Municipal Organic Waste Composting as Management Option for Urban Agriculture

The ever-increasing population in the metropolis of Accra, Ghana resulting in con-cerns for finding lasting solutions to manage large volumes of waste produced can be tackled through composting for urban agriculture. With insanitary land filling serving as the major disposal option in the metropolis, plans to build the first ever sanitary landfill facility in the metropolis calls for measures to […]

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Genetic Transformation of Sorghum for Insect-Pest Resistance

Sorghum is a major food and fodder crop for dry land farmers in India and elsewhere. One of the major reasons for lower yields in this crop is due to the problem of insects, pests such as stem borer and shoot fly in the major sorghum growing parts of India. To develop the insect pest resistant transgenic plants, we are […]

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Cytogenetical investigations on newly synthesized diploid hybrids of section Arachis

Groundnut (or peanut) is one of the major oil seed crops and a valuable cash crop of the world that is planted by millions of small-scale farmers around the globe. It’s a valuable source of proteins, vitamin E, K, and B (ref…). It’s worthy to note that 70% of global groundnut production is in the semi-arid tropics. Groundnut is susceptible […]

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Estimating Crop Water Productivity using Remote Sensing Technology

Water scarcity is the major crop production constraint in the arid and semi-arid tropics. Limited water availability critically hampers agriculture by affecting food production, limiting progress and development and resulting in expansion of rural poverty. The challenge is to enhance food production with available water resources. It has been well proved that watershed management is one of the most suitable […]

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