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AMA, Agricultural Mechanization in Asia, Africa and Latin America

Submission Deadline
04 Oct 2023 (Vol - 54 , Issue- 10 )
Upcoming Publication
31 Oct 2023 (Vol - 54 , Issue 10 )

Aim and Scope :

AMA, Agricultural Mechanization in Asia, Africa and Latin America

AMA, Agricultural Mechanization in Asia, Africa and Latin America (ISSN: 00845841) is a peer-reviewed journal. The journal covers Agricultural and Biological Sciences and all sort of engineering topic. the journal's scopes are in the following fields but not limited to:

Agricultural and Biological Sciences
Electrical Engineering and Telecommunication
Electronic Engineering
Computer Science & Engineering
Civil and architectural engineering
Mechanical and Materials Engineering

Mulching improves strawberry fruit yield and quality by regulating soil temperature and anti-oxidant enzyme activities in humid tropical India

Paper ID- AMA-20-09-2023-12606

Little information exists on the effect of mulching and its mechanisms regulating environmental factors, as well as biochemical constituents to improve yield and quality of strawberry (Fragaria × ananassa, Duch.)in humid tropical India. The effects of different coloured plastic mulches (black, transparent, and red) and organic mulches (paddy straw, banana leaves and weeds) were tested on the yield and quality of strawberries. The mean fruit yield with black plastic mulching was 68% greater than the control. Total sugar, reducing sugar, and total soluble solids were 19, 16, and 17% higher in black polythene mulching, whereas, ascorbic acids and organic acids were significantly lower under plastic mulching than in control. Activities of catalase, phenoloxidase and perosxidase were lower under plastic mulching than in control. Black polythene adjusted environmental factors and physiological processes to boost productivity and quality of strawberry fruits.


Paper ID- AMA-19-09-2023-12604

In the academic year 2018–19, the study was carried out in the Bargarh district of the state of Odisha. 120 respondents in total were chosen for the investigation's purposes. The socioeconomic and psychological profiles of the respondents were analysed using descriptive statistics (mean, frequency distribution), and they were ranked as a result. In terms of socioeconomic profile, data collected on education showed that the majority (40%) of respondents had only completed high school, the majority (71.66%) were married, the majority (65.00%) had no membership in any organisations, and the majority (100.00%) of respondents received information about agri-related activities from friends, neighbours, relatives, and farmer friends. The majority (60.00%) had no membership in any organisations. According to the respondents' psychological profiles, the majority of respondents (mean score=1.93) preferred to increase their income through crop production, the majority of respondents (mean score=1.82) had psychology to choose agriculture farming as a career, and the majority of respondents (mean score=1.77) preferred agriculture labours. The socioeconomic profile of a person's education, scientific attitude, and preference for agricultural work among rural adolescents are all highly relevant factors. The youth's adoption of cutting-edge technology will be facilitated by need-based, problem-oriented, and location-specific technologies. Young people in rural areas need to be given the skills necessary to use cutting-edge technologies, which will increase their income and standard of living.

Production and potential of millets in achieving sustainable development goals (SDGs): a review

Paper ID- AMA-18-09-2023-12601

Recognizing the significance of millets in achieving the sustainable development goals (SDGs), the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) declared 2023 the “International Year of Millets”. India is the leading producer of millets or “Nutri-cereals” or “Shree Anna” and contributes around 40% of global millet production. However, state-wise significant variability is seen in the yield across the country. There can be many factors contributing to this variability which could be studied further. Qualities like short maturity time thus less affected by weather and can act as catch crops between main crops, pest resistance thus minimal input cost, ability to thrive under harsh and diverse agro-climatic conditions along with increasing awareness about health provide ample opportunity for popularization of these crops. The nutritive value of millets is far better than rice and wheat and thus provides a healthy option for persons with various health issues. With the rapidly changing agro-climate, these naturally stress-resistant plants (NSRPs) can also present an excellent gene pool for establishing other crops accordingly. Processing and preservation techniques to be further refined for round-the-year demand and supply of the millets. Overall, millets provide an excellent opportunity to reshape India’s nutritional and economic security of farmers.

Antioxidant profile of oviductal fluid from Tarai Buffaloes

Paper ID- AMA-14-09-2023-12594

A study was under taken to find out the antioxidant levels in oviductal secretion of buffaloes reared under tropical climatic conditions. Oviducts, along with ovaries, of apparently healthy buffaloes were obtained from slaughter house. The stage of estrous cycle was determined as either luteal or non-luteal based on the ovarian structures. The oviduct was dissected into isthmus and ampulla and fluid was collected from both the regions by compressing with glass slides. The extract was centrifuged at 3000 rpm for 30 min and the supernatant was centrifuged again at 6000 rpm for 30 min and the supernatant was collected. The samples were analyzed for total protein, super oxide dismutase (SOD), catalase and reduced glutathione. The total protein concentration in oviductal fluid was lower during the luteal phase compared to non-luteal phase of the oestrous cycle. Significantly (P<0.05) higher concentration of proteins was observed in ampullary fluid than the isthmic fluid irrespective of the phase of oestrous cycle. There was no significant difference in SOD concentrations between isthmic and ampullary oviductal fluids. The non-luteal isthmic fluid showed higher activity of catalase and reduced glutathine compared to other groups. It was inferred antioxidant concentrations in oviductal fluid showed significant variations with both the stage of oestrous cycle and the region of oviduct.

Identification of high-performance Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) landraces for heat tolerance using multi-trait genotype-ideotype distance index (MGIDI)

Paper ID- AMA-14-09-2023-12589

Heat is one of the most detrimental stress affecting chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) yields during the reproductive stages. Multi-trait genotype-ideotype distance index (MGIDI) conducted to assess the performance of chickpea genotypes under heat stress conditions indicated strong correlations between MGIDI values, highlighting the impact of environmental conditions on chickpea performance. Advanced multivariate techniques were utilised, including Principal Component Analysis (PCA) and Factor Analysis (FA), to streamline trait selection and genotype identification. FA effectively reduced the dimensionality of the measured traits, simplifying interpretation and decision-making for breeders. The MGIDI emerged as a superior index compared to Heat Susceptibility Indexes (HSI) for selecting genotypes with desirable genetic gain for traits. MGIDI's ability to account for multicollinearity addressed a common issue in breeding experiments with correlated data. Genotype rankings based on the Multivariate Stability Trait Index (MSTI) using MGIDI identified stable genotypes, especially under heat stress conditions. Specific genotypes, including IG5999, IG5875, IG5851, IG 5868, IG5993, and ILC5588, exhibited notable stability and desirable traits. These genotypes hold potential as parents for future crossbreeding programs, aiming to create ideotypes that combine diverse favourable traits.