou, Boubacar Solly, Sekouna Diatta

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 5, September 2021
    Pages: 299-311
    Received: 27 August 2021
    Accepted: 14 September 2021
    Published: 12 October 2021
    Abstract: Like other regions of Guinea Bissau, the economy of the Cacheu region is not very diversified and is dominated by cashew nut cultivation. As the country's leading production zone, with more than 30% of the national cashew nut production, the region has seen the disappearance of a large part of its natural ecosystems, especially the Elaeis guineensi... Show More
  • Yield Performance of Some Advanced Aromatic Rice Genotypes in Guyana

    Mahendra Persaud, Nandram Gobind, Violet Henry, Rajendra Persaud, Oudho Homenauth

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 5, September 2021
    Pages: 312-318
    Received: 31 July 2021
    Accepted: 10 September 2021
    Published: 29 October 2021
    Abstract: Breeding for quality traits is one of the major objectives of the Rice Breeding programs in Guyana and many other countries that are self-sufficient in rice production. Aromatic rice constitutes a special group of rice which is known as the best quality of rice worldwide. It is known for its nut/popcorn-like aroma and taste. This group is estimated... Show More
  • Effects of Phosphorus Fertilizer Rates and Its Placement Methods on Residual Soil Phosphorus, Yield, and Phosphorus Uptake of Maize: At Bedele District, Ethiopia

    Bati Dube, Achalu Chimdi

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 5, September 2021
    Pages: 319-333
    Received: 29 September 2021
    Accepted: 21 October 2021
    Published: 30 October 2021
    Abstract: In spitefulness of the increase in land areas under maize production, yield is still low due to declining soil fertility because of un-appropriate use of fertilizer rates and placement methods. Therefore this study was conducted to determine P fertilization rates and the relative effectiveness of different placement methods on the yield, P uptake o... Show More