African Journal of Organic Agriculture and Ecology
African Journal of Organic Agriculture and Ecology – A journal of Organic Agriculture and Ecology is published biannually to create an effective medium for dissemination of information on organic agriculture research findings in all areas of agriculture, food sciences and Ecology.
Contributions may be on Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Extension, Agroforestry, Animal science, Crop/Environmental protection, Crop science, Environmental Sciences, Fishery/Aquaculture, Pharmacy, Soil science, Veterinary Medicine, Wildlife Management.
Influence of Poultry and Green Manures on the Productivity of Popcorn (Zea mays var. everta L.) in the Northern Guinea Savanna of Nigeria –
Luka, G.L. Odion, E.C. and Maiyaki, M.M.
Analyse de la performance économique de production de Chou (Brassicaoleracea) biologique dans les communes de Cotonou et de SèmèKpodji au Sud-Bénin – Justina A. Houeto and Simplice D. Vodouhe
Training Needs Assessment of Practitioners of Ecological Organic Agriculture in Southwestern Nigeria – Yekinni, O. T. and Ladigbolu, T. A.
Assessment of Traditional Agricultural Practices in Nigeria for Possible Conversion to Organic Agriculture Production System – Olanrewaju, P. O., Meludu, N. T., Yekinni, O. T. and AdeOluwa, O. O
Evaluation of Sustainable Agro-forestry Practices for Climate Change Adaptation and Promotion of Organic Agriculture among Farmers in Imo State, Nigeria – Anyoha, N.O., Chikaire, J.U. and Atoma, C. N.
Gender Dimension to Organic Agriculture Involvement in Southwest Nigeria – Yekinni, O. T., Bamidele, T. O. and Ladigbolu, T. A.
Analyse du Consentement des Consommateurs à Payer les légumes Biologiques au Sud du Bénin – Vodouhê, G.T. , Vodouhê, S.D. and Tossou, R.C.
Training Needs of Media Practitioners on Dissemination of Ecological Organic Agriculture (EOA) Information in Nigeria – Meludu, Nkiru T. , Okanlawon, O.M., and AdeOluwa, O. O
Analysis of Use of Organic Farming Practices Among Rural Fish Farmers in South-South Nigeria – Atoma, C. N., Adesope O. M., Anyoha, N. O., and Chikaire, J. U
Preparation of manuscripts
- Articles should be written in English with moderate technical terminologies to facilitate wide readership.
- All manuscripts should be typed, Times New Roman (12), 1.5 spacing on A4 size (210 x 297mm) paper.
- The length of the manuscript should in general not exceed 12 pages (tables, figures and other illustrations inclusive).
- Leave ample margins, 2.54 cm to the left and 2.54 cm to the top and bottom of the page.
- The cover sheet should contain (a) Title of the article (b) Author (s) name, followed by a line at the tail end giving name and address to which all correspondence should be addressed.
- The manuscript should be organized as follows: TITLE, ABSTRACT (250 words max), INTRODUCTION, MATERIALS AND METHODS or METHODOLOGY), RESULTS, DISCUSSION (or RESULTS AND DISCUSSION), CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATION, ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS (where necessary) and REFERENCES.
- The main heading should be centered and capitalized; the secondary and tertiary headings should be typed in lower case letters to the left of the page.
- Use only international system of Unit (SI) and ensure that units are quantitative measurements, e.g. 3kg; when they are preceded by a capitalized noun, e.g. Table 8.
- Tables and figures should be numbered in Arabic numerals, cited in the text, sources indicated if not original (i.e. not made by the author), and on separate sheet(s).
- Each table and figure should have an explanatory legend, which should be typed at the bottom of the page.
- Reference citation in the text should follow the name, years system; all references cited must be listed in alphabetical order of the sole/senior/first author’s names; each reference should be systematic as for journal; surname of the author(s) initials; year of publication (in parenthesis), title of paper, name of Journal (italicized), volume number, number of issue (if applicable) in Arabic numerals on the first and the last pages of the references, e.g. Ladele A.A. (1991) …………………………………………..“A Descriptive Analysis of Agriculture Cooperative Model in Rural Development”. Journal of Rural Development and Administration. 23 (3):1-8.
For two authors” Joseph, K. and Aworh, O. C. (1991) “Composition, Sensory Quality and Respiration during Ripening and Storage of Edible Wild Mango (Invingia gabonensis)”. International Journal of Food Science and Technology. 26:337-342.
For the citation of books, the author’s name comes first followed by year of publication in bracket, title of book (underlined), edition and volume number (if any) page or pages, city of publication and publishers e.g.
Fredick, G. B. (1970). Principles of Educational and Psychological Testing. 468 pp. Illinois: The Dryden Press Inc.
For a chapter in a book, e.g. Pickering, D. C. (1978) “An overview of agricultural extension and its linkages with agricultural research”. The World Bank experience. In: Agricultural Extension Worldwide: Issues, Practices and Emerging Priorities (eds.) Rivera, W. M. and Schram, W. G.) 320 pp. New York: Crom Helm.
Careful editing and scrutiny are required before sending manuscript to the editor as no room for alteration may exist once an article is accepted for publication based on reviewers’ comments.
Contributors are to send their manuscripts, not previously published or being considered for publication elsewhere to:
African Journal of Organic Agriculture and Ecology