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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

The Mechanisation of Crop Cultivation leading to Food Security in China

Paper ID- AMA-02-12-2022-11853

In recent years, global food security has worsened due to serial vital issues such as global warming, global food supply chain disruption by the pandemic, military conflicts hampered global food access from major food supplier such as Russian and Ukraine. This paper is to study if development of mechanisation can promote crop cultivation so as to ensure food security. This paper uses panel data from twenty-seven (27) provinces (townships, cities, and districts) in China from 1978 to 2018 and engages a linear mixed model to study the impact of agricultural mechanisation in China on cultivated land with staple crops. The research results obtained are as follows: First, the mechanisation rate for crops has a significant positive impact on the proportion of cultivated areas with staple crops; second, the growth in the mechanisation rate has a substantial effect on the proportion of corn grown areas; third, the mechanisation rate has a significant effect on the proportion of regions cultivated for staple crops show more substantial impact in terrains (the eastern and central areas of the country), and the flatter the terrain, the more significant the impact.

Evaluation of Antioxidant Activity of Mulberry Fruits

Paper ID- AMA-02-12-2022-11852

Mulberry is a multipurpose fruit and it’s gaining importance as its in house of health promoting bio compounds viz., anthocyanins, phloridzin, quercetin, chlorogenic acid, resveratrol and rutin. The pharmaceutical and nutraceutical properties of mulberry fruits led to the investigations on the antioxidant activity of mulberry fruits to find promising natural anti oxidants. Though, the mulberry fruit is rich in variety of functional components, it is not sufficiently investigated. However, limited studies are reported on the antioxidant activity. Hence, the present investigation was made on antioxidant activity of mulberry fruits viz., DPPH radical scavenging activity, ABTS Radical scavenging activity and FRAP Radical scavenging activity. Different concentrations viz., 10, 20, 40, 60, 80 and 100µg/ml of fruits extracts of MR2 and G4 variety were used for the study. The results indicated that mulberry fruit extract possess higher antioxidant activity than standard which could be exploited for commercial natural antioxidants in food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries.

Fortification of cooking oil with carotene extracted and encapsulated from papaya

Paper ID- AMA-02-12-2022-11851

Multiple micronutrient deficiencies are rampant in India, and continue to be significant public health problems, which adversely impact the health and productivity of all the population groups. More than 57% of children suffer from vitamin A deficiency, which may be symptomatic or present at the sub-clinical level. As per Household Consumer Expenditure (HCE) Survey in India, NSSO report 2011, consumption of oil is reasonably high, about 20-30g / person / day and is consumed by all population groups. Since vitamin A and D are fat-soluble vitamins, fortification of edible oils and fats with vitamin A and D is a good strategy to address micronutrient malnutrition and fortified oil is known to provide 25%-30% of the recommended dietary allowances for vitamins A&D. Papaya is a common man’s fruit reasonably priced and has a high nutritional value. Papaya has more carotene, a precursor of vitamin A compared to other fruits. Hence the present study focuses on extraction of carotene, encapsulation of papaya from carotene and fortification in edible oils to address the micro nutrient malnutrition. The study indicated that the most efficient method of extraction of β carotene from papaya is by Cold extraction method using food grade hexane as the solvent.


Paper ID- AMA-01-12-2022-11850

Starvation is complete lack of nutrients it occurs when food is unavailable. Consumption of inadequate diet with less amounts of macro and micro nutrients causes mal nutrition which leads to lowered resistance power and poor cognitive and physical activity among the geriatrics. Health mix supplementation is hopefully expected to enhance nutritional status and support to lead a healthy life of older population. This study aimed to develop highly nutritious health mix using sprouted millets and cereals. Formulating nutrient dense health mix in the form of ready mix powder using the ingredients of ragi, pearl millet, wheat, roasted bengal gram, jaggery and rice for the preparation. The developed sample was standardised by preparing fifteen variations compare with commercially available health mix. All the variables were analysed for sensory attributes. The most accepted variation by the panel members was further subjected to nutrient analysis. Millets based products were highlights the medicinal and nutritional qualities of the developed food substances. The developed health mix contains high amount of energy, protein, calcium and iron which is suitable to geriatrics as recommended dietary need. Hence the developed health mix will ascertain adequate antioxidants and boost up immune properties.

Univariate Time series Methods for Forecasting Cotton Prices: A Comparative Analysis

Paper ID- AMA-01-12-2022-11849

Cotton is a commodity, which is perhaps the most volatile among all the agricultural commodities traded. Due to high volatility in cotton prices, it is very difficult to predict the future market trend. Fluctuations in market arrivals largely contribute to price instability. Such an analysis is also useful for farmers in order to decide the suitable time to disposing off their produce to their best advantage. In view of this the present study was undertaken by collecting monthly prices of Cotton in major Cotton markets of Gujarat for a period of 18 years (2003 to 2022). The various forms of ARIMA (Box-Jenkins model), Artificial Neural Network (ANN) and Exponential Smoothing models were employed to predict the future prices of cotton in Amerali market of Gujarat. Among all the models tried, the Box-Jenkins ARIMA model was found best fit as compared to the other models. Thus, it was the most representative model for the price forecast of cotton in Amreli market of Gujarat. The developed model can be used as a policy instrument for the producers and sellers. And also, market Intelligence of Agri commodities was considered highly useful knowledge inputs for small and marginal farmers of India and strong need for exclusive Agri market intelligence through media channels was suggested.