9 Works

Cereal legume intercropping studies in Malawi

Isaiah Nyagumbo, Laifolo Dakishoni, Mufunanji Magalasi & Sita Ghimire
Innovations in Technology, Institutional and Extension Approaches towards Sustainable Agriculture and enhanced Food and Nutritional Security in Africa (InnovAfrica), a European Commission funded project validated and upscaled cereal legume intercropping technology in Dedza and Mzimba districts of Malawi involving farmers in between year 2017 and 2020. The results from the intercropping experiment of three cereals (maize, sorghum, and finger millet) and various legume species (pigeonpea, soyabeans, Bambara nut, groundnut, cowpea, and common beans) are presented...

InnovAfrica project endline survey data for Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, South Africa and Tanzania

Ahmad Athman, Alice Murage, Anne Gichangi, Celestin Hitimana, David Banda, Donald Njarui, Esther Bloem, Esther Lupafya, Fekadu Beyene, Feyisa Hundessa, Jessica Ndubi, Kenneth Mapunda, Kibebew Kibret, Laifolo Dakishoni, Lindumusa Myeni, Lizzie Shumba, Mangani Katundu, Mokhele Moeletsi, Maximillian Manzi, Mufunanji Magalasi, Mupenzi Mutimura, Mwangi Gatheru, Sabelo Mazibuko, Tewodros Bezu, Victoria Ndolo … & Sita Ghimire
A consortium of 16 institutions comprising five institutions from Europe and eleven institutions from Africa implemented a project entitled "Innovations in Technology, Institutional and Extension Approaches towards Sustainable Agriculture and enhanced Food and Nutritional Security in Africa (InnovAfrica)" in six countries of eastern and southern Africa namely Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, South Africa and Tanzania from June 2017 to November 2021. The InnovAfrica project collected endline data from 12 pilot sites (two sites per country)...

Novel mycoplasma nucleomodulin MbovP475 decreased cell viability by regulating expression of CRYAB and MCF2L2

Gang Zhao, Doukun Lu, Shujuan Wang, Hui Zhang, Xifang Zhu, Zhiyu Hao, Ali Dawood, Yingyu Chen, Elise Schieck, Changmin Hu, Xi Chen, Liguo Yang & Aizhen Guo
Nucleomodulins are secreted bacterial proteins whose molecular targets are located in host cell nuclei. They are gaining attention as critical virulence factors that either modify the epigenetics of host cells or directly regulate host gene expression. Mycoplasma bovis is a major veterinary pathogen that secretes several potential virulence factors. The aim of this study was to determine whether any of their secreted proteins might function as nucleomodulins. After an initial in silico screening, the nuclear...

Assessment of agricultural emissions, climate change mitigation and adaptation practices in Ethiopia

Diana Feliciano, John Recha, Gebermedihin Ambaw, Kirsten MacSween, Dawit Solomon & Eva Wollenberg
The agricultural sector is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) in Ethiopia, as it is the basis of the economy and the primary source of employment. This study investigated the implementation of mitigation and adaptation practices in smallholder farms in Ethiopia, estimated GHG emissions associated with mitigation practices, and identified potential mitigation options and barriers and enabling factors for implementation. Twenty-five smallholder farmers were selected by a local development agency and interviewed in...

Strategies to Mitigate Enteric Methane Emissions by Ruminants

C. Arndt, A.N. Hristov, W.J. Price, S.C. McClelland, A.M. Pelaez, A.R. Bayat, L.A. Crompton, J. Dijkstra, M.A. Eugène, D. Enahoro, E. Kebreab, M. Kreuzer, M. McGee, C. Martin, C.J. Newbold, C.K. Reynolds, A. Schwarm, K.J. Shingfield, J.B. Veneman, D.R. Yáñez-Ruiz & Z. Yu
To meet the 1.5°C target, methane (CH4) from ruminants must be reduced by 11 to 30% of the 2010 level by 2030 and by 24 to 47% by 2050. A meta-analysis identified strategies to decrease product-based [PB; CH4 per unit meat or milk (CH4I)] and absolute (ABS) enteric CH4 emissions while maintaining or increasing animal productivity (AP; weight gain and milk yield). Next the potential of different adoption rates of one PB and/or ABS strategies...

InnovAfrica project baseline survey data for Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, South Africa and Tanzania

Ahmad Athman, Alice Murage, Anne Gichangi, Bosena Tegegne, David Banda, Donald Njarui, Elias Gichangi, Esther Bloem, Felix Nandonde, Feyisa Hundessa, Harald Puhl, Jacqueline Tuyisenge, Jessica Ndubi, Kenneth Mapunda, Laifolo Dakishoni, Leonidas Dusengemungu, Lindumusa Myeni, Lizzie Shumba, Mangani Katundu, Mengistu Ketema, Mokhele Moeletsi, Mufunanji Magalasi, Mulalo Thavhana, Mupenzi Mutimura, Mwangi Gatheru … & Sita Ghimire
A data set was generated thorugh surveys to establish a baseline inforamtion for a project entitled "Innovations in Technology, Institutional and Extension Approaches towards Sustainable Agriculture and enhanced Food and Nutrition Security in Africa (Acronym - InnovAfrica)". The InnovAfrica is a consortium of 16 institutions comprising five institutions from Europe and eleven institutions from Africa and the project was implemented in six countries of eastern and southern Africa namely Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, South Africa...

Novel mycoplasma nucleomodulin MbovP475 decreased cell viability by regulating expression of CRYAB and MCF2L2

Gang Zhao, Doukun Lu, Shujuan Wang, Hui Zhang, Xifang Zhu, Zhiyu Hao, Ali Dawood, Yingyu Chen, Elise Schieck, Changmin Hu, Xi Chen, Liguo Yang & Aizhen Guo
Nucleomodulins are secreted bacterial proteins whose molecular targets are located in host cell nuclei. They are gaining attention as critical virulence factors that either modify the epigenetics of host cells or directly regulate host gene expression. Mycoplasma bovis is a major veterinary pathogen that secretes several potential virulence factors. The aim of this study was to determine whether any of their secreted proteins might function as nucleomodulins. After an initial in silico screening, the nuclear...

A Mix of Old British and Modern European Breeds: Genomic Prediction of Breed Composition of Smallholder Pigs in Uganda

Brian Martin Babigumira, Johann Sölkner, Gábor Mészáros, Christina Pfeiffer, Craig R. G. Lewis, Emily Awuor Ouma, Maria Wurzinger & Karen Marshall
Pig herds in Africa comprise genotypes ranging from local ecotypes to commercial breeds. Many animals are composites of these two types and the best levels of crossbreeding for particular production systems are largely unknown. These pigs are managed without structured breeding programs and inbreeding is potentially limiting. The objective of this study was to quantify ancestry contributions and inbreeding levels in a population of smallholder pigs in Uganda. The study was set in the districts...

Assessment of agricultural emissions, climate change mitigation and adaptation practices in Ethiopia

Diana Feliciano, John Recha, Gebermedihin Ambaw, Kirsten MacSween, Dawit Solomon & Eva Wollenberg
The agricultural sector is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) in Ethiopia, as it is the basis of the economy and the primary source of employment. This study investigated the implementation of mitigation and adaptation practices in smallholder farms in Ethiopia, estimated GHG emissions associated with mitigation practices, and identified potential mitigation options and barriers and enabling factors for implementation. Twenty-five smallholder farmers were selected by a local development agency and interviewed in...

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