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AMA, Agricultural Mechanization in Asia, Africa and Latin America

AMA, Agricultural Mechanization in Asia, Africa and Latin America (AMA) (issn: 00845841) is a peer reviewed journal first published online after indexing scopus in 1982. AMA is published by Farm Machinery Industrial Research Corp and Shin-Norinsha Co. AMA publishes every subjects of general engineering and agricultural engineering. Azerbaijan Medical Journal Gongcheng Kexue Yu Jishu/Advanced Engineering Science Zhonghua er bi yan hou tou jing wai ke za zhi = Chinese journal of otorhinolaryngology head and neck surgery Interventional Pulmonology Zhenkong Kexue yu Jishu Xuebao/Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology Wuhan Ligong Daxue Xuebao (Jiaotong Kexue Yu Gongcheng Ban)/Journal of Wuhan University of Technology (Transportation Science and Engineering) Zhonghua yi shi za zhi (Beijing, China : 1980)

Submission Deadline
29 Mar 2023 (Vol - 54 , Issue- 04 )
Upcoming Publication
31 Mar 2023 (Vol - 54 , Issue 03 )

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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


Paper ID- AMA-12-03-2023-12115

Tea has anecdotally been associated with stress relief, but this has seldom been tested scientifically. To investigate the effects of 6 weeks of black tea consumption, compared with matched placebo, on subjective, cardiovascular, cortisol and platelet responses to acute stress, in a parallel group double-blind randomised design. Seventy-five healthy nonsmoking men were withdrawn from tea, coffee and caffeinated beverages for a 4-week wash-out phase during which they drank four cups per day of a caffeinated placebo. A pretreatment laboratory test session was carried out, followed by either placebo (n = 38) or active tea treatment (n = 37) for 6 weeks, then, a final test session. Cardiovascular measures were obtained before, during and after two challenging behavioural tasks, while cortisol, platelet and subjective measures were assessed before and after tasks. The tasks induced substantial increases in blood pressure, heart rate and subjective stress ratings, but responses did not differ between tea and placebo treatments. Platelet activation (assessed using flow cytometry) was lower following tea than placebo treatment in both baseline and post-stress samples (P < 0.005). The active tea group also showed lower post-task cortisol levels compared with placebo (P = 0.032), and a relative increase in subjective relaxation during the post-task recovery period (P = 0.036). Compared with placebo, 6 weeks of tea consumption leads to lower post-stress cortisol and greater subjective relaxation, together with reduced platelet activation. Black tea may have health benefits in part by aiding stress recovery.

Radial and Axial variation in specific gravity of Pterygota alata at different girth classes

Paper ID- AMA-26-02-2023-12063

The study was conducted at Forest College and Research Institute, Mettupalayam, during 2019 to 2022, to determine the specific gravity of Pterygota alata at different girth classes. The samples were collected from seed origin of Pterygota alata which were farm grown in Pollachi, India with a specification of four different girth classes (30-45, 45-90, 120-150,150-180cm) and three radial and axial positions. From each sample tree, three stem discs with a 2 cm thickness were cut in both the axial (25, 50 and 75 % height of the tree) and radial (pith, middle and periphery) position then the samples were converted to the 2×2×2 cm3 cubes. The highest specific gravity at radial position was observed in 150-180 cm girth class with a value of 0.67, 0.58 and 0.44 g/cm3 in green, air dry and oven dried wood samples and the lowest specific gravity was recorded in 30-45 cm as 0.629, 0.629 and 0.432 g/cm3 respectively. Whereas in axial position the highest specific gravity was observed in 150-180 cm girth class with a value of 0.69, 0.59 and 0.44 in green, air dry and oven dried wood samples and the lowest specific gravity was recorded in 30-45 cm as 0.62, 0.50 and 0.44 respectively. The study suggested that the Pterygota alata specific gravity is more of less similar to the low-density hardwood species and it will be the alternate prominent species for ply wood, packing cases, match splints and pencil industries.

An accelerated testing model for the Analysis of Progressive Hybrid Censored Simulated Competing Factors Agricultural Data based on constant stress

Paper ID- AMA-23-02-2023-12049

Risk has always existed in agriculture. Every day, farmers take risks and make decisions that have an influence on their farming operations. The weather can change, there can be a crop failure, crop production price levels can drop, contracted workforce might not be available when it's most needed, machinery and tools can fail when it's most crucial and national policy can change in an instant. These are just a few of the numerous factors that can affect farmer decisions. Each of these risks has an effect on how profitable their farm is. To ensure that the finished product meets industry and consumer standards, precise dependability indicators must be established early in the development cycle. One such metric is the product's long-term failure rate, which is sometimes expressed as mean time before failure (MTBF). The MBTF for extremely reliable industrial systems is far greater than the period used to demonstrate this metric in a lab setting under real-world field usage conditions. Increasing the test failure rate is generally desirable and practical, but it can be somewhat useful on occasion. ALT involves stress testing a product under conditions that are more demanding than typical field usage conditions in order to accelerate the failure-discovery process. In this research, we have explored a new step stress competitive life model using a type-I progressive hybrid censoring technique. The Rayleigh distribution is assumed to be followed by the items' failure lifespan. The acceleration factor and distributional parameters are determined via the maximum likelihood estimation technique. The interval estimates are also obtained for the same circumstance. The validity of the model has been examined using simulated data.

Determination of Relationships between Plant Physical Characteristics for Yield Prediction Accuracy in Sugar Beet

Paper ID- AMA-21-02-2023-12039

In agricultural production, accurate crop yield and quality estimation in the early period are important factors in post-harvest planning. Although an acceptable accurate yield estimation is still made using terrestrial measurement methods, these methods are costly and time-consuming. The main difficulty in estimating yield and quality in products such as sugar beet is that the underground production section and its development cannot be physically monitored. The development status of the plant is generally monitored through the leaves. If a concrete relationship is deciphered between the plant indices and the growth stages of the plant, yield, and quality parameters can be monitored during the development period. To determine the physical relationships, the data of the four major production regions where 18% of Turkey's sugar production is realized were used for 2010-2020. In conclusion, the beet leaf reaches its maximum in the second half of July. In this period, the leaf-root relationship is medium-high, and leaf-sugar and leaf-yield relations are moderate. During the development of beet, root-sugar, and root-yield relationships are also at a medium-high level. When the rate of change is used together with the root/leaf ratio determined by months, it shows that accurate yield estimates can be made with these data.

Impact And Significance of CRM in Rural Banking – A Comprehensive Study

Paper ID- AMA-20-02-2023-12035

Customer relationship management (CRM) is a key strategy for rural banks to improve their customer service and increase customer satisfaction. In rural areas, where access to financial services is limited, rural banks play a crucial role in providing financial services to the rural population. CRM systems can help rural banks better understand their customers and provide tailored services, thereby increasing customer loyalty. The main goal of this paper is to review the role of CRM in rural banking and to discuss the recent trends and developments. CRM is a strategy and process that aims to understand, predict and manage the needs of customers in order to improve their satisfaction and loyalty. Rural banking, on the other hand, refers to the delivery of financial services to rural areas and is an important aspect of rural development. This study focuses on the challenges rural banks face in managing their customer relationships, the benefits of CRM for rural banks, and the recent trends and advancements in rural banking. The literature review section presents a comprehensive overview of the existing research on CRM in the banking sector. Regional rural and Co-operative banks are exclusively located in rural areas and are controlled by a small number of employees; they also provide good services within their capacity, but their CRM implementation is less effective than that of other banks. In order to retain and acquire the banking customer, the top management must collaborate with their staff to improve their services by providing information in local/regional languages and addressing complaints in a timely manner. In addition, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is considering a new way to provide customers with the option of portability of their bank account from one bank to another for better services. It is time for upper management to introduce new technological initiatives in order to serve customers more effectively and efficiently.