African Journal of Agriculture
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African Journal of Agriculture ISSN 2375-1134 is a double-blind peer-reviewed, open access journal. It publishes original research and review articles in all areas of agricultural sciences.
The journal is abstracted and indexed in:
- Electronic Journals Library
- Advanced Science Index
- Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin
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- Academic Resource Index
- ZB Med Research Portal
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Africa’s rural economies are set for a transformation, involving changes to both farming and non-farming activities. In this, agriculture will play the role as a key driver of growth and productivity, contributing to food security, job creation and exports. A precondition for this is advances in management and entrepreneurship in agriculture and agri-business as well as in value addition and linkages within agriculture and to non-agriculture sectors. Appropriate policies in these areas from governments, development agencies, donors and multinational companies will be key to ensure rural economic development.
Mission of AJA
In view of the above, the mission of African Journal of Agriculture is therefore to provide the best platform for researchers and scientists globally to exchange their latest findings. Authors are encouraged to submit complete, unpublished, original works that are not under review in any other journals.
The scope of the journal include, but are not limited to, the following fields:
· Agricultural economics
· Agricultural engineering
· Animal science
· Plant science
· Plant breeding
· Plant fertilization
· Soil science
· Biological engineering, including genetic engineering and microbiology
· Environmental impacts of agriculture and forestry
· Food science
· Irrigation and water management
· Land use
· Waste management
Researchers are invited to submit their papers that could specially, but not exclusively, deal with:
1. Transformations in rural economies on and off -farm: Changes in farm management or farm organization to upscale agricultural production, to make farm production better meet market demand, to increase sustainability and resilience of agriculture and to create rural economic development.
2. Development of agro-industry clusters: Entrepreneurial initiatives that change the agri-business structure resulting in geographical concentration of input suppliers, agro-management services, trading firms, and especially food processors serving national, regional and international markets.
3. Role of markets and value chains: Initiatives to upscale, improve and diversify agricultural production, processing and trade by firms that dominate agricultural value chains, including linkages to non-agriculture sectors.
4. Role of price vulnerability: Mechanisms to ensure a high price share for farmers and deal with price risks and income (in-) stability in agricultural value chains.
We are especially interested in papers that consider the impacts of the above transformations on:
(a) The future role of smallholders;
(b) The degree to which innovative agribusiness can attract the young generation;
(c) Options for African nationals to enhance their influence on the agricultural transformation process.