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 Kongzhi yu Juece/Control and Decision 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) Tobacco Science and Technology
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:
Several factors are responsible for reducing the crop productivity in worldwide. Among those factors, weed infestation is the major biotic constraint. Weed free condition during the critical period of crop weed competition is absolutely important for getting maximum yield. Weeds can be effectively managed by cultural, physical, chemical and biological methods. Among all those methods, hand weeding is an effective method of weed management. At the same time, increased labour wages and unavailability of agricultural labour during peak period of farm operations create pressure on researchers to find alternative method. Agricultural productivity is drastically decreasing in recent days mainly by delaying of timely operations due to labour unavailability. In this above context, chemical method is most effective and economical way of weed management. However, in recent days, excessive and inappropriate uses of chemical herbicides have gradually resulted in the wide problems of food and environmental contaminations. To manage the labour shortage, fasten the timely agricultural operation and precise application of agrochemicals is the new research area in agriculture. Over the past few years, several autonomous robotic technologies available for precise farming, manage the labour shortage, enhance the productivity and maintain the ecological balance. From the above review, it could be concluded that, introduction of artificial intelligence enabled agricultural robots is the potential and promising technique for mange the labour shortage, precise application of agrochemicals, speeding up the farm operations and increase the agricultural productivity. Undoubtly, this promising new generation technology will rule the modern agriculture in future.
Sustainable agriculture is one of the goals of Indonesia's sustainable development. Improving fertilizer management in Indonesia to achieve national food security is one of the challenges in the agricultural sector. With Indonesia's population growing at an approximately equal rate to the availability of natural resources, fertilizer management from sustainable agriculture is an important alternative to consider. Technological advancements and policies that benefit farmers and food production improve fertilizer management. These ensure the efficient and effective allocation, distribution, application of fertilizers, and the long-term viability of any improvements by reducing reliance on external systems. Overall, fertilizer management in sustainable agriculture is one of the best options for meeting national food security goals.
For analyzing the export performance of the seed spices in India, the current study was conducted from 1998-99 to 2017-18. The entire period was divided into two sub-periods viz. Period I (1998-99 to 2007-08), Period II (2008-09 to 2017-18). Four major seed spices mainly coriander, cumin, fennel, and fenugreek were considered for the analysis. For this, analytical tool Markov Chain Analysis was used. The development of transitional probability matrix is central process in this analysis. The Markov Chain Analysis displayed that Malaysia was a loyal importer in most of the seed spices except fenugreek. Whereas, Other countries though import in fewer quantities, there was high stability. Attempts should be made to reach the potential production capacity of the seed spices for enhancing trade. Countries like Malaysia, UK, UAE, and the USA need to be given prominence whereas efforts are also desirable to recognize key markets.
The nanoparticles (NPs) refer to the matter at the nanoscale (1-100 nm). Despite their size, they are proving their efficiency in numerous domains. The agriculture sectors have also explored and are being benefitted by its novel applications. Previously, the NPs were synthesized through physical and chemical methods. However, those methods came with expensive and environmentally hazardous results. This diverted the research community towards the green route of NPs synthesis using the biological existents. The plants, due to their abundance, are considered to be an ideal candidate for the large-scale synthesis of NPs. The more the biological value, the more is the quality and stability of NPs. Considering this context, this review gives details on the medicinal plant-mediated green synthesis of NPs. This also discusses various applications and recent advances of NPs application in agriculture sectors.
The formulation of a strategy is to improve livelihood prospects of beneficiaries from an assessment of the potential and performance of the state's primary lac producing districts. This study is based on secondary data on lac production during Plan XI (2007- 08 to 2011-12) and Plan XII (2012-13 to 2016-17). Secondary lac production data was evaluated crop by crop and district by district, and the trend was examined. Few econometric measures, such as mean production, growth rate, and percent changes in mean value over the XII plan and XI plan period, were analyzed. West Bengal's contribution to national production declined from 6.97 % during the XI plan period to 3.56 % during the XII plan. During the XII plan, there is a 3.41 % decline in the share. During the XI plan, the state had a positive growth rate of 10.06 %, which dropped to 1.06 % during the XII plan. Bankura district had the highest % change in mean value from XI to XII plan, at 38.97 %, followed by Other minor lac producing districts combined (27.91 %), and Purulia district (26.35 %). However, the mean value decreases only in the Midnapur district (-63.33%) from XI to XII plan. The state as a whole recorded 41.82 % decrease in mean value over the XI plan. The decrease per cent is due to a decrease in the mean value of rangeeni and kusmi summer crop. There is a substantial decrease in rangeeni lac production in the Midnapur district. However, there is a substantial increase in the mean value of kusmi crop in Purulia and other districts together. In respect of instability in production during the XII plan, all direct recorded lower instability than states figure of 76.60 %.