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African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development
Rural Outreach Program
ISSN: 1684-5358 EISSN: 1684-5374
Vol. 9, Num. 5, 2009

African Journal of Food Agriculture, Nutrition and Development, Vol. 9, No. 5, May, 2009, pp.


Prof. Ruth Oniang'o

Founder, Rural Outreach Program (ROP) , AND Editor-in-Chief, African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development (AJFAND), Formerly: African Journal of Food and Nutritional Sciences (AJFNS) , KARI-NARL Complex, Westlands, Off Waiyaki Way, P.O. Box 29086-00625 Nairobi, KENYA, Tel: +254-20-2351785 Fax: +254-20-4444030 Email:

Code Number: nd09049

Issue 26 of AJFAND is here. In it, you will find a commentary by Dr. Professor Macharia Waruingi, a US-based Kenyan writing on mHealth, as a way of getting healthcare to all, especially to the resource-poor in remote areas of Africa. We have a variety of articles that you will find interesting.

We continue to carry the call from Professor Gordon Robertson for chapter contribution to an online book on food safety, and the announcement of the IUNS congress in Bangkok, 5 th -9th October 2009. I wish to inform also through this Foreword of AJFAND issue 26 that Kenya won the bid to host the 2010 ANEC (African Nutritional Epidemiological Conference) from October 4th - 8th in Nairobi. Please mark this in your calendar and watch out for more information. We wish to welcome you to Nairobi then for what promises to be a truly exciting event.

"Eating healthy" will bring you some facts about diabetes, a disease that is closely linked to diet both in terms of causality and management. We would like to extend great thanks to all our reviewers and welcome the new ones; and to those who have come forward to discuss collaboration with a view to assisting AJFAND financially, we appreciate your thoughtfulness.

In this issue, we have the following articles:

Editorial: Ruth Oniang'o
Climate Change and Africa's Food Security: investing in science and scientific research is key

  • Comparison of biochemical and physiological properties of Nigerian tomato fruits ripened under different conditions.
    Abdul-Hammed Misbaudeen et al.

  • Potential impact on biodiversity in Kwale's forest reserve by power plant establishments. 
    Lameed Akeem

  • Effect of ageing under tropical conditions on the eating qualities of beef. 
    Teye Gabriel and I Okutu

  • Household level determinants of food insecurity in rural areas of Dire Dawa, eastern Ethiopia. 
    Bogale Ayalneh and A Shimelis

  • Consumption of, and beliefs about fonio (digitaria exilis) in urban area in Mali. 
     Fogny-Fanou et al.

  • Locally processed roasted-maize-based weaning foods fortified with legumes: Factors affecting availability and competitiveness in Accra, Ghana. 
    Nagai Tomokazu et al.

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