Aims and scope

African Journal of Tropical Agriculture is a leading agricultural science journal designed to bring together many of the leading scientific voices and facilitate cross-border collaboration, new project development and technology transfer – to focus on the delivery of a diverse range of tropical and subtropical agricultural scientific advances for the food, plant and animal industries. 

The objective of this journal include the following:

  • AJTA intends to focus on research advances within the agriculture industries located in the subtropics and tropics including livestock (beef, dairy, pork, poultry) grain and pulse crops, sugarcane and horticultural crops. 
  • AJTA will meet the need for a high level, multi-disciplinary, international scientific journal that focuses on advances, and controversies, in tropical agriculture research.
  • To contribute to international policies aimed at reducing poverty and improving livelihoods in rural areas in the tropics, sub-tropics and countries with less developed economies.
  • To encourage efficient and sustainable use of local resources and technologies, to arrest and reverse the degradation of the natural resources base on which agriculture depends, and to raise productivity of both agriculture and related enterprises to increase family incomes and commercial investment in the rural sector.
  • To publish groundbreaking research that will enhance crop quality and productivity, reduce producer and consumer risks, and generate wealth from agriculture, with the ultimate goals of reducing hunger, malnutrition, and poverty.
  • To publish articles that will address the development needs of tropical countries.
  • To  focus on the roles of farmers and other stakeholders living in rural areas, scientists (agriculturists, economists, sociologists, etc.), government and the private sector in achieving a convergent approach to rural development. This includes recognition of the importance of the role of women, the effect of AIDS and other social and cultural issues on the rural economy and livelihoods.


Banana, coconut, palms (mainly oil palm), papaya, rubber tree, barley, beans, cassava, chickpea, cocoa (chocolate), coffee, cowpea, maize (corn), millet, rice, sorghum, sugarcane, sweet potato, tobacco, taro, tea, yam etc.




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