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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. Lizi Jiaohuan Yu Xifu/Ion Exchange and Adsorption Fa yi xue za zhi Dianzi Yu Xinxi Xuebao/Journal of Electronics and Information Technology Research Journal of Chemistry and Environment

Submission Deadline
26 Jun 2024 (Vol - 55 , Issue- 06 )
Upcoming Publication
30 Jun 2024 (Vol - 55 , Issue 06 )

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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
Transportation Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Industrial and Commercial Design
Information Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Food Engineering

Exodus of Labour from Rural Agriculture and its Impact on the Rural Land: Analyses of Panel Data from Sichuan Province

Paper ID- AMA-17-10-2023-12665

The transition of labour from rural to urban regions is an effective indicator of rural land transfer in China. This paper employs a sample of panel data of fixed observation points in rural areas of Sichuan Province from 2003 to 2014 and uses a multiple linear regression model to analyse the impact of non-agricultural employment on rural land transfer. The findings here indicate that the total supply of the rural labour force in the Sichuan province of China decreased yearly. On the other hand, the rural labour force engaged in Rural Non-Agricultural (RNA) activities was rising. Then, most of those working in the RNA sector are young (below 25 years of age) and middle-aged (between 35 and 55 years of age), which made the rural labour force engaged in agricultural activities decrease over the years and gradually turn “senior citizens”. At the same time, the rural land in Sichuan province is incredibly fragmented and decentralised; 79.8% of the land area is less than one mu (one mu = 667 m2). The empirical analyses indicate that proportionately, fewer of those engaged in RNA sector activities transfer less rural land than those involved in the agricultural sector activities. This research can promote the transfer of the rural labour force and optimise the allocation of land resources, which is the inevitable requirement of agricultural and rural modernisation in the new era and has vital theoretical and policy significance.

Incorporation of buffalo epididymal proteins in semen extender improves sperm freezability and post-thaw semen quality in crossbred bulls

Paper ID- AMA-15-10-2023-12662

Poor freezability and post-thaw sperm quality is one of the major problems in crossbred cattle limiting the success of artificial insemination and genetic improvement under field conditions. In an attempt to improve the freezability and post-thaw semen quality, the current study was undertaken to assess the effects of buffalo epididymal proteins on crossbred bull spermatozoa during cryopreservation. A preliminary study was conducted to select a suitable dose of epididymal proteins. The epididymal proteins (whole epididymal, caput, corpus and cauda epididymal proteins) were incorporated in the semen extender at 1mg/mL of the extended semen (concentration selected based on the results of preliminary study). In the control group no proteins were incorporated. A total of 36 ejaculates from six number of crossbred bulls were utilised in the study and before (pre-freeze stage) and after (after thawing) cryopreservation sperm quality was assessed. Significantly higher pre-freeze and post-thaw sperm motility, viability and acrosomal integrity was observed in whole epididymal protein added group in comparison to other epididymal protein added groups and control group. The sperm penetration distance and membrane integrity were greater in both cauda epididymal protein and whole epididymal proteins added group in comparison to rest of epididymal protein added groups and control. In pre-freeze and post-thaw stage, among the whole and cauda epididymal proteins added group revealed a significantly lower level of MDA production as compared to caput and corpus epididymal proteins added groups and control group. Collectively, the findings of the current study indicate that the buffalo epididymal proteins offer protection to cattle spermatozoa during equilibration and during ultralow temperature cryopreservation.

Comparison of Innovation Ability, Patents, Agricultural Machinery Enterprises in Jiangsu Province of China

Paper ID- AMA-15-10-2023-12661

Jiangsu is a large agricultural province and grain-producing province in China. Agricultural machinery enterprises in Jiangsu are the main body of scientific and technological innovation of agricultural mechanization in the province. There is a close intrinsic connection between technological innovation and patent. This paper takes patents as a perspective to conduct a comparative study on the innovation ability of agricultural machinery enterprises in Jiangsu. The study shows that the patents of Jiangsu agricultural machinery enterprises are mainly utility model, of which the proportion of utility model patents is 79.93%. The vast majority of enterprises rely on their own technical force to carry out product and technology innovation, and about 1/4 of them have applied for patent cooperation with universities and institutes. There are 88.6% of enterprises did not apply for international patents. The difference in innovation power of enterprises in the first, second, third and fourth echelons is obvious.

Role of KVK -Jeolikote in adoption of farm technologies in Nainital District of Uttarakhand

Paper ID- AMA-13-10-2023-12659

The study was conducted in Krishi Vigyan Kendra Jeolikote in Nainital district of Uttarakhand to examine the role of KVK in adoption of farm technologies by the farmers. The results indicates that the majority of beneficiary farmers showed high farm technology adoption of 53 per cent for paddy and 30 per cent for wheat, and moderate adoption of 33 per cent for maize, while non-beneficiary farmers showed moderate adoption (43% and 50 %) for paddy and wheat, and low adoption of 54 per cent for maize. In vegetable crops, beneficiary farmers showed very high adoption for brinjal (46 %) and cabbage (40 %), while high adoption for potatoes (43.6%), tomatoes (44.6%), and okra (50%). On the other hand, the majority of non-beneficiaries showed moderate adoption of 60 %, 50 % and 58.6% for potatoes, tomatoes and brinjal, respectively while low adoption for cabbage (50%) and okra (42.4 %).

DNA bar-coding of plant growth promoting strains of Trichoderma

Paper ID- AMA-13-10-2023-12658

In order to determine the accuracy of species identification of the eight Trichoderma strains, DNA barcode study through intraspecific and interspecific gap analysis was conducted. Comparing the ITS1 region to the Tef1 region, it was found that ITS1 region provided a clear, distinguishable barcode, showing that the ITS1 primer is more effective at differentiating between different species in our comparable set of sequences than Tef1. Also, the eight strains were subjected for genetic diversity study with 12 ISSR primers where high levels of genetic diversity was indicated by high polymorphism and Nei's genetic diversity, with h of 0.46. Plant growth promoting attributes were further tested for eight Trichoderma strains which confirmed three of the strains—Trichoderma harzianum MC2, Trichoderma harzianum NBG, and Trichoderma lentiforme JC1—to exhibit the highest levels of PGPR characteristics. The research demonstrates the genetic diversity of the eight Trichoderma strains and viability of using the strains for production of biofertilizer in sustainable agriculture.