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African Journal of Agricultural Research
Mixtures design of Agave angustifolia Haw (Asparagales: Agavaceae) residue as a growth medium for tomato seedlings

April, 2021

Tomato production under greenhouse conditions needs vigorous seedlings to reduce the loss of plants after the transplant. Different local substrates such as agave bagasse, pine bark and coconut fiber complemented with peat, expanded clay, vermiculite and pure peat for tomato seedlings production were tested. The seed germination, root ball compaction, height of the seedling, stem diameter, and total dry weight were...

Author(s): Baldomero Hortencio Zárate-Nicolás, Alberto Masaguer Rodríguez, Esperanza Loera-Alvarado, Ileana Vera-Reyes, Fidel Diego-Nava, Nancy Alonso-Hernández and Carlos Granados-Echegoyen  

Educational Research and Reviews
Empowerment of the school management team by secondary schools’ principals in Tshwane West District, South Africa

April 2021

The South African education scene is characterised by principals who come from the apartheid era where they manage the school alone in an authoritarian manner. Old approaches to school management have changed because the society has also changed. There is a shift from top-down style of leadership to shared or distributed leadership which requires the empowerment of those in managerial positions in schools. The principal...

Author(s): Madimetsa Joseph Mosoge and Saltiel Khololo Collen Mataboge

Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology
Determinants of internet-based resources for sex education among in-school and out-of-school adolescents in Kogi State, Nigeria

April-June 2021

Sex education is a vital aspect of health education. It provides factual knowledge to assist adolescents to avoid sex related problems. Due to the sensitive nature of sex education many adolescents rely on internet resources for information on sex education because it offers information in a confidential manner. The study assessed and compared the determinants of internet based resources for sex education among in and...

Author(s): Fehintola F. O., Ogundele O.A., Uwaila C. U., Adegbenro C. A. and Olowookere S. A.

Journal of Geography and Regional Planning
Urban farmers land injustice: Assessing the impact of land development projects on agriculture in Dar es Salaam City

April-June, 2021

Land injustices are a global phenomenon but more vivid in developing countries, especially in Africa, where colonial hangover and the neo-liberal economic policies have been known to contribute into the plight of the urban poor including urban farmers. This paper examines the land injustices of urban farmers by taking Mbweni-Mpiji, a sub-urban area in the city of Dar es Salaam as a case study. The study used a...

Author(s): Mkwela Hawa

Journal of Medicinal Plants Research
Antioxidant effect of Hymenaea courbaril L (Jatobá) sap on the healing of wounds on mice

April, 2021

The use of natural products with curative action is a common cultural practice in the Brazilian Amazon, but little explored scientifically. The effect of Hymenaea courbaril L sap extract and its contribution to wound healing in mice was evaluated. The antioxidant potential of the extract was studied using the radical 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrilhidrazil and 2,2'-azino-bis (3-ethyl benzothiazoline-6-sulfonic) acid radical,...

Author(s): Ruth Silva Lima da Costa, David Smangoszevski Martins, Laan Diego Carvalho Peixoto, Bárbara Janaína Paula da Silva, Larissa Barbosa Borges, Emerson Silva Lima,  Hector Henrique Ferreira Koolen, Dionatas Ulises de Oliveira Meneguetti,  Ana Flávia Marçal Pessoa and Romeu Paulo Martins Silva  

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Diversity and distribution of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in maize (Zea mays) cropping fields in South Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo

April, 2021

Arbuscular Mycorhizal Fungi (AMF) occur naturally in agroecosystems and interact symbiotically with crops, facilitating nutrition. This study aimed at assessing the occurrence, abundance and diversity of AMF communities in the maize cropping system and their relation to soils properties in two agroecological zones in South Kivu, eastern DR Congo. Soil samples were collected from eight sites, with 4 sites in highland at...

Author(s): Réussite Bugale Malembaka, Richard Onwonga, Joyce Jefwa, Fredrick Ayuke and Leon Nabahungu

International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation
Invertebrate fauna associated with the cultivation of Vernonia calvoana calvoana (Asteraceae) in Yaoundé (Center-Cameroon)

April-June 2021

Vernonia calvoana is a culture spread across the world and prized for its culinary and medicinal virtues. The data was collected in Yaoundé, Central Cameroon region through manual harvesting at two stations from 2017 to 2019. A total of 168 species or morphospecies belonging to 47 families and 12 orders from two phyla were collected. The most abundant phylum was Arthropoda which represented 99.96% of the total...

Author(s): EBANGUE TITTI Oscar Giovanni William, MONY Ruth and NOLA Moïse

International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation
Studies on Shea (Vitellaria paradoxa) fruits storage and different preservation technologies for domestication

April-June 2021

In order to prevent a Shea seed from germination when stored, a preservation technology was adopted using different polythene bags which include a white transparent polythene bag of 500 mm gauge, big size perforated brown envelope, and black polythene bags of 500 mm guage. The results revealed that the Shea seeds preserved in the white transparent polythene bags retained their viability for six months which can then be...

Author(s): Koloche, I. M., Ikuenobe, C. E., Solomon, S., Enaberue, L. O., Garba, H., Mohammed, A. and Yahaya, S. A.

African Journal of Food Science
Bio-based packaging used in food processing: A critical review

April 2021

Food packaging plays an important role in ensuring the global quality of the food consumed by people. Technological progress has been achieved in recent years in the food packaging sector, leading to a great diversity of food packaging, including bio-based packaging. This review highlights the different types of biodegradable polymers that are used for food packaging production, their characteristics and effects on food...

Author(s): Romaric Ouétchéhou, Déley Sylvain Dabadé, Générose Vieira-Dalodé, Abadjayé Faouziath Sanoussi, Akouavi Balbine Fagla-Amoussou, Menouwesso Harold Hounhouigan, Djidjoho Joseph Hounhouigan and Paulin Azokpota

Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology
Knowledge, attitudes and perceptions related to covid-19 among Beninese military

April-June 2021

The aim of this study was to assess the level of knowledge guiding attitudes, and to highlight the perceptions of Beninese military personnel towards COVID-19. This is a cross-sectional study conducted from May 18 to June 16, 2020 in the garrison of Cotonou through the administration of an anonymous questionnaire to 836 participants. To assess the level of knowledge, major and minor criterion were defined. The level of...

Author(s): Agnès Angélique Houéfa KPADE, Alexis do SANTOS ZOUNON, Léonce AHOUANVOEKE and Félix ATADOKPEDE

Journal of Accounting and Taxation
Board structure and firm performance: An empirical study of Greek systemic banks

April-June 2021

This paper examines the effect of board characteristics on bank financial performance. Tracing the Greek financial crisis during the period of 2008 to 2018, the paper investigates whether board size, board independence, CEO duality, female directors, and foreign directors affect banks performance. The empirical evidence shows that board structure has a significant effect on bank performance. Specifically, board size,...

Author(s): Michalis Bekiaris

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Wage labor in rice cultivation areas near Lake Victoria in Western Kenya

April, 2021

Rice is now the most rapidly growing food commodity in sub-Saharan Africa. This growth is mainly driven by urbanization. There is substantial research on the wage labor dynamics in rice production in Asia, but in Africa, there is limited analysis of the labor used in rice cultivation-the attributes, numbers, and costs which make it difficult to understand the actual market, such as how products are procured. This study...

Author(s): Yuko Yamane

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Differential vegetation status of Okomu National Park and Okomu Forest Reserve, Edo State, Nigeria

April, 2021

Okomu National Park and Okomu Forest Reserve were established to protect the rich flora and fauna resources. Studies comparing the impact of these two approaches in conserving the rich flora and fauna resources have not been carried out on the study sites. This study is aimed at filling the knowledge gaps and assessed the differences in vegetation status of Okomu National Park and Okomu Forest Reserve. The purpose is to...

Author(s): Humphrey I. AIGBE and Ayuk A. NCHOR

International Journal of Nursing and Midwifery
Unmasking nurses' entrepreneurial potentials: Swot analysis of Nigerian nursing and midwifery act

April-June 2021

Nurses have every capacity to dominate the private healthcare market in Nigeria. However, ignorance, the tradition of seeking for already established jobs in the hospitals mainly, and self-limiting legal impediments of the law establishing nursing and midwifery in Nigeria have not allowed them to recognize this fact. Given the situation of the present-day saturated labor market, getting the nurses to realize their...

Author(s): Chijioke Oliver Nwodoh, Chiamaka Jennifer Okafor and Ubochi Nneka

Journal of Soil Science and Environmental Management
Estimation of maize yield gap through soil analysis in small land holding fields at Livingstonia Plateau, Rumphi, Malawi

April-June 2021

The study was conducted at Livingstonia Plateau in Rumphi District, Northern Malawi to estimate maize yield gaps through the analysis of soil nutrients during the 2018/2019 growing season. Soil analysis was done for one hundred and fifty soil samples collected from the depth of 0 to 100 at an interval of 20 cm from the top, middle and bottom landscapes of the plateau. Soil nutrients analysis was done at the Ministry of...

Author(s): Bernard Chizengo Gomezgani Kamanga, Deborah Mhone, Shekinah Lungu, Matthews Chimbaza, Shallonie Soko, MacPherson Makumba, Elizabeth Kasebele and Joseph Kalasa

International Journal of English and Literature
Anthropological investigations of love through a medieval lens: The perspectives by the Middle High German poet, Walther von der Vogelweide

January-March 2021

One of the fundamental problems of the modern university is the artificial creation of departments which cuts up organic research fields and creates unnecessary divisions when cooperation and mutual learning would be called for. There are certainly differences in methodologies and theoretical concepts between archaeological anthropology, for instance, and literary studies (Humanities); but anthropology, ultimately, is...

Author(s): Albrecht Classen  

African Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
NONMEM population pharmacokinetic and Monte Carlo dosing simulation of ertapenem in patients with sepsis

April, 2021

An alteration of pharmacokinetics (PK) due to pathophysiological changes in patients with critical illnesses have the impact on the drug levels in plasma, consequently affecting the achievement of pharmacodynamics (PD) targets of antibiotics. The objectives of this study were (i) to determine the population PK, and (ii) to assess the probability of target attainment (PTA) of ertapenem in patients with critical...

Author(s): Sutep Jaruratanasirikul, Napawadee Nopparatana, Apinya Boonpeng, Somchai Sriwiriyajan, Natruethai Kaewpratum, Maseetoh Samaeng and Monchana Nawakitrangsan

Journal of Accounting and Taxation
Financial accountability mechanisms in local governments in Uganda: a case of Kabale District Local Government

April-June 2021

The purpose of the study is to present financial accountability mechanisms in local governments, with reference to Kabale district local government. A cross-sectional research design, which used both quantitative and qualitative approaches to collect and analyze data, was adopted. Both simple random and purposive sampling techniques were used to select 117 respondents from 174 subjects. Questionnaires and personal...

Author(s): Perpetua Arinaitwe, Marus Eton, Moses Agaba, Abanis Turyehebwa, Bernard Patrick Ogwel and Fabian Mwosi

Journal of Hospitality Management and Tourism
Factors determining international tourist flow to tourism destinations: A systematic review

January-June 2021

International tourism has been growing worldwide at substantial and sustainable rates in terms of both tourist arrivals and tourism receipts. It demonstrated broad economic significance for tourism destinations around the world. This review is carried out to describe factors determining international tourist flow to international tourist destinations. The study gives insights to improve international tourist arrivals...

Author(s): Henok Bekele Gidebo  

African Journal of Biotechnology
Investigation of the anti-bacterial properties of mangrove fern, Acrostichum aureum in the Niger Delta, Nigeria

April 2021

Mangroves render several ecosystem services globally, one of which is pharmacological products. This study was done to verify whether Acrostichum aureum, a species of mangrove, common in the Niger Delta has anti-bacterial property. Several leaf samples were plucked from the trees at Eagle Island and placed in a cooler and sent to the lab for further analysis. The leaves were dried and ground into fine powder with manual...

Author(s): Aroloye O. Numbere and Eberechukwu M. Maduike

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Comparative study of the effects of Herbal and chemical Coagulants in the clarification of raw water

April, 2021

The use of aluminum sulphate in clarifying raw waters raises many concerns about its impact on human health. Thus, the present study was initiated to compare the effects of Moringa oleifera and aluminum sulphate besides evaluating the association between M. oleifera or aluminum sulphate with Opuntia ficus-indica or syntofloc for water treatment. The essays were carried in Jar Test using waters of 352.80 Nephelometric...

Author(s): Anderson F. Konkobo, Mamounata Diao, Paul W. Savadogo, Jean Diarra and Mamoudou H. Dicko  

International Journal of Peace and Development Studies
Indigenous knowledge of conflict resolution for transformative peace building: Amare of Jama Woreda, Amhara - Ethiopia

January-June 2021

The paper focuses on the role of indigenous knowledge system in the quest for conflict resolution and sustainable peace building. The data were collected from key informants, in-depth interview, focus group discussion, and document analysis. To this end, purposive sampling is used to select the participants. The finding has revealed the existence of many local and community based customary practices and indigenous...

Author(s): Kefelegn Tesfaye

Journal of Infectious Diseases and Immunity
Toxoplasma gondii: Deeper understanding of epidemiology, virulence and pathophysiology enhances diagnosis and informs vaccine design

January-June 2021

Toxoplasma gondii is an extremely widespread intracellular obligate parasite that infects both animals and birds. This protozoan pathogen usually causes asymptomatic infection in humans but can cause significant disease in congenitally infected infants, immunodeficient patients and occasionally in immunocompetent individuals. In the complex life cycle of T. gondii, sexual development occurs uniquely in felines whereas...

Author(s): Shiferaw Bekele Woyesa and Andrew W. Taylor-Robinson,

Journal of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Health
Bacteriology and cytology of the non-gravid one-humped camel genitalia

April-June 2021

This study evaluates the cytology and prevalence of bacteria in the genital tract of non-pregnant dromedary camels at the main abattoir of Kano through a cross-sectional design with convenience sampling. Results revealed that Proteus mirabilis, Proteus vulgaris, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus were isolated with E. coli and S. aureus being the most prevalent....

Author(s): Musa Bello, Halima Aliyu, Muhammad Bashar Usman, Nasiru Magaji Sadiq and Abdussamad Muhammad Abdussamad  

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Effect of powder and extract of Ritchiea reflexa (Thonn.) Gilg et Benedict and Ctenium elegans Kunth on Amitermes evuncifer Blattodea, Termitinae

April, 2021

Termites play key roles in the ecosystems functioning, especially in the recycling of organic matter. However, few are considered pests because they cause damages to crops and wooden structures. Long based on the use of synthetic pesticides, the control of pestiferous termites is now focused on environmental friendly means including the use of plant extracts. Here, powder, acetonic and ethanolic extracts of Ctenium...

Author(s): Kodjo ADANDE, Oudjaniyobi SIMALOU, Boris Dodji KASSENEY and Eyabana MOLLONG

Medical Case Studies
A case report of medulloblastoma in the cerebellopontine angle in 1-year old child

January-December 2021

Medulloblastomas (MB) are malignant embryonic neuroepithelial tumors of the cerebellum, accounting for 25% of primary tumors of the Central Nervous System of childhood, which predominantly grow in the cerebellar vermis and hardly in the cerebellopontine angle (CPA). The study aims to report the surgical management of a childhood medulloblastoma in CPA. The author reports the case of a 1-year-old male child who initially...

Author(s): Átila Barros Magalhães, Camilla Daniella Ricardo de Azevedo, Joana de Sousa Ribeiro, Brunno Gomes Pinho, Herison Harrider Silva Vaz, João Fabrício Palheta da Silva, Feliciano Cordeiro Vassoler Macedo and Erik Leonardo Jennings Simões

Educational Research and Reviews
Dyslexia in higher education

April 2021

The number of students with learning disabilities in post-secondary institutions has grown substantially, and those with dyslexia compile the largest subgroup. This study explores the utility conceptualization of dyslexia by analyzing the subjective experiences of 30 students from two 2-year institutions. Interviews confirmed that these students exhibited dyslexic traits, and the study findings indicated that they used...

Author(s): Gregory Richardson  

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytotherapy
Green synthesis of silver nanoparticles through reduction with Euphorbia nivulia Buch.-Ham., stem bark extract: Characterization and antimicrobial activity

April-June 2021

Nanoparticles, because of their diversified applications in the field of modern medicine, have gained a lot of importance thrust area. In the present investigation, synthesis and characterization of Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) and their antimicrobial effect on certain pathogenic bacteria were studied. AgNPs were prepared by green synthesis process using stem extract of Euphorbia nivulia, from 1 mM AgNO3 solution. The...

Author(s): N. Sarojini Devi,  Y. Padma and  R. R. Venkata Raju

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Evaluation of the on-farm dairy technologies in Ethiopia: A review

April, 2021

The objective of this review is to provide an overview of the major achievements of on-farm dairy technologies in Ethiopia by reviewing a variety of documents from proceedings, articles, journals, and original research papers. Following the on-station generation and evaluation of dairy technologies, on-farm participatory verification of improved dairy cattle production packages has started. Since then, there are...

Author(s): Endale Yadessa, , Ulfina Galmessa, Lemma Fita and Temesgen Jembere

Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology
HIV-positive status disclosure with stable sexual partner at Gabriel Touré University Hospital, Bamako, Mali, 2017

April-June 2021

Preventing new cases of HIV infection and mother-to-child HIV transmission requires knowledge of the factors associated with HIV-positive status disclosure with the sexual partner. Our objective was to determine the factors associated with HIV-positive status disclosure with the stable sexual partner at Gabriel Touré University Hospital, Mali. We conducted a cross-sectional study from February to March 2017 at...

Author(s): Yaya Ballayira, Pauline Kiswendsida Yanogo, Fadima Diallo, Bernard Sawadogo, Simon Antara and Seydou Doumbia

African Journal of Medical and Health Sciences
Birth injuries in newborn: A prospective study of deliveries in South-East Nigeria

April 2021

Birth injury is an important cause of short and long-term deformity and disability in children. It is becoming an increasing source of litigation in developing countries. Exploring the magnitude of the problem in a resource-limited setting, and, identifying associated factors, will help reduce its occurrence. This surveillance for birth injuries is a 4-year prospective study conducted in the Enugu State University...

Author(s): Ekwochi Uchenna, Osuorah DI Chidiebere and Asinobi Isaac Nwabueze  

African Journal of Food Science
Application of wedge fracture test for texture analysis in boiled sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas)

April 2021

Several instrumental texture analysis methods have been developed for use in sweetpotato. However, there are very few reports on the use of the wedge fracture test. The purpose of the study was to develop a texture analysis method using a wedge fracture and evaluate its performance against compression test in assessing sweetpotato varieties with different cooking times. The optimal cooking time (OCT) of five sweetpotato...

Author(s): Linly Banda, Mukani Moyo, Mariam Nakitto, Jolien Swanckaert, Arnold Onyango, Esther Magiri, Gordon McDougall, Laurence Ducreux, Mark Taylor and Tawanda Muzhingi,

International Journal of Water Resources and Environmental Engineering
Intensity duration frequency relationship of maximum rainfall in a data scarce urbanized environment: A case study of the Guma Catchment in Sierra Leone

April-June, 2021

Rainfall intensity for a particular frequency and duration is one of the most important parameter for the hydrologic design of dam, reservoirs, storm sewers, culverts and many other hydraulic structures. This can be obtained from Intensity-Duration-Frequency (IDF) relationship, which is determined by frequency analysis of rainfall data. The goal of this research is to develop rainfall intensity-duration frequency...

Author(s): Amadu Barrie and Melvin B. D. Scott

African Journal of Food Science
Marketing potential of improved dried sardine (Sardinella gibossa) and capelin (Mallotus villosus) in the Southern Kenyan coast

April 2021

Traditional dried small fish are an important source of protein for low income people in many developing countries. The aim of this study was to determine marketing potential of improved dried sardine and capelin as new products in markets accustomed to traditional dried small fish. One hundred and twenty participants were recruited among shoppers at supermarkets and open-air markets in Kenya. Each participant received...

Author(s): Odoli Ogombe Cyprian, Kolbrun Sveinsdottir, Peter Michael Oduor-Odote and Sigurjon Arason,

Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology
Prevalence of tobacco use and associated risk factors among pregnant women in Maracha District, Uganda

April-June 2021

Globally, tobacco use has become the largest public health threat that kills around 7 million people annually, of which about 6 million deaths are due to direct tobacco use, and 890,000 are attributed to passive smoking. This study assessed  prevalence and associated risk factors of tobacco use among pregnant women, 15 to 49 years.  Health facility-based  analytical cross-sectional study was conducted...

Author(s): John Bosco Alege, Russall Okudra Jurua, and Judith Drazidio  

Educational Research and Reviews
The effect of corona virus related anxiety of students at faculty of sports science on their physical activity levels

April 2021

This study aimed to examine the effect of Covid-19 anxiety on physical activity levels of the Faculty of Sports Sciences students. The information was obtained from 233 students of the Faculty of Sport Sciences. As a result of the reliability analysis of the scales, the Cronbach's Alpha value of the coronavirus anxiety scale in athletes was found to be 93; Cronbach's Alpha value of the cognitive behavioral...

Author(s): Alper Kartal

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Seed germination and morphological characterization of traditional leafy vegetables

April, 2021

Traditional leafy vegetables provide affordable sources of micronutrients to many people in Zimbabwe. They are produced by smallholder farmers with limited knowledge on the agronomic value of high-quality seed and the seed is rarely tested to determine its quality. This study was therefore conducted to evaluate the germination of seeds of three traditional leafy vegetables sourced from five different farmers and the...

Author(s): Praxedis Dube and Paul C. Struik

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Soybean quality preferences by the Beninese small-scale soy food processors using conjoint analysis

April, 2021

Soybean is a food crop with a growing interest in Benin. This study aims to provide insight about the main quality characteristics of the grain preferred by small-scale soy processors and the main socio-economic factors which drive their preferences. 116 small-scale processors related to three main soy food products - “Soy Amon” (soy cheese), “Soy Afitin” (soya fermented condiment) and...

Author(s): Mênouwesso H. Hounhouigan, Ken M. G. Kounouewa, Martial R. N. Ablo and Paul T. M. Ingenbleek  

International Journal of Sociology and Anthropology
Exploring causes and consequences of squatter settlement in Jimma Town, Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia

April-June 2021

This study conducted on the area of squatter settlement in Jimma town is aimed to explore the socio-economic factors contributing to squatter settlement and its effect on social, economic and institutional conditions of settler and development of the town. The study was guided by qualitative approach and employed a cross-sectional and phenomenological design. The primary data required for the analysis was collected...

Author(s): Nega Abera Akirso

African Journal of Biotechnology
Molecular characterization of bacteria strians isolated from “JIKO”: A herbal preparation consumed in some parts of Kaduna metropolis, Nigeria

April 2021

Herbal products are considered as phytomedicines which are used as complementary medicine and without adequate monitoring they are leased straightaway into the market. Preparation, transportation and handling of these products can lead to high microbial contamination which can be harmful to human health. The aim of this research was to molecularly characterize some multiple resistance bacteria obtained from JIKO which...

Author(s): Ebipade Kereakede, Mohammed Sani Abdulsalami, Nkechi Eucharia Egbe, Victoria Moltong Yilwa, Enimie Endurance Oaikhena, Elizabeth Omolola Oladapo, Asabe Danjuma and Kingsley Onuh

International Journal of Water Resources and Environmental Engineering
Influence of a quasi-delegated management framework on sustainable distribution of quality drinking water in Umoja Innercore Estate, Nairobi

April-June, 2021

Managing drinking water in its distribution pathways is one of the main indicators of the quality of service provided to the consumer. Its quality management is important since human health and livelihoods depend on adequate, clean, reliable water supplies. Unfortunately, this is not true to many neighborhoods in developing countries and the quality of water distributed in Umoja Innercore is no exemption. This research...

Author(s): Nyakundi Victor, Munala Gerryshom, Makworo Micah, Shikuku James and Ali Muhammad

Journal of Accounting and Taxation
The COVID-19 and earnings management: China’s evidence

April-June 2021

This study investigated the relationship between the COVID-19 outbreak and the Chinese listed firms’ earnings management practices. It also examined how this relationship was moderated by the Chinese listed firms’ corporate social responsibility (CSR) and the external corporate governance mechanism. The data in this study were mainly retrieved from the China Stock Market and Accounting Research (CSMAR)...

Author(s): He Xiao and Jianqun Xi

International Journal of Sociology and Anthropology
Postpartum consultation attendance at the maternity ward in Sokoura, Côte d’Ivoire

April-June 2021

This study investigates why postpartum women cannot or will not receive postpartum consultations at the maternity ward in Sokoura, Côte d’Ivoire. It aims to present the sociocultural, economic, infrastructural and organisational factors limiting new mothers’ access to postpartum care and to suggest ways to encourage them to seek out such care. A qualitative approach was adopted and data was collected...

Author(s): Adou Serge Judicaël Anoua, Akissi Bernadette Kouadio, Kouamé Frédéric Signo and Yao Vincent Dibi

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Effect of seed priming on seedling emergence and growth of bitter kola (Garcinia kola) in Owerri, Nigeria

March, 2021

The potted experiment was conducted in the early planting season of 2018, at the Teaching and Research Farm of Imo State University, Owerri, Nigeria to ascertain the effects of seed priming using water, coconut water and moringa leaf extract on the seedling emergence and growth of bitter kola. Completely Randomized Design was used with four treatments and three replicates. The treatments were thus; soaking of bitter...

Author(s): Nwonuala A. I. and Christo I. E.  

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Assessment of Organic Fertilizer usage by vegetable farmers in Ondo State South West, Nigeria

March, 2021

The study analysed the assessment of organic fertilizer usage by vegetable farmers in Ondo State South West, Nigeria. Primary data were collected from one hundred randomly selected vegetable farmers through a multistage sampling procedure in the study area. Data were analysed using descriptive statistics, budgetary analysis and probit regression analysis. Findings of the study revealed that larger percentage (77.0%) of...

Author(s): Oladapo A. and Afolami C. A.  

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Feed intake, digestibility and growth performance of Begait sheep kept under different feeding options

March, 2021

Thirty intact growing lambs were used to evaluate feed intake, digestibility and growth performance of Begait sheep breed kept under different feeding options. Animals were used in randomized completely block design with three dietary treatments in ten replicates. Treatments were grass hay fed ad libitum to all treatments plus a mixed diet of 48% wheat bran, 15% molasses, 35% cotton seed cake, 1% salt and 1% limestone...

Author(s): Kahsu Atsbha, Tikabo Gebremariam and Teferi Aregawi  

Educational Research and Reviews
Examination of prospective psychological counselors' therapeutic alliance skills with their attachment styles and self-regulation skills

March 2021

This study aimed to examine the relationship between the therapeutic alliance developed by prospective psychological counselors with clients in their psychological counseling practices and their attachment styles and self-regulation skills. The study used a correlational survey model and was carried out on 460 prospective psychological counselors. Data were collected using the Psychological Counseling Form of the...

Author(s): Kandemir Mehmet

Educational Research and Reviews
Difficulties encountered by students during distance education in times of confinement in Turkey

March 2021

This article presents the issue of distance education in times of confinement. In particular, it points out the difficulties encountered by masters and doctoral students at French Language Teaching Department (FLT) of Marmara University during distance education. In this research, a semi-structured interview form, one of the qualitative research methods, was applied to 20 students. The data was collected from May to...

Author(s): Yaprak Türkân Yücelsin-Ta?

African Journal of Food Science
Handling practices and microbiological quality of kayabo - salted sun-dried nileperch Lates niloticus from Lake Victoria, Tanzania

March 2021

This study assessed handling practices and microbiological contamination of salted sun-dried Nile Perch, Lates niloticus, commonly known as Kayabo in Tanzania. The processors of Kayabo were small-scale processors located at Kanyama and Mwaloni, Mwanza. Mixed methods (observations, face-to-face interviews, and microbiological sampling) were used to assess handling practices of processors and...

Author(s): Nuru E. Mwasulama, Jamal B. Kussaga and Bendantunguka P. M. Tiisekwa  

African Journal of Biotechnology
Comparison of homogenization methods for extraction of maize cob metabolites

March 2021

Previous proteomic studies have shown maize cob tissue to have an essential role in pathogen defense. Currently, there are no studies published regarding neither maize cob metabolomic profiles nor an accepted method of metabolite extraction from cob. This study assesses the reproducibility of metabolite extraction from the cobs of fungal pathogen -resistant and -susceptible cultivars. Hand grinding, mechanical...

Author(s): Jeremy Winders and Tibor Pechan

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