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Research paper
Does Urban Agriculture Help to Win the Battle Against Food Insecurity? Evidence from City Administrations of Gurage Zone, Southern Ethiopia

Henok Tesfaye Yesuf; Tatek Tamiru Geletu; Mossa Mitikue Asmeni

Volume 12, Issue 2 , April 2025, Pages 145-158


  With the rise in capital wealth and human populations, cities need more food input. This study assessed the impact of urban agriculture on improving food security in four town administrations of Gurage Zone. Qualitative and quantitative data were collected from primary and secondary sources. The primary ...  Read More

Research paper
Germination Capacity of Artemisia umbelliformis Lam. Wild Populations and Agro-techniques to Enhance Seedling Production

Matteo Caser; Eric Mozzanini; Andrea Mainetti; Íris Marisa Maxaieie Victorino; Erica Lumini; Sonia Demasi; Valeria Bianciotto; Laura Poggio; Valentina Scariot

Volume 12, Issue 2 , April 2025, Pages 159-170


  Artemisia umbelliformis Lam. is an alpine herbaceous species that grows in the wild and is mainly used for producing génépi liqueur. It has applications as an ingredient in several food products. Its propagation and cultivation have become the only way to ensure a sustainable supply, thus ...  Read More

Research paper
Optimization of Apple (Malus domestica Borkh.) Shelf-life by Calcium Chloride and Aloe vera Gel Using Response Surface Methodology (RSM)

Marzieh Babashpour-Asl

Volume 12, Issue 2 , April 2025, Pages 171-180


  Using organic and inorganic substances is a healthy and affordable way to enhance fruit quality during storage. Apple is a popular fruit with high nutritional value and mainly experiences prolonged storage periods. The present study was conducted to optimize the shelf-life of apple fruits (Malus domestica ...  Read More

Research paper
Seed Priming with Vegetal Protein Hydrolysate Enhances Germination and Early Seedling Growth in Cucumis sativus L.

Mohammad Saadatian; Kanara Saleem; Haval Abdullah

Volume 12, Issue 2 , April 2025, Pages 181-188


  Cucumber is widely cultivated worldwide, occupying significant agricultural acreage. The present research aims to evaluate the seed priming potential of Vegetal Protein Hydrolysate (VPH) to improve early seedling growth and seed germination of cucumber. We assessed two concentrations of VPH (2 and 4 ...  Read More

Research paper
Effects of Chitosan Coating on the Biochemical Properties of Sweet Pepper (Capsicum annuum L.) in Cold Storage

Razieh Emadifar; Gholam-Reza Sharifi; Abdol-Majid Mirzaalian-Dastjerdi

Volume 12, Issue 2 , April 2025, Pages 199-210


  Bell pepper exports usually face limitations in storage, marketing, and delivery timing, which may result from rapid fruit ripening after harvest and microbial contamination. These adverse effects can highly reduce the qualitative properties of the fruit and exacerbate fruit spoilage. However, unique ...  Read More

Research paper
Physical and Biochemical Evaluation of Blueberries during Longterm Frozen Storage at -20 °C: Implications for Shelf-life and Quality Preservation

SAHAR DAHBI; Hafida Hanine; Ossama Kodad; Mohammed Raouane; Souad Amghar

Volume 12, Issue 2 , April 2025, Pages 211-220


  Blueberry (Vaccinium spp.) is well-known for its high antioxidant capacity and exceptional richness of vitamins, fiber, and polyphenols. Due to its bioactive compounds, flavonoids, tannins, and phenolic acids, blueberry possesses various health benefits, such as anti-diabetic, anticardiovascular, and ...  Read More

Research paper
Effects of Paclobutrazol on the Growth of Marang (Artocarpus odoratissimus) Seedlings

Vences Cuyno Valleser; Jean Valleser

Volume 12, Issue 2 , April 2025, Pages 221-232


  Shorter trees are ideal in tree orchards and allow easy harvesting, thus increasing fruit yields per unit area. In the Philippines, marang has been considered a potential crop to help food security. However, the crop can grow very tall and make fruit harvesting tedious. This study was conducted to determine ...  Read More

Research paper
Effect of High Temperature on Growth and Yield of Lettuce

Yusuf Opeyemi Oyebamiji; Noraziyah Abd Aziz Shamsudin; Asmuni Mohd Ikmal; Mohd Rafii Yusop; Fadila Ahmad Malike

Volume 12, Issue 2 , April 2025, Pages 233-244


  It is predicted that the average world temperature will rise by 1.5 ºC in the next few decades, which may adversely affect vegetable productivity and global food security. The present study aimed to identify lettuce genotype(s) that are tolerant of heat stress so that they may be good candidates ...  Read More

Research paper
Combinations of Iron and Manganese Have Variable Effects on the Quantitative and Qualitative Traits of Tuberose (Polianthes tuberosa L.)

Mohammad Ali Khalaj; Somayeh Esmaeili; Pegah Sayyad-Amin

Volume 12, Issue 2 , April 2025, Pages 245-262


  Understanding interactions and a balance between iron (Fe) and manganese (Mn) as fertilizers is crucial for optimizing tuberose growth. Here, a field experiment considered the effects of various Fe and Mn concentrations on quantitative features, qualitative traits, microelement absorption, and microelement ...  Read More