The African Journal of Rural Development (AFJRD) is an online open access scientific journal that publishes articles on a quarterly basis (March, June, September, December). It is a multi-disciplinary peer-reviewed journal with an ultimate purpose of sharing and increasing the depth of knowledge on aspects of sustainable rural development.

Vol. 3 No. 2 (2018): Catalysing research for development to bolster food security

The papers published in this Issue (Volume 3, Issue 2) fall within the broad thematic categories of (a) Agricultural Extension and Advisory Services, (b) Natural Resources Management, (c) Biotic and Abiotic factors, (d) Circular Economy. These are topical themes in the discourse on food and nutrition security for rural development. Dissemination of knowledge and innovations on those themes is essential for promoting socio-economic development. This is especially important since the most dominant theme in agricultural research for development (AR4D) is usually agricultural productivity which response to only one dimension of food and nutritional security, namely, food availability. The papers in this issue depict research for development that does not only address food availability but the other aspects, of food access, food stability, and food utilization as well as dimensions of food and nutritional security. Optimistically, the readership will find these intriguing, thought-provoking, and useful for catalyzing further research for development to generate new knowledge and innovations to be deployed in rural development interventions.

Published: 2022-08-12

Effect of fertilizers and harvesting method on yield of cowpea

Caroline Chemutai, George N. Chemining’wa , Jane Ambuko


Spatial and temporal spread of maize lethal necrosis disease causing viruses and their vectors within the field

R.M Ngala, Dora Chao Kilalo, Douglas Watuku Miano, Daniel Mukunya Munge


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The African Journal of Rural Development (AFJRD) is an online open-access journal published quarterly. The AFJRD publishes original research papers comprising emerging issues in rural development; authoritative reviews; synthesis articles and editorials; chapters and book reviews as well as short communications that may not warrant publication as full papers. All submissions must have a focus on sustainable development of rural communities and improving livelihoods generally and as such, authors and contributors will be required to contextualize their work to fit this focus and scope. The primary purpose of the AFJRD is to share knowledge, on all aspects that contribute to sustainable rural development and improving livelihoods and development broadly as widely as possible. All articles and opinions therein published in the AFJRD reflect views of the authors and not necessarily those of the African Journal of Rural Development

AFJRD is published by the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), with an Editorial Secretariat at Makerere University Kampala, Uganda .