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Dietary diversity is key to sustainable food security and part of Africa's rich biodiversity heritage are hundreds of lesser-known indigenous crops and wild food plants that are important components of African traditional diets. African traditional foods and African food processing techniques are...

Author(s)
Aworh, O. C.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Food Control, 2023, 145,
Abstract

Salinity is one of the main constraints for agriculture productivity worldwide. This important abiotic stress has worsened in the last 20 years due to the increase in water demands in arid and semi-arid areas. In this context, increasing tolerance of crop plants to salt stress is needed to...

Author(s)
Acosta-Motos, J. R.; Penella, C.; Hernández, J. A.; Díaz-Vivancos, P.; Sánchez-Blanco, M. J.; Navarro, J. M.; Gómez-Bellot, M. J.; Barba-Espín, G.
Publisher
MDPI Publishing, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Agronomy, 2020, 10, 2,
Abstract

Background: Microorganism-based strategies have emerged as agro-industrial models for the development of sustainable agro-ecosystems. There is an increase in the use of lactic acid bacteria originating from animal, human and plant sources in the agriculture, food, and health sectors. Scope and...

Author(s)
Mota-Gutierrez, J.; Cocolin, L.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Trends in Food Science & Technology, 2021, 114, pp 198-211
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Many sub-Saharan African countries implementing agricultural input subsidies programmes (AISP) concentrate on fertilizers and staple food crops which may have little or no effect on consumption of diverse nutrient dense non-staple foods. The programme in Malawi - the Farm Input Subsidy Programme...

Author(s)
Matita, M.; Chiwaula, L.; Chirwa, E. W.; Mazalale, J.; Walls, H.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Food Policy, 2022, 113,
Abstract

Background: Antibiotic resistance, mainly due to imprudent use of antibiotics in agriculture, environment, animal and human medicine, has been widely recognized as one of the main global health concerns, threatening food security, and human and animal health, causing considerable economic losses....

Author(s)
Caniça, M.; Manageiro, V.; Abriouel, H.; Moran-Gilad, J.; Franz, C. M. A. P.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Trends in Food Science & Technology, 2019, 84, pp 41-44
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Background: Mycotoxins have received much attention due to their potential harmful impact on humans. Increasing awareness of environmental protection and food safety prompts the use of eco-friendly and biosafe strategies for mycotoxin elimination in food production. Scope and approach: Mycotoxin...

Author(s)
Luo Ying; Liu XiaoJiao; Yuan Li; Li JianKe
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Trends in Food Science & Technology, 2020, 96, pp 127-134
Abstract

Bananas (Musa spp.) are one of the most important food crops in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). More than 300,000 households in DRC's South Kivu province, two-thirds of whom are food insecure, rely heavily on bananas for sustenance. For more than 10 years, production of bananas in Eastern...

Author(s)
Mbure, G.; Nzawele, D. B.; Byamungu, J.
Publisher
International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS), Leuven, Belgium
Citation
Acta Horticulturae, 2018, No.1196, pp 237-245
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Biostimulant application during the cultivation of underutilized crops is an environmental-friendly approach for their production and utilization to promote food security and human health. This study investigated the effect of two commercial biostimulants (a seaweed-based extract, Kelpak® (1:100,...

Author(s)
Aremu, A. O.; Makhaye, G.; Tesfay, S. Z.; Gerrano, A. S.; Plooy, C. P. du; Amoo, S. O.
Publisher
MDPI Publishing, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Agronomy, 2022, 12, 2,
Abstract

Specialty cacao products typically demand higher quality standards in exchange for price premiums or other non-market benefits. Quality characteristics within the context of specialty cacao were investigated after common postharvest treatments, pod storage and fruit maturity. Disease damage, Brix,...

Author(s)
Araki, T.; Cadby, J.
Publisher
Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, Geneva, Switzerland
Citation
International Journal of Postharvest Technology and Innovation, 2022, 8, 2/3, pp 212-226
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Author(s)
Suar, M.; Dey, G.; Ray, R. C.; Uemura, T.
Publisher
Asian Food Safety and Security Association (AFSA), Bhubaneswar, India
Citation
Proceedings of the AFSA Conference 2016 on Food Safety and Food Security, Bhubaneswar, India, 15-17 September, 2016, 2016, pp 91 pp.

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