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African Journal of Agricultural Research
Status and management of coffee plantations in Burundi: Reasons to worry

September, 2021

Coffee is an important cash crop for smallholder farmers and provides more than 80% of hard currency in Burundi. To highlight coffee growing conditions, agronomic practices and coffee yield, a survey was carried out in Buyenzi, Kirimiro and Mumirwa natural regions of Burundi in 2008. Data on coffee yield, age after planting or after rejuvenation and agricultural practices were collected through interview with coffee...

Author(s): Anaclet Nibasumba, Laurence Jassogne, Gilbert Nduwayo, Evariste Ngayempore, Cyriaque Simbashizubwoba, Piet VanAsten and Charles Bielders

International Journal of Science and Technology Education Research
School graduation finals are “dead” - long live the student’s e-portfolio

July-December 2021

The concept of e-portfolios is to reflect an avenue into the past, present, and future of a person; displaying his or her lifetime education and  devotion to further development, represents a valuable tool in aiding students’ not only in their academic growth, but mainly in their transition into higher education levels or even new careers. In the last few years, especially after the COVID-19 pandemic, the use...

Author(s): Konstantinos Doukas,

African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology
Community views on water demands under a changing climate: The case of River Mpanga Water Catchment, Western Uganda

September 2021

Different sectors globally are experiencing the impacts of changing climate and water resources are among them. This study was conducted with an aim of examining the community views regarding the effect of changing climate on water demand over the River Mpanga Water Catchment. The study employed a cross-sectional survey using 111 household interviews; 14 Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) and 27 key informants interviews...

Author(s): Isaac Mugume,, Ronald Semyalo, Peter Wasswa, Triphonia Ngailo, Ronald Inguula Odongo, Joyce Lunyolo and Sulin Tao

African Journal of Business Management
Corporate governance and firm’s financial performance amongst private business enterprises in Uganda, a perspective from Lira City

September 2021

The study examined the effect of corporate governance on firm’s financial performance amongst private business enterprises in Uganda. The study used descriptive and survey design. A mixed method approach which involved both qualitative and quantitative techniques were also used. The study found out that corporate governance significantly influences the financial performance of hotels and manufacturing firms in...

Author(s): Marus Eton, Fabian Mwosi, Arthur Sunday and Sammy Godfrey Poro

Journal of AIDS and HIV Research
Correlates of HIV prevalence among key population in Nigeria

July-December 2021

There has been improvement in the control of HIV/AIDS in Nigeria. The 2018 national prevalence was 1.4%, a decline from previous surveys. The gains are however not uniform; a gap still exists in the response to key populations (KP) due to socio-cultural barriers and unfavourable legislative environment. The demographic correlates of HIV among KP in Nigeria were examined. Society for Family Health provided HIV Testing...

Author(s): Oluwatosin Adeoye, Kenneth Alau, Salome Chika-Igbokwe, Paul Nwaogu, Rosemary Adu, Roselyn Odeh, Kucheli Wudiri, Halima Momodu, Aishatu Onota, Obed Nnamdi, Patricia Igbene, Omokhudu Idogho, Jennifer Anyanti and Godpower Omoregie

International Journal of Educational Administration and Policy Studies
A paradox in the supervision of doctoral candidates in Ugandan higher education institutions (HEIs)

July-December

The paper examines the dynamics and complex dimensions in doctoral supervision in different disciplinary contexts in higher education institutions (HEIs), given that institutional success and reputation depends on ‘research output,’ which creates visibility and competitive advantage. However, traditional doctoral supervision, which frequently results in research output, has remained contradictory and complex...

Author(s): Maria Kaguhangire-Barifaijo and James L. Nkata

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Chemical composition and bioactivity of Lantana camara L. essential oils from diverse climatic zones of Kenya against leaf miner (Tuta absoluta Meyrick)

September, 2021

In recent years, essential oils (EOs) as alternatives to synthetic pesticides in managing pests have been assessed. The use of bioinsecticide in pest management is encouraged in agroecology for a sustainable agricultural system. Essential oils of Lantana camara L. leaves from different climatic zones of Kenya were extracted by steam distillation and analyzed through GC-MS to identify...

Author(s): Liambila, Robai N., Wesonga, John M., Ngamau, Catherine N. and Wallyambillah Waudo

International Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences
The chlorine dioxide controversy: A deadly poison or a cure for COVID-19?

July-December 2021

Chlorine dioxide has been condemned as a dangerous poison and has been touted as a cure for COVID-19. This narrative review examines the controversy surrounding the use of aqueous chlorine dioxide by investigating evidence-based research articles, government documents, press reports, and the results of the first clinical trial utilizing chlorine dioxide as a treatment for COVID-19. Chlorine dioxide was found to be...

Author(s): Mitchell Brent Liester

African Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
Medication administration omission errors: Frequency and their causes during medication administration process at Ndola Teaching Hospital in Zambia

September, 2021

Medication administration omission errors (MAOE) are very common and often affect patient outcomes and length of stay in the hospitals. This study was a cross-sectional study in which the frequency and causes of MAOE over four weeks at Ndola University Teaching Hospital (NUTH) was assessed. It involved reviewing patients’ drug charts and observation of nurses during the administration of medications to inpatients...

Author(s): Martin Kampamba, Fatima Demba, Steward Mudenda, Webrod Mufwambi, Ellah Zingani, Freeman W Chabala, Angela Gono Bwalya, Patricia Mbambara, Kennedy Saini, Margaret Phiri, Ann Mbulo Silwimba, Tyson Lungwani Muungo, Ronald Kampamba Mutati and Christabel Nang’andu Hikaambo

Journal of Medicinal Plants Research
Composition and antioxidant potential of leaf and stem essential oils from Nigerian Indigofera spicata Forssk

September, 2021

The chemical compositions and antioxidant evaluation of the essential oils (EOs) obtained by hydrodistillation from the leaf and stem of Indigofera spicata Forssk (Fabaceae) grown in Nigeria have been studied. The EOs were analyzed using gas chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry (GC-MS) and the antioxidant potential was determined using 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) free radical scavenging ability method....

Author(s): Temitope Adewumi Adeleye, Clement Odunayo Ajiboye, Emmanuel Onah Ojah, Toyin Patrick Okesanjo and Dorcas Olufunke Moronkola

Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health Sciences
Evaluation of the levels of selected heavy metals in leafy vegetables from irrigation farming sites in Jos, Plateau, Nigeria

July-December 2021

Leafy vegetables are used in making soups, local salads and diverse forms of foods for human consumption is common in Africa. These vegetables include Brassica oleracea (cabbage), Phaseolus vulgaris (green beans) and Solanum lycopersicum (tomatoes). The area of study is famous for agriculture and mining activities; Farmers cultivate them on degraded farmlands polluted with metals; these vegetables absorb these metals...

Author(s): Samuel Y. Gazuwa and Ochube E. Olotuche

African Journal of Microbiology Research
Hazard assessment and resistance profile of Escherichia coli strains isolated from bovine carcasses at the main slaughterhouses of Dakar, Senegal

September 2021

Foodborne bacterial hazards and antibiotics resistance are a public health threat. This study aimed at assessing the slaughter conditions, the bacteriological quality of bovine carcasses and at determining the antimicrobial resistance of Escherichia coli strains isolated from bovine carcasses. A questionnaire was administered to 41 stakeholders on the slaughter line. Swabbed carcasses were analyzed according to the...

Author(s): Luc Loubamba, Bellancille Musabyemariya, Rachel Moyen, Alpha Amadou Diallo, Khalifa S. Babacar Sylla, Pouwedéou André Bedekelabou and Rianatou Bada Alambédji

African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology
Evaluating the rate of total electron content (TEC) production in ionosphere F2-layer to highlight winter anomaly by running thermosphere-Ionosphere-electrodynamics general circulation model

September 2021

The study deals with determining ionosphere parameter at low latitudes during the maximum of solar cycle 22 on quiet days. It uses Thermosphere-Ionosphere-Electrodynamics General Circulation Model (TIEGCM) to carry out Total Electron Content (TEC) parameter in the ionosphere region. TEC time variability on summer and winter highlights a seasonal anomaly, a phenomenon observed since 1965 and which appears while...

Author(s): Emmanuel Nanéma, Moustapha Konaté, Christian Zoundi, Amadou Ousseini Kotia, Jean Louis Zerbo and Frédéric Ouattara

Journal of the Nigeria Society of Physiotherapy
Pattern of physical activity, sleep duration and quality of life among individuals with diabetes mellitus in selected health facilities in Kano, Northwestern Nigeria

July-December 2021

Data on physical activity (PA) and sleep duration (SD) as important correlates of quality of life (QoL) among diabetic patients are scarce. This study investigated the pattern of self-reported PA, SD and QoL in purposively selected diabetes patients (N = 124, mean age: 54.61) at two major hospitals in Kano, Nigeria. Respondents’ PA level, SD and QoL were estimated using the International PA Questionnaire, a...

Author(s): Jibril Mohammed Nuhu, Umar Hadi Tijjani, Umaru Muhammad Badaru, Abdulsalam Mohammed Yakasai and Musa Sani Danazumi

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Cherry tomato production with different doses of organic compost

September, 2021

Cherry tomato cultivation in protected environments ensures production in the off-season, reaching yields up to 100 t ha-1 with 150 days of cultivation. Fertilization with organic composts can influence the production components of cherry tomato. From this perspective, this study aimed to evaluate different doses and organic composts, based on their nitrogen contents, on the production components of cherry tomato. The...

Author(s): Oziel Furquin Pinto and Edmilson Evangelista Silva

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Gender disparity in cassava farmers’ access to agricultural productive resources in Rongo Sub County, Migori County, Kenya

September, 2021

The disparities in access to productive resources keep on smothering agricultural growth and development, particularly in developing countries. This study was informed by the feminist political economy (FPE) framework to assessing the relationship between gender and access to agricultural productive resources among cassava farmers in Kenya. The research utilised mixed methods including the use of a survey instrument and...

Author(s): Joseph Odhiambo Awuor, Richard M. S. Mulwa and Nancy O. Openda

African Journal of Business Management
Barriers to product innovation among the manufacturing micro, small and medium enterprises in Malawi

September 2021

Most micro, small, medium enterprises in Malawi struggle to grow and survive despite their critical role in the socio-economic development of the country. One major contributing factor is their inability to innovate. This study was therefore aimed at investigating the innovation barriers affecting the manufacturing MSMEs. The study was conducted among the 45 manufacturing MSMEs operating in the Malawi’s commercial...

Author(s): Davies Emmanuel Mweta and Fizza Suwadi

International Journal of Vocational and Technical Education
An empirical study discussing industrialisation and technical education in Ghana

July-December 2021

Industrialisation generally accounts for wealth creation in the economy of a nation. A technician is needed in building an industry and the technician needs to be trained through technical education. Ghana as a developing nation aspiring to develop her industrial capability needs to strategically position its technical education as a key factor. The objective of this paper therefore is to review Ghana’s...

Author(s): Martin Donani, Rhoda Saan, Frederick Kuuyine and Yunus Adams

International Journal of Educational Administration and Policy Studies
Data mining in education: Children living or working on the street with lost data problem

July-December

Data mining in education predictions are made about other groups based on the big data of education. However, the extent to which training data can be accessed is relative. A group that can be described as missing data is children living or working on the street. For this reason this study aimed to deal with children working or living on the street. Children who have to live or work on the street before they can...

Author(s): Reyhan Sekerci, Süleyman Karatas, Beyhan Güven, Levent Demir and Alper Güven

Journal of Parasitology and Vector Biology
Coverage and effectiveness of intermittent preventive treatment of malaria with Sulfadoxine-Pyrimethamine during pregnancy in six sentinels’ sites of Côte d’Ivoire

July-December 2021

Intermittent preventive treatment of malaria during pregnancy with sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (IPTp-SP) is recommended to prevent maternal and neonatal adverse outcomes. This study aimed to assess IPTp-SP coverage in mothers delivering in six health facilities and factors associated with placental malaria and low birth weight. A multicenter, cross-sectional survey was conducted in Côte d’Ivoire from March to...

Author(s): Offianan Andre TOURE, Serge-Brice ASSI, Valerie Akoua BEDIA, Landry Tiacoh N’GUESSAN , Thomas Yapo ABA, Kalou Dibert ZIKA , Abibatou KONATE, Pulcherie Marie Christiane KIKI-BARRO, William YAVO, Koffi Daho ADOUBRYN, Eby Ignace Hervé MENAN and Emmanuel BISSAGNENE

African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology
Characterization of healthcare waste in Tanzanian zonal referral hospitals as a key factor for energy recovery

September 2021

In this study, healthcare waste (HCW) generated in four referral hospitals in Tanzania namely: Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH), Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center (KCMC), Bugando Medical Center (BMC) and Tumbi Regional Referral Hospital (TRRH) was characterized to establish its feasibility for energy recovery. The HCW collected and loaded into the incinerators was weighed and its composition determined (as highly...

Author(s): P. R. Mwaria, M. E. Kaseva and S. V. Manyele

Journal of Plant Breeding and Crop Science
Exploiting combining ability in a diallel cross between native and elite cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) varieties

July-September 2021

F1 progenies derived from a set of diallel crosses involving native and 5 elite cucumber varieties were evaluated in a randomized complete block design (RCBD) with three replications to study combining ability for some important agronomic traits. The analysis of variance revealed that the mean squares due to genotypes were significant for the traits studied, indicating wide diversity among the parents. Mean squares for...

Author(s): Manggoel W., M. I. Uguru, P. E. Ogbonna and M. A. Dasbak

Journal of Medicinal Plants Research
Therapeutic applications of Caryocar brasiliense: Systematic review

September, 2021

The interest and search for natural active principles with therapeutic properties from plants are growing, given their potential for use by the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries. Thus, the objective of this review was to carry out a systematic analysis of scientific productions that have explored some therapeutic potential of Caryocar brasiliense. The methodology of the preferred reporting items was adopted for...

Author(s): Fábio Fernandes Bruno Filho, Wanessa Ferreira Ataíde, Mônica Rodrigues Ferreira Machado, Ariel Eurides Stella, Liliane Nebo, Sandra Aparecida Benite-Ribeiro, Frederico Augusto Guimarães Guilherme and Andréia Vitor Couto do Amaral

Journal of Dryland Agriculture
A low-cost integrated desalination and irrigation technique tested on dual-purpose sorghum in Turkana County, Kenya

September, 2021

In arid and semi-arid lands, water salinity often restricts plant growth, degrades soils, and even causes irrigation systems to fail, especially in hot climates. Worldwide, it is a “major cause” of the irrigation-induced salinization that had already affected 76 million ha of soil in 1991. Our novel and inexpensive irrigation technique addresses these issues, thus potentially improving the food security of...

Author(s): Fabian Kaburu, Dimitri Mignard, Jackline Kemboi, Jesse Owino, Teresia Mucia, Sarah Odera, Martyn Wells and Colin Pritchard

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Assessment of small holder farmers garlic (Allium sativum L.) production practices under irrigated farming system in the Highlands of Ethiopia

September, 2021

Garlic is a fundamental component of many dishes in Ethiopia. However, there is a low production of this crop in the Yilmana Densa district of Amhara Region (Ethiopia). Thus, a study was initiated in 2014/2015 to assess farmer’s garlic production practices under an irrigated farming system in the Yilmana Densa district (Adet Zuria, Goshaye and Ambesit kebels) of Ethiopia. Production data were collected using...

Author(s): Shege Getu Yayeh, Melkamu Alemayehu, Amare Haileslassie and Yigzaw Dessalegn

African Journal of Microbiology Research
Prevalence of aflatoxin M1 in pasteurized and ultra-high temperature (UHT) milk marketed in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

September 2021

The aim of this study was to determine the level of aflatoxin M1 (AFM1) in pasteurized and UHT milk marketed in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.  AFM1 in pasteurized milk samples (75) and ultra-high temperature (UHT) milk (43) was determined by using immuno-affinity high performance liquid chromatography. AFM1 was detected in 97% (115/118) of samples that consisted of 96% (72/75) of pasteurized milk samples and 100%...

Author(s): Hilda F. Mwakosya and Jovin K. Mugula

African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology
Physicochemical and metal quality evaluation of the ground water of the chief town of Sinthiou Maléme Commune in Tambacounda (Senegal)

September 2021

In underdeveloped countries, particularly, medium rural areas, the subsoil waters constitute an invaluable resource. However, they remain fragile and vulnerable because of demographic pressure, uncontrolled exploitation of discharges, and absence of adequate cleansing system and husbandries. This present work aims to evaluate the physicochemical and metal quality waters of 10 wells collecting the ground water of...

Author(s): Maoudo Hane, Ibrahima Diagne, Momar Ndiaye, Cheikh Tidiane Dione, Dame Cissé, Birame Ndiaye and Abdoulaye Diop

African Journal of Medical and Health Sciences
Factors affecting the vaccination status of under five children in Nasarawa State, Nigeria

August 2021

Immunization is the most cost effective of public health intervention geared towards reducing childhood morbidity and mortality. There has been a global increase in the rate of immunization coverage with its attendant decline in vaccine preventable deaths. The immunization coverage in developing countries like Nigeria has however been challenging due to some reasons. Therefore, this study determined the immunization...

Author(s): Sarajudeen Bello, Ikrama Hassan, Taofik Ogunkunle, Olayinka Ibrahim, Abdulmumeen Lawal and Yahaya Issah

Educational Research and Reviews
Scholars and educational positions under criticism and praise in the Medieval Islamic Era

August 2021

This research focuses on criticism and praise in Arabic literature, history and poetry towards those in charge of the scientific movement in the Medieval Era. The research method was theoretical and qualitative. Many poets and scholars praised the rulers and sultans who established mosques and other educational institutions (madrasa-s) based on endowments, which had a role in sciences, intellectual and religious...

Author(s): Hatim Muhammad Mahamid and Younis Fareed Abu Al-Haija

Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology
Musculoskeletal disorders and associated factors among dockers and handlers in the cotonou port companies in 2020

July-September 2021

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) are one of the main causes of occupational diseases. The sea port and maritime sectors seem to be among the most affected. The objective of this study is to determine the prevalence of MSDs among workers in this sector and the risk factors. A cross-sectional study was conducted among the 576 dockers and 38 boaters selected by non-probability sampling for convenience. A questionnaire was...

Author(s): Aguemon Badirou, Hinson Vikkey, Damien Barikissou Georgia, Sossa Jérôme Charles and Nobime God-Power

African Journal of Medical and Health Sciences
Relationship between renal ultrasonographic, CD4 cell count and proteinuria findings in HIV infected adult patients in Jos, Nigeria

August 2021

This study intends to describe renal sonographic outcomes in matured patients with HIV/AIDS in Plateau State capital Jos and relate the outcome with proteinuria and the subjects’ CD4 cell count. The 504 subjects were evaluated for renal ultrasound scan, CD4 cell counts and dipstick proteinuria (using Combi 10 Urinalysis strips) were obtained, and their findings recorded. Twenty-four (4.8%) of the patients had...

Author(s): P. M. Gwom, D. Atsukwei, E. D. Eze, E. O. Igoh, E. A. Gabkwet, M. D. Adams, K. M. Rabiu and I. Ezekiel

Journal of Hospitality Management and Tourism
Households willingness to pay for the development of community based tourism around Alelo Bad hot spring water: The Ethiopian case study

July-December 2021

The aim of this paper is to estimate households’ willingness to pay (WTP) for the development of community based tourism (CBT) around Alelo Bad hot spring water. To achieve the stated objective, relevant data was collected from a total of 157 sample respondents through questionnaires, interviews and field observation techniques. In this study, both descriptive and econometric models (Seemingly Unrelated Bivariate...

Author(s): Getachew Wollie, Mohammed Adem, Dagmawe Menelek, Belayneh Asmare, Aden Mohammed and Setiye Abebaw

Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology
Epidemiology of female breast cancer in Niger: A literature review

July-September 2021

Breast cancer (BC) is a public health concern in sub-Saharan Africa with rising incidence and mortality. In Niger, BC is identified as the leading cancer morbidity and mortality within female population. Its epidemiological literature remains limited or not structured. The aim of this work was to summarize evidence in relation to epidemiology of female breast cancer in Niger. The idea was to know how much was published...

Author(s): Aissami Abdou and Guido Van Hal

African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology
Physicochemical Assessment of a Hand-dug Well and the Kamakubuna Stream in the Sella Limba Chiefdom, Kamakwie, Northern, Sierra Leone

August 2021

This research accesses the physical and chemical parameters of Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security (MAFFS) hand dug well and the Kamakubuna Stream in the Sella Limba Chiefdom, Kamakwie Town. The physical parameters such as total dissolved solid (TDS), turbidity, pH, temperature, conductivity; and the chemical parameters such as residual chlorine, ammonium, ammonia, bromine, copper, fluoride, iron,...

Author(s): Augustine Cole, Mohamed Pujeh Junior, Yahaya Kudush Kawa and Jonathan Kpaka

Journal of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Health
Morphological and molecular diagnosis of invasive aspergillosis in chickens

July-September 2021

Confirmatory diagnosis of invasive aspergillosis is paramount to ensure proper treatment and effective management of the disease in food and companion animals. Suspected invasive aspergilllosis in chickens was encountered at post-mortem. Morphological and molecular methods were employed to identify Aspergillus from samples collected from dead chickens at post-mortem. Morphologically, two species of Aspergillus were...

Author(s): Olusegun Adesina Fagbohun, Gbolahanmi Akinola Oladosu, Rofiat Damilola Adesina

Educational Research and Reviews
The discovery teaching of the problem of finding the shortest distance with the help of Geogebra software in Vietnam

August 2021

Vietnam today is having solid innovations in the fields of science, technology, economics, and education. In particular, the Mathematical General Education program launched in 2018 has emphasized the exploitation of information technology in teaching. GeoGebra software is taught right from the 6th grade. GeoGebra software has many advantages in problems related to motion such as locus, modeling, and especially in...

Author(s): Ngoc-Giang Nguyen

African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology
Behavior of major ions and heavy metals risk assessment in spring and surface water on the southwest slope of Mount Cameroon (Western Africa)

August 2021

The coastal flanks of Mt Etinde is wedged between the sea and the southwestern slope of Mt Cameroon. The only fresh water resources available for multipurpose uses in this area are mountain springs and streams that drain volcanic materials. To access the sources, processes and assess the ecological risk associated with hydrochemicals and heavy metals in these mountain water resources, 18 water samples were collected in...

Author(s): Gustave Raoul Nkoue Ndondo, Gloria Eneke Takem Eyong,  Josephine Ndjama, David Eric Komba, Suzanne Ngo Boum, Bertil Nlend, Pascale Mouto Makongo, Zachari Mfonka, Marie-Joseph Ntamak Nida and Jacques Etame

International Journal of Water Resources and Environmental Engineering
Assessment of the physico-chemical and bacteriological quality of the waters of the quaternary aquifer of the city of Mao in Chad

July-September, 2021

The objective of this work is to characterize the quality of drinking water in the city of Mao and its surroundings. This study is based on 20 water samples collected in the city of Mao and its surroundings between 2018 and 2020. The parameters considered are the physicochemical parameters (pH, T°, Electrical conductivity), major chemistry and bacteriological. The chemical analysis made it possible to highlight...

Author(s): MAHAMAT NOUR Abdallah, ABDERAMANE Hamit, MOUSA Abderamane and MOUSSA Batrane

Journal of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Health
Contagious caprine pleuropneumonia: A review

July-September 2021

The objective of this review is to generate information about the current status of contagious caprine pleuropneumonia (CCPP) which is recognized as highly infectious, and devastating disease of goats for about 140 years. However, current reports indicated that sheep can be affected. CCPP is caused by Mycoplasma capricolum subspecies capripneumoniae (Mccp) which is severe and dramatic mycoplasmas, challenging to isolate...

Author(s): Dereje Teshome and Teshale Sori

African Journal of Microbiology Research
Biopreservative application of bacteriocins obtained from samples Ictalurus punctatus and fermented Zea mays

August 2021

This study evaluated the preservative ability of protein-like cell free supernatants produced by lactic acid bacteria (LAB) isolates from samples of Ictalurus punctatus (Cat fish) and slurry of fermented Zea mays (Ogi). The LAB strains were separately isolated from understudied samples using De Man, Rogosa and Sharpe (MRS) media at 37°C for 48 h. The isolated strains were characterized with Gram staining, oxidase...

Author(s): Oyinlade C. Ogundare, Simeon K. Odetunde, Mutiat A. Omotayo, Oluremilekun O. Sokefun, Rasheed O. Akindiya and Adetayo Akinboro

African Journal of Food Science
Evaluation of the microbiological and physico-chemical characteristics of local tomato ‘Solanum lycopersicum’ puree produced on a small scale in Togo

August 2021

Tomatoes are produced, processed and widely consumed by the Togolese population. However, the local production is not developed enough to be able to provide locally processed tomatoes. In order to promote local development, stimulate local processing and reduce post-harvest losses, the processing into puree was undertaken with three locally grown varieties of tomatoes in Togo (Aklikonvi, Tohounvi, and Pomvi). A method...

Author(s): Mawuena Gott’liebe Goka, Marie Dufrechou, Pierre Picouet and Yaovi Ameyapoh

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Residual of the mixture of glyphosate and 2,4-d herbicides on yellow red latosol with soybean cultivation

August, 2021

The objective of this study was to evaluate the residual effect of glyphosate and 2.4-D herbicides in the initial development of the soy crop in a Yellow Red Latosol. The experiment was conducted in randomized design, consisting of 4 different doses of herbicides (0, 1, 2 and 5 times the recommended dose of the glyphosate and 2.4-D mixture), applied at intervals of 0, 3, 7 and 10 days before sowing, with 4 repetitions...

Author(s): Sérgio Plens Andrade, Dionanta Silva Fernandes, Sayonara Andrade Couto Moreno Arantes, Kelte Resende Arantes, Gláucio Cruz Genúncio, Cassiano Spaziani Pereira and Emanuele Veiga

International Journal of English and Literature
Exploring Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) teaching materials in Chinese universities: teachers’ and students’ perceptions and reflections

July-September 2021

This paper investigates the hindrances of textbooks identified in the process of implementing Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) in Chinese universities based on the 4Cs framework. Purposive sampling was employed to elicit data through a series of semi-structured interviews conducted in seven different Chinese universities. The axial coding was used to analyze the data collected. The findings reveal some...

Author(s): Yining Cao

Journal of Cereals and Oilseeds
Trend of cereal crops production area and productivity, in Ethiopia

July-December 2021

Although Ethiopia is endowed with diverse agro-ecologies suitable for cereal production, the success of the production relies more on climate condition. Therefore, this study is initiated to analyze the trends of; cereal crops production area and productivity in Ethiopia. Data of meher season cereal crops productivity (qt/ha) and area of production (ha) were collected from Central statistical Agency (CSA) of Ethiopia....

Author(s): Wasihun Gizaw and Desu Assegid

Educational Research and Reviews
Teaching of a volleyball technique and representations of physical education teachers in Sub-Saharan African environment

August 2021

The purpose of this study is to identify and analyze, based on representations of physical education teachers, the obstacles to teaching of cuff volleyball in middle schools in Brazzaville, Congo. The theoretical model of Trinquier’s representations, which is based on the "attitude" variable as an evaluative judgment variable, made it possible to distinguish the attitudes of teachers and to characterize...

Author(s): Fernandes Balou Gabin, Lembe Gorgon, Ambeto Aimé Simplice Christophe, and Itoua Okemba Jean  

Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development
Effect of bioslurry effluent on growth, biological yield and nutritional content of Swiss chard (Beta vulgaris L.)

July-September 2021

Swiss chard is amongst the widely cultivated green leafy vegetables that play a significant role in alleviation of food insecurity and malnutrition in South Africa. Greenhouse experiments were conducted to evaluate the effect of Bioslurry effluent on growth, biological yield and nutrient content of Swiss chard. Two cultivars of Swiss chard (Fordhook giant and Star 1801) were planted in 10 plots of 4.5 m² using sand...

Author(s): Azile Dumani, Tembakazi T. Silwana, Babalwa Mpambani, Retief P. Celliers and Mongezi M. Mbangcolo

Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics
Effect of healthcare accessibility on cocoa farmers' food security in Ondo State, Nigeria

July-September 2021

Effect of healthcare accessibility on cocoa farmers’ food security explored latest research from the economic, medical and food security literature concerning the eminence of care, physical accessibility, cost, availability of the right type of care for those in need, and its significances on food security, with a focus on healthcare personnel availability. A multistage (five-stage) sampling procedure was employed...

Author(s): Ajayi O. Esther and Olajide O. Adeola

Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics
The diversification of global agribusiness trade from 2000-2019

July-September 2021

Agricultural trade is closely interconnected with a range of food security and development related issues in the case of developing countries. In this regard, diversification of both trade partners and products traded can play an important role in terms of strengthening food security concerning imports, but also as a means to create a more resilient basket of exports. This article analyses the diversification of global...

Author(s): Cinthia Cabral da Costa, Niels Søndergaard and Marcos Sawaya Jank

African Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
Pharmacokinetics of gallic acid following oral administration of Triphala formulation in rats

August, 2021

Triphala formulation is one of the most common traditional medicines used for several health conditions. The study investigated the pharmacokinetics of gallic acid following an oral dose administration in rats. The pharmacokinetics of gallic acid was investigated in rats following a daily oral dose of 1,000 and 5,000 mg/kg body weight (28 days). Plasma concentrations of gallic acid were measured using liquid...

Author(s): Piracha Jumpa-ngern, Tullayakorn Plengsuriyakarn, and Kesara Na-Bangchang,

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytotherapy
Medicinal plant-derived compounds as potential phytotherapy forCOVID-19: Future perspectives

July-September 2021

Currently, the human being faces a contagious virus called SARS-CoV-2 with a high transmission ability, infection, and a relatively high mortality rate, especially for the elderly. All research interest is directed to finding a drug or vaccine to save millions of people’s lives; some have succeeded and applied now in some countries. Medicinal plants represent a green treasure that renders plentiful primary and...

Author(s): Salama M. El-Darier, Suzan A. Rashed, Ayat Fayez, Sarah S. Hassanein, Muhammed R. Sharaby, Noran M. Tawfik, Heba Mansour,  and Mohamed Adel,

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