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African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development
Rural Outreach Program
ISSN: 1684-5358 EISSN: 1684-5374
Vol. 10, Num. 1, 2010

African Journal of Food Agriculture Nutrition and Development, Vol. 10, No. 1, Feb, 2010


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: Website:

Code Number: nd10001

Issue 31 of AJFAND is ready. We at the Secretariat have great expectations and anticipation for year 2010. During the last Foreword (issue 30), I appealed for support to host student interns. The response has been encouraging and has come in form of students applying for attachment, and a number of potential donors seeking details on how we can work together to achieve this goal. If this model works, it will fit squarely in AJFAND’s initial objective to operate as a capacity building undertaking to improve manuscript preparation, and analytical,  reviewing and editing capabilities. The deliverables would be clearly visible. I continue to appeal for support in this area. Contact us, please, for discussions on how we can move forward together. Another request is for readers of AJFAND to send in comments which we can carry on the “comments” page of the journal. These constitute spontaneous, quick-to-read comments which we take fairly seriously. Issue 31 has a Guest Editor, Prof. Henry Laswai, a seasoned scholar of Sokoine University, Tanzania. We wish to foster a sense of ownership by inviting participation in various aspects of the journal. New ideas are welcome on how to increase not only the readership, but also contributions to the journal.

We wish you interesting reading.

In this issue, we have the following articles:

Editorial: Henry Laswai
Food Crisis in Africa

  • Role of animal meats in cardiovascular diseases with reference to sub-Saharan Africa: A review. 
    Lokuruka Michael
  • Effects of tenure and land use factors on food security among rural households in the dry savannas of Nigeria. 
    Bamire Adebayo
  • Proximate composition, amino acid profile and phytochemical screening of lophira lanceolata seeds.
    Lohlum Ann et al.
  • Growth performance and iron status of rural Beninese school-age children in post- and pre-harvest season.
    Mitchikpe Evariste et al.
  • Determinants of micro irrigation adoption for maize production in smallholder irrigation schemes: Case of Hama Mavhaire irrigation scheme, Zimbabwe.
    Musara Joseph et al.
  • Physico-chemical characteristics of Shea butter (Vitellaria paradoxa C.F. Gaertn.) oil from the Shea districts of Uganda.
    Okullo John et al.

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