African Journal of Tropical Agriculture

About AJTA                     Impact Factor  1.014

African Journal of Tropical Agriculture ISSN 2375-091X is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal that publishes original and review articles concerned with all aspects of crop science, agroecosystem management and conservation, and in particular the application of biological, engineering, ecological, and social knowledge to the management of agricultural crops in the tropics including plantation and horticultural crops. The journal considers submissions in the following subject areas:

  • Arboriculture
  • Floriculture
  • Tropical fruits
  • Horticultural flora
  • Horticulture
  • Olericulture
  • Pomology
  • Tropical garden
  • Tropical rainforest
  • Viticulture
  • Animal Sciences
  • Biological Engineering
  • Family Resources
  • Food Science and Human Nutrition
  • Molecular Bioscences and Biotechnology
  • Natural Resources and Environmental Management
  • Plant and Environmental Protection Services
  • Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences
  • Agricultural and resource economics
  • Agronomy and soil science
  • Animal sciences
  • Biosystems engineering
  • Botanical sciences (plant pathology or plant physiology)
  • Entomology
  • Food science
  • Horticulture
  • Nutritional science
  • Agricultural and resource economics
  • Agronomy and soil science
  • Botanical sciences (plant pathology or plant physiology)
  • Entomology
  • Tropical horticulture


Aims and Scope

AJTA intends to focus on research advances within the agriculture industries located in the subtropics and tropics including livestock (beef, dairy, pork, poultry) grain and pulse crops, sugarcane and horticultural crops. 

AJTA will meet the need for a high level, multi-disciplinary, international scientific journal that focuses on advances, and controversies, in tropical agriculture research.

The objective of this journal include the following:

To contribute to international policies aimed at reducing poverty and improving livelihoods in rural areas in the tropics, sub-tropics and countries with less developed economies.

To encourage efficient and sustainable use of local resources and technologies, to arrest and reverse the degradation of the natural resources base on which agriculture depends, and to raise productivity of both agriculture and related enterprises to increase family incomes and commercial investment in the rural sector.

To publish groundbreaking research that will enhance crop quality and productivity, reduce producer and consumer risks, and generate wealth from agriculture, with the ultimate goals of reducing hunger, malnutrition, and poverty.

To publish articles that will address the development needs of tropical countries.

To  focus on the roles of farmers and other stakeholders living in rural areas, scientists (agriculturists, economists, sociologists, etc.), government and the private sector in achieving a convergent approach to rural development. This includes recognition of the importance of the role of women, the effect of AIDS and other social and cultural issues on the rural economy and livelihoods.

AJTA welcomes high profile articles from scientists and researchers concerned with the role of tropical agriculture for development throughout the world. Articles dealing with the cultivation of plants in the tropics as well as articles concerns with perennial woody plants (arboriculture), ornamental (floriculture), vegetables (olericulture), and fruits (pomology) including grapes (viticulture).

AJTA brings together individuals and organizations from both developed and less developed countries to enable them contribute to international policies and actions aimed at reducing poverty and improving livelihoods.



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