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Evaluating the role of climate smart agriculture towards sustainable livelihoods in Mutare district, Zimbabwe
Increasing climate variability continues to threaten livelihoods in southern Africa where communities face the challenges of addressing context specific complexities associated with rain-fed agriculture. Zimbabwe is equally vulnerable but the country is going through a transformation in agriculture through the implementation of climate smart agriculture practices that endeavour to enhance adaptation, resilience and increase productivity. The study was undertaken in Mutare district, Zimbabwe with the aim of exploring ...
Impact of organic manuring on soil carbon sequestration under monoculture and perennial systems in tropical rainforest of Nigeria
Organic carbon is a major indicator of soil health, which can contribute to a sustainable agroecosystem. In Africa, mismanagement of agricultural soils has depleted the organic carbon pool. The decline in soil organic carbon has important implications for food security and environmental sustainability. This study examined the impact of monoculture and perennial systems on soil carbon sequestration after fifteen years of cropping in a tropical rainforest of Nigeria. Agronomic management in the monocultures of maize ...
Profiling Tunisian olive oil Consumers based on the Environmental Sustainability value perception
Most of the research works about consumer behavior toward olive oil are based on quality attributes and indicators. Consumption values have not been explored, especially for olive oil consumption. Thus, the present work proposes an analysis of the Tunisian consumer’s behavior towards olive oil, based on consumption values, especially environmental sustainability value since olive oil is typically a green and sustainable product. Drawing on the findings of a survey of a Tunisian household’s sample, an exploratory ...
Vol. 10 No. 2 (2022)
(Specialized Partnerships in Sustainable Food Systems and Food Sovereignty, Faculty of Organic Agricultural Sciences, the University of Kassel, Germany and the Federation of German Scientists (VDW), 2022-05-30)
Comparative study of white LED light and dark condition in domestic refrigerator on reducing postharvest strawberries waste
Strawberry is one of the most consumed fruits in the world, and due to its perishability, there is a need for new conservation technologies capable of extending its shelf life. An alternative in preservation of short shelf life foods is refrigeration associated with LED lights. In this context, the present study evaluated the effect of white LED light in strawberry preservation at the postharvest condition. Strawberry samples were stored in a perforated package under refrigeration (5 °C), in the presence and the ...
The effect of transglutaminase on physicochemical, microstructural, and organoleptic properties of low fat karish cheese
Karish cheese is considered to be one of the most traditional Egyptian cheeses. It is manufactured from low-fat milk. It can be a key part of a healthy diet, especially for the elderly and those suffering from obesity-related illnesses. Low-fat cheese such as karish cheese has the problem of crumbly texture characteristics, which is the main problem for cheesemakers. This research aimed to improve the texture of karish cheese using transglutaminase (TGase), and to study the effects on cheese physical, microstructural, ...
Valuing environmentally sustainable agriculture? Food and water concerns, production literacy, and consumption behaviours in rural-regional Australia
Although Australia currently enjoys high food security, increasing climate change pressure on the planet’s direst land mass, governed by the least climate change mitigating legislators, makes this position increasingly tenuous amid increasingly globalised, industrial food production systems. This article presents primary data exploring the salience of food and water concerns compared with related knowledge affecting agricultural product consumption. Respondents to an online survey were drawn from employees at a large ...
Vol. 10 No. 1 (2022)
(Specialized Partnerships in Sustainable Food Systems and Food Sovereignty, Faculty of Organic Agricultural Sciences, the University of Kassel, Germany and the Federation of German Scientists (VDW), 2022-02-25)
Social assistance and food security during covid-19 pandemic lock-down: insights from Nigeria
Nigeria, a fast-growing country has been food insecure prior to Covid-19 pandemic. Local agricultural production cannot satisfy the food and nutrition needs of its ever-growing population. This state was aggravated by the covid-19 pandemic lockdown, which was adopted by the Government to stem the spread of the virus. To cushion the effects of the lockdown, social assistance of diverse forms, from varying sources were supplied. This study assesses the effect of the lockdown order on household food security level and ...
Innovative formulation of oleogels using bioactive compounds and sal starch and characterization of their products
There is a focus on oleogels nowadays with low saturated fatty acids and zero trans fatty acids to substitute solid fats in various food formulations. The other advantage of using oleogels that it can retain the health benefits of the individual oils especially the micronutrients as the processing does not involve high temperature. The present study used a blend of rice bran oil and sesame oil, both the oils are rich in micronutrients, together with starch obtained from sal meal and lecithin as gelling agent to ...