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Towards mapping Ecological Organic Agriculture (EOA) research into use in Nigeria

Olowe, Victor; Adeoluwa, Olugbenga O.; Orimoloye, Julius and Yekinni, Taofeeq (2018) Towards mapping Ecological Organic Agriculture (EOA) research into use in Nigeria. In: Rahmann, Gerold; Olowe, Victor Idowu; Olabiyi, Timothy Ipoola; Azim, Khalid and Olugbenga, AdeOluwa (Eds.) Ecological and Organic Agriculture Strategies for Viable Continental and National Development in the Context of the African Union's Agenda 2063. Scientific Track Proceedings of the 4th African Organic Conference. November 5-8, 2018. Saly Portudal, Senegal, pp. 193-198.

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Africa as the second largest continent after Asia is still struggling to feed her teaming population (1.1 billion; 15 percent of world’s total population). Organic agriculture has been identified globally as a potential strategy to solve food and related problems affecting Africans because it integrates sustainability, biodiversity and ecosystem services, while producing affordable, nutritious and safe food. Pillar 1 (Research, Training and Extension) of the Ecological Organic Agriculture (EOA) Initiative is poised to oversee the conduct of relevant demand driven, end user oriented and easily adoptable research projects on EOA that will transform the continent’s agricultural output. Consequently, an activity was carried out in 2016 to document recent researches relevant to EOA in various disciplines, identify the gaps in EOA researches across disciplines and recommend appropriate areas for further research activities to bridge the knowledge gaps in EOA researches. The activity covered 2013, 2014 and 2015 with emphasis on Nigeria. A total of 203 research articles were reviewed across eleven thematic areas/disciplines: Agronomy (Soil science, crop production and management), plant health (plant pathology, nematology, virology, bacteriology etc.), genetics and breeding, molecular genetics, physiology, food quality, extension, socio-economics, policy issues, organic livestock and organic aquaculture. The spread of research efforts revealed as follows: Agronomy (131=65%), Plant health (43= 21%), Food quality (4=1.9%), Extension (10=4%), Socio-economics (3=1.4%), Policy issues (3=1.4%), Organic livestock (5=2.4%) and Organic aquaculture (4=1.9%). No articles were found on genetics and breeding, molecular genetics and physiology. The implication of this spread is discussed in the paper.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:Ecological organic agriculture, research, use, thematic area
Subjects: Knowledge management > Research methodology and philosophy > Research communication and quality
Research affiliation: International Conferences > 2018: 4th African Organic Conference
Nigeria
ISBN:978-3-86576-190-3
Related Links:http://www.afronet.bio/
Deposited By: OLOWE, DR VICTOR
ID Code:33330
Deposited On:26 Sep 2019 06:36
Last Modified:26 Sep 2019 06:36
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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