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The prevalence of micronutrient deficiencies and non-communicable diseases are on the rise in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) despite the abundance of indigenous nutritious and biofortified crops. Rapid urbanisation and poor dietary habits have resulted in most Ghanaian households frequently consuming...

Author(s)
Amagloh, F. C.; Atuna, R. A.; Akabanda, F.; Pobi, N. O.; Donkor, E. A.; Koomson, G.; Amagloh, F. K.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CABI Reviews, 2023, 18, 0027, pp 1-18
Abstract

The contamination of greenhouse vegetable soils with antibiotics and antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs), caused by the application of livestock and poultry manure, is a prominent environmental problem. In this study, the effects of two ecological earthworms (endogeic Metaphire guillelmi and epigeic ...

Author(s)
Yang SiDe; Lu Chenxi; Qin Cheng; Lu Chang; Pan Zheng; Zhao LiXia; Bai MoHan; Li XiaoJing; Sun Yang; Weng LiPing; Li YongTao
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Science of the Total Environment, 2023, 885,
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This study aimed to establish a compelling approach for inducing embryogenesis through in vitro anther culture in Scarlet eggplant (Solanum aethiopicum L.), the most consumed and popular eggplant among indigenous vegetables on the African continent. While in vitro androgenesis has been favorably...

Author(s)
Shimira, F.; Kara, E.; Taşkin, H.
Publisher
Gultekin Ozdemir, Diyarbakir, Turkey
Citation
International Journal of Agriculture, Environment and Food Sciences, 2023, 7, 3, pp 488-499
Abstract

The numerous types of African Indigenous Vegetables (AIVs) in sub-Saharan Africa are not extensively cultivated, even after the realization of their superior nutritional, health benefits, and higher resistance to climate change. The recent increase in demand for AIVs brings about the need to match...

Author(s)
Kodzwa, J. J.; Madamombe, G.; Masvaya, E. N.; Nyamangara, J.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
CABI Agriculture and Bioscience, 2023, 4, 44, pp (27 October 2023)
Abstract

Postharvest losses in fruits and vegetables pose a key challenge to the global horticulture industry. Improved storage stability of horticultural commodities through irradiation is a technological intervention which has greater compliance over more than 60 foods and food products. The present study ...

Author(s)
Ali Asad Yousaf; Kashif Sarfraz; Asif Ahmed; Imran Hassan; Haider Ali; Talat Mehmood
Publisher
Wiley-Hindawi, London, UK
Citation
Journal of Food Processing and Preservation, 2023, 2023, 4546469,
Abstract

Microplastics (MPs) produced by the decomposition of plastics exist persistently, interfering with soil fertility and plant nutrition. Both arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi and earthworms are beneficial in terrestrial ecosystems, but their interactions under MPs contamination are unclear so far....

Author(s)
Liu YiFan; He BaiPing; Xiao QingQing; Wang Xin; Lin XianGui; Hu JunLi
Publisher
SpringerOpen, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture, 2023, 10, 115, pp (20 October 2023)
Abstract

Cold, arid and high-altitude regions of Ladakh are exceptionally unique in the world and are characterized by extreme temperature variation, thin atmosphere with high UV radiation and less oxygen availability. Cultivation is not viable in Ladakh during the winter due to sub-zero temperatures,...

Author(s)
Tsewang, T.; Acharya, S.; Mishra, A.; Kumar, K.; Verma, V. C.; Tiwari, V. K.; Avantika, V.
Publisher
National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources, CSIR, New Delhi, India
Citation
Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge, 2023, 22, 3, pp 478-482
Abstract

Chromium, naturally present in trace amounts in the environment, poses a significant risk as both a carcinogen and a contaminant at elevated concentrations. The study explores the chromium accumulation potential of seven indigenous weeds of Hazaribagh, Bangladesh. It further investigates the threat ...

Author(s)
Ashiqur Rahman; Tanjina Tarannum; Razia Sultana; Syeda, S. R.
Publisher
Bangladesh Botanical Society, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Citation
Bangladesh Journal of Botany, 2023, 52, 3, pp 875-882
Abstract

Background: Edible flowers (EFs) represent valuable sources of both food and medicinal resources, holding the promise to enhance human well-being. Unfortunately, their significance is often overlooked. Ethnobotanical studies on the EFs are lacking in comparison with their botanical and...

Author(s)
Zhang Qing; Cheng Zhuo; Fan YanXiao; Zhang DeZheng; Wang MiaoMiao; Zhang JihAi; Sommano, S.; Wu XianJin; Long ChunLin
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, 2023, 19, 43, pp (30 September 2023)
Abstract

In southern African countries, production of indigenous leafy vegetables is commonly practiced at home garden and/or commercial level due to their significant contribution toward eradication of hunger, food insecurity, and malnutrition. Black nightshade (Solanum nigrum L.) is among African leafy ...

Author(s)
Managa, G. M.; Nemadodzi, L. E.
Publisher
Hindawi, London, UK
Citation
Advances in Agriculture, 2023, 2023, 3238867,

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