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: 2018-06-30

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