World Journal of Agricultural Research
Aquaculture, controlled farming of aquatic organisms encompasses the sciences of Ichthyology as well as Zoology. For an overall development of the farming sector in fisheries, the integrated approach of the said subjects help development of new ideas , technologies & innovations.
As one of the most sustainable & viable sector which can provide easily digestible protein for the downtrodden , there is immense scope for the welfare of the mankind and animals through sustainable approach of program.
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The scope of topics covered in the this issue include:
Zoology - Applied genetics & biotechnology , Pathology & Microbiology , Changing Climate and protection of biodiversity , Developmental biology , Integrated & sustainable approach towards species diversification. Animal physiology , Cell biology , Taxonomy and its modern approaches . Environmental Management .
Aquaculture - Fish breeding, Hatchery Management, Fish Genetics biotechnology & other diverse fields of Aquaculture
Submission Deadline: July, 2015Notification of Acceptance: August, 2015Final Version Due: October, 2015Special Issue Publishing Date: December, 2015
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Nihar ChattopadhyayWest Bengal University of Animal & Fishery SciencesEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Guest EditorBidhan PatraVidyasagar UniversityEmail: email@example.com
Soumen ChatterjeeBurdwan UniversityEmail: Soumen.firstname.lastname@example.org
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Maize (Zea mays) is the most important cereal crop in the mid-hills and is second only to rice in the national context in terms of both the area cultivated and production in Nepal. Of the 819000 ha of maize grown in Nepal, 69% is grown in the mid-hills in mainly on Bari land. Bari land is defined as being rain-fed with unbunded terraces, generally located on the upper slopes of the mid-hills. More than two-thirds of the maize produced in the hills is used for direct human consumption, and in the eastern mid-hills it provides 48% of food requirements (by weight). Significant amounts (approaching 30%) are sold as grain and/or made into saleable beverages. However, the productivity of maize in the mid-hills, which is slightly above 1.7 t ha−1, has either been declining or static in recent years mainly due to several factors which ultimately threatened the food security of ever growing population in mid hills and small holders. So present special issues focus on the issues which may be helpful for finding the low yield and improving food security of mid hills and small holders.
Submission Deadline: May 15, 2015Notification of Acceptance: June 25, 2015Final Version Due: July 25, 2015Special Issue Publishing Date: August, 2015
Shrawan Kumar ShaProfessor, Agriculture and Forestry University (AFU)Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Guest EditorSantosh MarahattaAssistant professor, Agriculture and Forestry University (AFU)Email: email@example.com
Lal Parsad AmagainAssistant professor, Tribhuwan University (TU)Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Present day Agriculture aims not only to increase unit area productivity but also to have quality produce with sustainability of production by protecting soil health and fertility. This is possible by integrating traditional practices with agricultural technology being developed time to time. Agriculture is heavily dependent on the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides to achieve higher yields. This dependence is associated with problems such as environmental pollution, health hazards, interruption of natural ecological nutrient cycling and destruction of biological communities that otherwise support crop production. Hence, crop production and pest and disease management have to be achieved in shorter intervals of time with fewer detrimental inputs. The use of bioresources to replace chemical fertilizers and pesticides is growing. Biofertilizers and Biopesticides are products of efficient microbial inoculants proved their potentials in increasing plant nutrient availability and in the control of crop pests and diseases respectively. Hence, microbial inoculants are to be mass produced having high cell count per unit volume, formulated possessing long shelf life, assessed for the quality to increase the acceptance and adoption of this technology by farming community. The special issue on “Integrated Approaches for Sustainable Agriculture” in “World Journal of Agricultural Research” is arranged to discuss on the various issues on the constrains and limitations in the adoption and dissemination of this technology by rural farmers. This special issue will cover all areas of the Agriculture. The journal welcomes the submission of research and review papers that meet the general criteria of significance and scientific excellence.
Submission Deadline: October 30, 2014Notification of Acceptance: November 30, 2014Final Version Due: December 15, 2014Special Issue Publishing Date: December 30, 2014
Dr. P. SivasakthivelanDepartment of Microbiology, Annamalai University, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu, India.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Guest EditorDr. P. SaranrajDepartment of Microbiology, Annamalai University, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu, India.Email: email@example.com
Dr. R. T. S. NandiniDepartment of Microbiology & Biochemistry, Nadar Saraswathi Arts and College, Theni, Tamil Nadu, India.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Traditional soil cultivation systems, with intensive soil tillage, will generally lead to soil degradation and loss of crop productivity. World-wide the focus has shifted to conservation agriculture (CA). CA is characterized by three linked principles, namely: continuous minimum mechanical soil disturbance, permanent organic soil cover and diversification of crop species grown in sequences and/or associations. Conservation Agriculture maintains a permanent or semi-permanent organic soil cover. This can be a growing crop or dead mulch. Its function is to protect the soil physically from sun, rain and wind and to feed soil biota. The soil micro-organisms and soil fauna take over the tillage function and soil nutrient balancing. Mechanical tillage disturbs this process. Therefore, zero or minimum tillage and direct seeding are important elements of CA. Thus, CA aims to conserve, improve and make more efficient use of natural resources through integrated management of available soil, water and biological resources combined with external inputs. It contributes to environmental conservation as well as to enhanced and sustained agricultural production. It can also be referred to as resource-efficient / resource effective agriculture. CA is being practiced on about 45 million ha, mostly in South and North America. Its use is growing exponentially on small and large farms in South America, due to economic and environmental pressures. However, its area is increasing at a very slow rate across the globe especially among the smallholder farmers of developing countries. Increasing labor scarcity, declining soil’s productivity, declining biodiversity, climate change effects, low integration of crop-livestock-fisheries in agriculture and increasing cost of cultivation are the major constraints of present day agriculture. Therefore, the present topic was chosen to share the generated knowledge among the scientific communities and disseminate it among the smallholder farmers of developing countries.
Submission Deadline: October 25, 2014Notification of Acceptance: November 05, 2014Final Version Due: November 30, 2014Special Issue Publishing Date: December, 2015
Tika Bahadur KarkiNepal Agricultural Research Council, National Maize Research Program, Rampur, Chitwan, NepalEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Guest EditorJiban ShresthaNepal Agricultural Research Council, National Maize Research Program, Rampur, Chitwan, NepalEmail: email@example.com
Mahendra Prasad TripathiNepal Agricultural Research Council, National Maize Research Program, Rampur, Chitwan, NepalEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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The special issue on the Advancements in Agriculture in the Tropics aims to highlight research geared towards the improvement of agricultural techniques and practices in the tropics. Presently, the environment is continuously changing and the impact on agriculture is enormous. This therefore, creates a situation whereby, greater research in agriculture is needed to adapt to and mitigate the impacts of those changes. Increased production and productivity in tropical agriculture can only be attained through pointed and customized research.
High quality papers that are related to agriculture, agro-biotechnology, the impact of the environment on agriculture, crop and livestock development, livestock nutrition and pharmaceuticals, novel treatment and epidemiology of zoonotics are encouraged for publication.
This special issue welcomes the following contributions:• Full research papers: with observations and results from scientific investigations• Review papers: with critical reviews of subjects and topics included.
Submission Deadline: September 30, 2014Notification of Acceptance: October 30, 2014Final Version Due: November 21, 2014Special Issue Publishing Date: December 10, 2014
Taletha LaudatResearch Agronomist, Ministry of Agriculture & ForestryEmail: Soil3@msn.com
Guest EditorDr. Reginald ThomasChief veterinary Officer, Ministry of Agriculture & ForestryEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Henie ParillonScience Educator, Newark Public SchoolsEmail: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Gender refers to the social roles of women and men. The gender issue in agriculture has gained growing attention among researchers, aid donors, and policymakers. Gender roles are of key importance because gender shapes the opportunities and constraints that women and men face in securing their livelihoods across all cultural, political, economic and environmental settings. Gender influences the roles and relationships of people throughout all their activities, including their labour and decision-making roles. It is also important to understand the position of both women and men vis-à-vis the institutions that determine access to productive resources such as land, and to the wider economy. This is the main reason why gender issues in agriculture is a major concerned to all stakeholders in agricultural development. The aims of choosing this topic at this particular time is to provide understanding to gender issues in agriculture especially in designing agriculture and rural development programmes and projects. It is going to cover almost all areas of agriculture from production to consumption, gender and environmental factors will also be considered. For the purpose of achieving the aims set for this special issue following objectives will be achieved; analyze gender access to productive resources such as land, labour, appropriate technologies, credit facilities, rural transport, information and communication technologies and market; examine gender roles in agriculture production such as crop production, forestry, livestock and fishery and aquaculture production; and catalogue gender mainstreaming in agricultural production, climate mitigation and adaption and water management. In conclusion, gender issues in agriculture need to be tackled because of its importance to agricultural development. Food sufficiency can only be guaranteed, if gender involvement in agriculture is maintained. Therefore, the need for an aggressive approach to ensure that gender participation in agriculture is at an increasing rate.
The topics of this special issue include, but are not limited to:
Submission Deadline: September 30, 2013Notification of Acceptance: October 31, 2013Final Version Due: November 01, 2013Special Issue Publishing Date: November 05, 2013
Dr. Ogunjimi S. I.Landmark University, Omu-Aran, Kwara State, NigeriaEmail: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Ajala A.OLandmark University, Omu-Aran, Kwara State, Nigeria
Dr Adesoji S.AObafemi Awolowo Univeristy, ile-Ife, Osun State, NigeriaEmail: email@example.com
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