African Journal of Agriculture
Aims and scope
African Journal of Agriculture ISSN 2375-1134 is a double-blind peer-reviewed, open access journal that publishes original research and review articles in all areas of agricultural sciences and the use of land resources.
African Journal of Agriculture welcomes articles dealing with all the activities that transform the environment for the production of animals and plants for human use, including new methods, techniques and technologies for improving agricultural processes, increasing yield, conservation and breeding. The aim and scope of this journal include research and development on:
- Agricultural Economics & Resource Management
- Agricultural Engineering
- Agriculture & Ecology
- Animal Agriculture
- Biorenewable Resources
- Crop Science
- General & Introductory Agriculture
- Pests, Diseases & Weeds
- Plant breeding and genetics
- Plant pathology
- Soil science
- Tropical Agriculture
- Production techniques (e.g., irrigation management, recommended nitrogen inputs)
- Improving agricultural productivity in terms of quantity and quality (e.g., selection of drought-resistant crops and animals, development of new pesticides, yield-sensing technologies, simulation models of crop growth, in-vitro cell culture techniques)
- Minimizing the effects of pests (weeds, insects, pathogens, nematodes) on crop or animal production systems.
- Transformation of primary products into end-consumer products (e.g., production, preservation, and packaging of dairy products)
- Prevention and correction of adverse environmental effects (e.g., soil degradation, waste management, bioremediation)
- Theoretical production ecology, relating to crop production modeling
- Traditional agricultural systems, sometimes termed subsistence agriculture, which feed most of the poorest people in the world. These systems are of interest as they sometimes retain a level of integration with natural ecological systems greater than that of industrial agriculture, which may be more sustainable than some modern agricultural systems.
- Food production and demand on a global basis, with special attention paid to the major producers, such as China, India, Brazil, the US and the EU.
- Various sciences relating to agricultural resources and the environment (e.g. soil science, agroclimatology); biology of agricultural crops and animals (e.g. crop science, animal science and their included sciences, e.g. ruminant nutrition, farm animal welfare); such fields as agricultural economics and rural sociology; various disciplines encompassed in agricultural engineering.