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International Journal of Nursing and Midwifery
Nurses’ perspectives about context specific job factors and coping strategies for back pain experiences among nurses in Lusaka, Zambia: A qualitative study

January-March 2020

Nurses comprise the largest group of the health care workforce and play a central role in patient care activities. This study explored nurses’ perspectives about context specific job factors and coping strategies for back pain experiences among nurses in Lusaka, Zambia. An interpretive paradigm qualitative research design was used. Participants were selected using maximum variation including enrolled and...

Author(s): Loveness A. Nkhata, Yolandi Brink, Dawn Ernstzen and Quinnette A. Louw  

Journal of Medicinal Plants Research
Evaluation of the biological activities of leaf and bark extracts of Ficus platiphylla Delile, a medicinal plant used in Mali

March, 2020

Leaves and barks of Ficus platiphylla are used in traditional medicine in western Africa for treating bacterial infections. The aim of this work was to screen the biological activities of extracts of the plant. Three common bacterial strains were used in this study. The antiradical and antibacterial activities were assessed respectively by spectrophotometric and agar diffusion methods. The bark and leaves are very rich...

Author(s): Mamadou Abdoulaye Konaré, Nouhoum Diarra, Cheickna Cissé,  Daouda Abdoul Karim Traoré,, Issiaka Togola, Adounigna Kassogué, Rokia Sanogo, and Aboubacar Sidiki Ouattara  

Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics
Assessing the likelihood of adoption of orange-flesh sweet potato genotypes in Sierra Leone

January-March 2020

The adoption of research outputs to bring the desired impacts is a major factor of any research work. Based on this premise, adoption likelihood analysis was used to determine the maximum likelihood of adoption of orange flesh sweet potato (OFSP) in Sierra Leone. The study was conducted in Western Area, Moyamba, Bo, Kenema and Bombali districts. A multi-stage sampling procedure was employed to select the study samples....

Author(s): Osman Nabay, Martin Koroma, Adolphus Jeremy Johnson, Emmanuel Sahr Hinckley, Gibrilla Dumbuya and Jebeh Samba-Bakar  

Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics
Evaluation of technical efficiency of edible oil production: The case of canola production in Kieni West Constituency, Kenya

January-March 2020

Globally, the vegetable oil demand is growing due to rising food consumption in emerging countries such as China and due to the high demand for biofuels. The current world vegetable production estimates stand at 187 million tons for the year 2016/2017. Of the estimated vegetable oil production, 70.3 million tons (37.6%) comes from palm and palm kernel, 55 million tons (30%) arise from soybean while the remaining 32.5%...

Author(s): Crispas Muiru Wambui and Eucabeth Majiwa  

Journal of Horticulture and Forestry
Evaluation of multi-functional fodder tree and shrub species in mid-altitudes of South Omo Zone, Southern Ethiopia

January-March 2020

A study was conducted to evaluate the early growth performance and nutrient composition of some selected tree/shrub species in the fodder bank agroforestry system. Moringa stenopetala, Terminalia brownii, Morus alba, Melia azedarach, and Sesbania sesban were used for this study. Square quadrants of 16 m2 plot sizes were established with the RCBD of three replications. Seedlings were planted with 1 m × 1 m spacing...

Author(s): Asmelash Tesfaye Gebremedhin Alemayehu Hido Gedo Getahun Yakob Edo and Shimelis Tessema Haile  

Journal of Plant Breeding and Crop Science
Evaluating natural infection of fungal, bacterial and viral pathogens to dry bean genotypes under field conditions

January-March 2020

Fungal, bacterial and viral diseases are economic foliar diseases that cause yield losses, between 40 and 100%, in commonly grown dry bean cultivars in the world. Development of disease resistance genotypes is a complex interaction between genetic and environmental factors. This study focused on determining the natural infection of disease-causing pathogens of angular leaf spot, powdery mildew, bacterial blight and bean...

Author(s): Papias H. Binagwa, Guohao He, Marceline Egnin, Gregory C.  Bernard, Desmond Mortley and Conrad K. Bonsi  

Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology
Evaluation of the delivery of biological specimens from health care facilities to the National Laboratory in Abidjan, Cote D’ivoire

January - March 2020

In 2018, the National Institute of Public Hygiene (INHP) signed an agreement with a courier deliver company to transport specimens from health facilities at district level to the national laboratory in Abidjan. This study aims to evaluate the quality of the specimens transport system, one year after implementation. The duration of specimen’s delivery was used as a quality indicator. It is the difference between...

Author(s): Kadjo Florence, Ngattia Anderson, Savané Sita,  Koffi Félix, Beugré Landry and Coulibaly Daouda

Journal of Ecology and The Natural Environment
Structure of Acacia senegal (L.) wild settlements in southwest Niger: Case of the gum tree site in the rural district of Guéchémé

January-March 2020

This study conducted in the rural district of Guéchémé (Tibiri county, Dosso region, Niger) aims at characterizing Acacia senegal settlements of the village of Lido. The methodology consisted in floristic sampling of 1000 m2 plots, measuring diameters 20 cm off the ground for shrubs and 1.30 m for trees. The results made it possible to determine the structure of A. senegal, representing significant...

Author(s): Abdoul Kader Soumaila SINA, Abdou AMANI, Laouali ABDOU, Amadou GARBA and Ali MAHAMANE,

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Ultraviolet B radiation affects growth, physiology and fiber quality of cotton

March, 2020

The effects of artificial biologically effective UV-B radiation on a range of growth and physiological parameters in two cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) cultivars (Romanos and Allegria) were recorded. Three levels of biologically effective UV-B were used: (1) zero (2) ambient and (3) elevated (determined as that associated with a notional 15% depletion of stratospheric ozone). Plants were grown under artificial light in...

Author(s): Demetrius Zouzoulas, Emmanuel Vardavakis, Spyridon D. Koutroubas, Andreas Kazantzidis and Vasileios Salamalikis  

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Contribution of parkland agroforestry in supplying fuel wood and its main challenges in Tigray, Northern, Ethiopia

March, 2020

Agroforestry is an aged practice in the Ethiopian farming systems of which parkland trees comprise the large part of agricultural landscapes. It is also the most dominant agroforestry practice in the semi-arid and sub-humid zones of Ethiopia. However, there is lack of research based evidence that shows the contribution of parkland agroforestry on fulfilling households’ fuel wood demand and towards improving the...

Author(s): Kahsay Aregawi Hagos  

African Journal of Pure and Applied Chemistry
Synthesis and characterization of carboxymethyl cellulose from Musa paradisiaca and Tithonia diversifolia

January-March 2020

Cellulose is the most abundant biomass in nature with properties that have enabled its application in different industrial processes. Its derivative, sodium carboxymethyl cellulose serves as an additive in food and non-food products such as desserts, detergents, paints etc. In this study, carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) was synthesized from cellulose isolated from three ligno-cellulosic biomass, Tithonia diversifolia...

Author(s): Alabi F. M., Lajide L., Ajayi O. O., Adebayo A. O., Emmanuel S. and Fadeyi A. E.  

Journal of African Studies and Development
Gendered patterns of labour-force participation and productivity in tourism and hotel sectors in Arusha and Moshi urban areas, Tanzania

January-March 2020

This study examines the position of gendered labour participation in influencing gendered productivity within the hotel and tourism sectors of the Tanzanian economy. The study aims to identify and analyse the extent to which gendered labour participation influences productivity of some selected firms in Tanzania.  Drawing on a survey of hotels and tour operators in Arusha and Moshi, this study took a holistic...

Author(s): George Felix Masanja  

Journal of African Studies and Development
Towards a theoretical model linking university education to climate change interventions in the African context

January-March 2020

Climate change education continues to gain popularity among educationalists especially at university level. The Paris Agreement on climate change 2015 advocated for support towards this approach especially for universities in the developing nations. This paper aims to present a model linking university education to climate change interventions in the African context. This model has been developed based on findings from...

Author(s): David Ssekamatte  

International Journal of English and Literature
Semantic roles in Ruluuli-Runyala

January-March 2020

In this paper, we provide a detailed analysis of the semantic roles of applicative arguments in Ruluuli-Runyala. We present the semantic roles of applicative objects in view of the participant roles as semantically defined under sense relations: There is a general assumption that arguments of a verb could be allocated only one of these roles. The analysis follows the theoretical framework which contextualises...

Author(s): Atuhairwe Amos

Journal of Geography and Regional Planning
Rural-urban migration and household livelihood in the Agona West Municipality, Ghana

January-March 2020

Rural-urban migration, a multidimensional phenomenon, is becoming part of the daily reality in Ghana and many other developing countries. For instance, the impact of migration on households whose member(s) migrated is relatively not very clear. A study was therefore undertaken to examine and explain the impact of rural-urban migration on rural migrant’s households’ livelihood in three communities in Agona...

Author(s): Tanle A., Ogunleye-Adetona C. I. and Arthor G.

African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology
Land capability analysis and delineation of erosion prone areas in the case of Kulfo Watershed, Abaya Chamo Basin

March 2020

Land is a basic natural resource which is essential for the survival and development of human being, since it supports all kind of livelihood and infrastructure. But due to varying drivers it is under the threat of degradation. Thus, the aim of this research was to analyze the land capability and delineation of erosion prone areas for sustainable watershed management in the case of Kulfo watershed located in the Abaya...

Author(s): Teshome Yirgu, Yibeltal Yihunie, Alemu Assele and Teklu Wogayehu

Journal of Geography and Regional Planning
Climate change and smart city development: The challenge of non- implementation of Abuja-Nigeria light rail project

January-March 2020

In the present century, there has been increasing global pressure on governments to implement policies to incentivize reductions in CO2 emissions based on the devastating effects of global climate change. Researchers generally have established the fact that the automobile sector generates more than 50% of the atmospheric carbon concentration. It has also become obvious that FCC-Abuja Nigeria is merely a replica of Lagos...

Author(s): Jaiye Dukiya  

Journal of Geography and Regional Planning
Public-Private Partnership (PPP) in residential solid waste management in Ibadan: Challenges and opportunities

January-March 2020

Waste management authorities have adopted different strategies at different times in managing waste in Nigeria. In spite of the various efforts put in place, municipal solid waste remains one of the most conspicuous and repugnant environmental problems that threaten the Nigerian city. This paper examines the challenges and opportunities of Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) in residential solid waste management in...

Author(s): Moruf Adekunle Alabi, Oluwasinaayomi Faith Kasim and Mubarak Olatunji Lasisi  

African Journal of Marketing Management
Assessing the attitude towards mobile marketing among university students

January-March 2020

The study was initiated to assess the attitude towards mobile marketing among students of Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia. The objective of the study is to evaluate whether the university students have accepted Mobile/SMS advertising positively and to understand the issues students experienced and the thoughts they perceived from educational perspective considering different factors affecting their attitude towards...

Author(s): Aemro Worku, Haile Shitahun, Yonas Mebrate, Adino Andaregie

Journal of Geology and Mining Research
The geotechnical properties of the oolitic ironstone formation, Wadi Halfa, North Sudan

January-March 2020

Wadi Halfa Oolitic Ironstone Formation (WHOIF) covers large areas around Wadi Halfa border town in Northern Sudan. The detrital framework grains of sandstone of WHOIF are composed of sub-angular to sub-rounded quartz grains followed by feldspars, lithic fragments, micas and heavy minerals. The dominant cementing materials are iron oxides, carbonate cement, and some clay minerals. Twelve block samples were carefully...

Author(s): Abazar M. A. Daoud, Rashed M. A., Elsharief A. M., Kadry N. Sediek and Elamein, A. M.  

African Journal of Microbiology Research
MALDI-TOF identification of Campylobacter isolated from patients consulted in private laboratories in France

February 2020

Campylobacter is a major agent of gastroenteritis worldwide. The incidence and prevalence of campylobacteriosis have been increasing in both developed and developing countries over the last decade. In this study, 197 strains of successive Campylobacter-like were identified in French laboratories in September 2018. Bacterial isolates from clinical samples were identified with a mass spectrometer (Ultraflex III TOF/TOF...

Author(s): René Dembélé, Astrid Ducournau, Alice Buissonnière, Lucie Bruhl, Francis Megraud, Emilie Bessède, Nicolas Barro, and Philippe Lehours,  

Educational Research and Reviews
The level of readability of the computer sciences textbook among the eleventh grade students in Jordan

February 2020

This study aimed to identify readability level of computer science textbooks among the Jordanian eleventh grade students. A cross-sectional, descriptive study was conducted. The study population consisted of all eleventh graders of Al-Mafraq education directorate. The study sample comprised 122 male and female eleventh graders, chosen by intended sampling method from two public schools. However, to answer the research...

Author(s): Khalid Qudah, Mohammed Kh. Muflih and Sana’a Sardiah  

International Journal of Sociology and Anthropology
Possible selves of a hashtag: Moving from the theory of speech acts to cultural objects to interpret hashtags

January-March 2020

In recent years hashtag studies have increased their numbers. The role of hashtags becomes increasingly predominant in social media studies. Many researchers wonder how to study them, ending up treating them in an aggregate way and turning to big data and static-mathematical modeling. This type of studies seem to consider hashtags as tools, favoring a single analysis perspective. In fact, The studies and the research...

Author(s): Gevisa La Rocca

African Journal of Biotechnology
Immobilization of the Carioca bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) extract on SiO2-TiO2 aiming the determination of the herbicide Simazine

February 2020

Pesticides are identified as hazardous contaminants due to high toxicity and persistence in the environment. In this context, it is necessary to monitor these pollutants in the environment in situ, with the use of low cost analytical techniques and of quick response. Biosensors are presented as a complementary analytical tool to more complex techniques, such as chromatography. The present work aims to develop, in a...

Author(s): Francisca das Chagas Sobral Silva Mihos, Emerson Schwingel Ribeiro, Maria Helena Wohlers Morelli Cardoso, Lucia Helena Pinto Bastos, Lívia Maria da Costa Silva and Andréa Medeiros Salgado  

African Journal of Microbiology Research
Biofilm-inhibition activities of fractions of Senna Siamea (LAM) Irwin & Barneby leaf against Escherichia coli

February 2020

Escherichia coli has carved its niche in the urinary tract with the formation of a formidable matrix called biofilm. This biofilm is not only recalcitrant to the body’s immune system but also resistant to antibacterial agents. Senna siamea (Lam) Irwin and Barneby is a medicinal plant with established antibacterial effect against planktonic cells of many bacteria. An attempt was made herein to evaluate the effect...

Author(s): Usman N. A., Adeshina G. O., Tytler B. A. and Abdulrahim U.

African Journal of Microbiology Research
Biological activity and production of metabolites from Amazon endophytic fungi

February 2020

Obtaining bioactive metabolites from endophytic microorganisms has become increasingly more interesting in the last few decades, since endophytes are known for their biotechnological potential. However, studies involving endophytic microbiota from tropical hosts are still scarce. In this study, the production of bioactive metabolites from endophytic fungi isolated from Amazonian plants were evaluated. Two fungi...

Author(s): Raiana Silveira Gurgell, Juliana Gisele Corrêa Rodrigues, Rosiane Rodrigues Matias, Bárbara Nunes Batista, Rafael Lopes e Oliveira and Patrícia Melchionna Albuquerque,  

Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics
Determinants of recommended agronomic practices adoption among wheat producing smallholder farmers in Sekela District of West Gojjam Zone, Ethiopia

January-March 2020

Development of the Ethiopian economy is directly related to the transformation of the agricultural sector which is manifested with low utilization of recommended agronomic practices, improved farm inputs, and dependency on traditional farming and rainfall. As a result, low production and productivity of agriculture were prevalent over the last years. This study aims to identify the factors influencing adoption of...

Author(s): Gedefaw Abebe and Sisay Debebe  

Journal of Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology
Impact of industrial effluents, domestic wastewater and natural dams on heavy metals concentrations in vegetables cultivated in Northern Nigeria

January-June 2020

Vegetable cultivation is increasing because of its health benefit. However, in areas with limited fresh water, irrigation is from industrial and domestic wastewaters. Consumption of crops with high heavy metal content poses concern to health. A comparative analysis was conducted using AAS (Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer) to determine the concentration of heavy metals in some vegetables irrigated with industrial...

Author(s): Emmanuel Bernard and Olayiwola, M. Ayandeji  

African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology
Impacts of climate change on sorghum production in North Eastern Ethiopia

February 2020

Climate change/variability is a global concern that is seriously affecting developing and least developed countries which rain-fed based agriculture is predominantly the basis for  their livelihood and socio-economic system. Adverse impacts of climate change and variability, in most developing and least developed countries like Ethiopia, is growing in time and exert pressure on agricultural systems which changes...

Author(s): Eshetu Zewdu, Gebre Hadgu and Lisanework Nigatu  

African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology
Comparative study of physicochemical parameters of wastewater discharged at the beaches of the Dakar Coast

February 2020

The region of Dakar is characterized by a high population density often leading to a problem of development of the sewage network not equipped with a treatment station. The ejection of these raw untreated waters on the Dakar coast continually causes pollution of bays, seawater and threatens life in the aquatic environment and human health. The objective of this study is to assess the physicochemical quality of the...

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

African Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
Antiproliferative and cytotoxic activity of Hematite (α-Fe2O3) nanoparticles from Butea monosperma on MCF-7 Cells

February, 2020

Silver nanoparticles (Hematite (α-Fe2O3) have been used as an antimicrobial and as disinfectant. Nevertheless, there is limited data about its antitumor potential. This study focused on investigating the cytotoxic effects of Hematite (α-Fe2O3) from Butea monosperma flower extract on MCF-7 breast cancer cells and its mechanism of action.  Green method was created for the synthesis of Hematite...

Author(s): B. Behera, S. Pradhan, A. Samantaray and D. Pradhan  

International Journal of Psychology and Counselling
Social guidance and counselling support services on the study habits of distance learners: A case of learners in Bachelor of Education programmes by distance learning of University of Nairobi, Kenya

January-March 2020

Distance learners in some studies have reported feelings of isolation and lack of direction in developing effective study habits. The purpose of this study is to establish the extent to which social guidance and counselling influence study habits of learners in Bachelor of Educational programmes by distance learning of the University of Nairobi. Data were collected using structured questionnaire. Simple random and...

Author(s): Janet Orero Obiero, Charles Kimamo and Anne Assey  

Journal of Medicinal Plants Research
Systematic review: Medicinal use and scientific elucidation of the Piper genus for the treatment of symptoms and inflammatory diseases

February, 2020

The aim of this study was to conduct a systematic review that reported the medicinal use of the genus Piper, and pharmacological elucidations for the treatment of symptoms and processes of inflammation and inflammatory diseases. The systematic review was prepared in accordance with PRISMA guidelines. The databases used for this research were the Web of Science and Scopus, where associations with the terms were applied...

Author(s): Cícera Norma Fernandes Lima, Luciene Ferreira de Lima, Denise Bezerra Correia, Sara Tavares de Sousa Machado, Jéssica Pereira de Sousa, Enaide Soares Santos, Gyllyandeson de Araújo Delmondes, Irwin Rose Alencar de Menezes, Cícero Francisco Bezerra Felipe, Henrique Douglas Melo Coutinho and Marta Regina Kerntopf  

Journal of Plant Breeding and Crop Science
Identification of single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) markers closely linked with powdery mildew resistance gene Pm5e in wheat

January-March 2020

Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) is one of the most important food crops worldwide. Powdery mildew (Pm), caused by Blumeria graminis f. sp. tritici is a severe disease in wheat production. Gene Pm5e, from a Chinese wheat cultivar Fuzhuang 30 has proven to be a valuable resistance source for Pm in breeding. To further map this gene and develop Kompetitive allele-specific PCR (KASP) assays for marker-assisted selection (MAS),...

Author(s): Xiufang Yuan, Honggang Wang and Shubing Liu  

African Journal of Plant Science
Morphological traits associated with anthracnose (Colletotrichum lindemuthianum) resistance in selected common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) genotypes

February 2020

Common bean is among the most important legume crop for protein source in people’s diet globally and including Kenya. Anthracnose is a common disease of legumes that causes yield loss of up to 90-100%. The aim of the study is to investigate the morphological traits associated with anthracnose resistance in selected common bean genotypes in Kenya. The study was done in three varied agro-ecological zones; University...

Author(s): Gaudencia J. Kiptoo , Miriam G. Kinyua , Lexa G. Matasyoh, and Oliver K. Kiplagat  

African Journal of Plant Science
Evaluation of the relative feed value of indigenous savanna forage shrub species in Ghana

February 2020

Animal performance mainly depends on the quantity and quality of forage available as feed and animal feed represents one of the major costs in animal production. This research was conducted in the Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment Experimental Field at University for Development Studies, Nyankpala Campus to evaluate the relative feed value of four indigenous savanna forage shrubs. These shrubs were cultivated...

Author(s): Ziblim Abukari Imoro  

African Journal of Microbiology Research
Phylogenetic analysis of multidrug resistant E. coli isolates from the urinary tract in Bushenyi district, Uganda using the new Clermont phylotyping method

February 2020

Due to the increasing rates of multidrug resistance (MDR) among the Enterobacteriaceae that cause urinary tract infections (UTIs), selection of antimicrobial agents for empirical therapy is becoming a major challenge. This study determines the antimicrobial resistance profiles, multidrug resistance profiles, multiple antibiotic resistance indices (MARI), factors associated with MDR UTIs and the phylogenetic groups of...

Author(s): Martin Odoki, Adamu Almustapha Aliero, Julius Tibyangye, Sarah Kemuma Onkoba, Bashir Alkali, Josephat Nyabayo Maniga, Emmanuel Eilu, Eddie Wampande, Charles Drago Kato, Ezera Agwu, and Joel Bazira

Educational Research and Reviews
Evaluation of the reading habits of Indian students (reading aloud and reading silently) from low, middle and high class schools

February 2020

Language acquisition and memory models are created more quickly in the brain in early childhood. If reading habit is cultivated in children early, it will enhance their language skills and perception. This study aims to evaluate the conventional practices of reading habits in Indian children from lower, middle, and upper socio-economic backgrounds and to suggest some new methods based on the results of a survey using...

Author(s): Lalit Gehlot, Hailah A Al-Khalaf, and Himani Gehlot  

African Journal of Biotechnology
Isolation of ursolic acid from the leaves of Ocimum lamiifolium collected from Addis Ababa Area, Ethiopia

February 2020

Ocimum lamiifolium is a well known medicinal plant in Ethiopia. Fresh leaves of the plant are squeezed and sniffed to treat colds and coughs and as an eye rinse for eye infections, while crushed leaves are used to arrest nose bleeding. In this study phytochemical investigation on the methanol extracts of this plant collected from Addis Ketema subcity, Addis Ababa. A triterpene, namely ursolic acid, was isolated using...

Author(s): Girma Birhanu  

International Journal of Genetics and Molecular Biology
Morphological diversity patterns among selected elite Shea trees (Vitellaria paradoxa C.F. Gaertn.) from Tchologo and Bagoué districts in Northern Côte d’Ivoire

January-June 2020

Agromorphological diversity structure of the elite shea trees identified in village lands and conserved in situ in the districts of Bagoué and Tchologo by the shea breeding program of the University of Peleforo Gon Coulibaly (UPGC, Côte d’Ivoire), are not known. In the present study, we characterized the agromorphological parameters of 220 elite shea trees using a set of 12 quantitative traits. The...

Author(s): YAO Saraka Didier Martial, DIARRASSOUBA Nafan, ATTIKORA Affi Jean Paul, FOFANA Inza Jesus, DAGO Dougba Noel and SILUE Souleymane  

Journal of Plant Breeding and Crop Science
Genotype by environment interaction and yield stability analysis of open pollinated maize varieties using AMMI model in Afar Regional State, Ethiopia

January-March 2020

The present study attempts to analyze the magnitude of GxE interaction and evaluates the adaptability and stability of open pollinated maize genotypes for grain yield, using AMMI (Additive Main Effects and Multiplicative Interaction) model. The field experiment was conducted for two consecutive years during the off seasons of 2016/17 and 2017/18 at three locations namely, Awra, Dalifage and Dubti. The experiment in each...

Author(s): Mohammed Abate  

African Journal of Medical and Health Sciences
Sero-prevalence of Hepatitis B and C infection among patients with end stage renal disease at haemodialysis initiation

February 2020

Hepatitis sero-positivity at initiation of haemodialysis may suggest a causal role or arise due to repeated blood transfusions and reduced immunity associated with advanced chronic kidney disease.  This study was to determine the sero-prevalence of Hepatitis B and C infection at initiation of haemodialysis, and describe the clinical characteristics and outcome of patients.  This is a cross-sectional study of...

Author(s): Ogochukwu Chinedum Okoye  

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Analysis of farmers’ perceived and observed climate variability and change in Didessa sub-basin, Blue Nile River, Ethiopia

February, 2020

Farmers’ local knowledge of how the climate is changing is crucial in anticipating the effects of climate change, as only farmers who know/perceive the impacts will develop coping and adaption measures. The study is designed to assess farmers’ perception and understanding in climate variability and change and to establish the observed climate change parameters with farmer’s perception and climate...

Author(s): Chala Dechassa, Belay Simane and Bamlaku Alamerew  

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Identification and mapping QTLs of bolting time in purple cai-tai (Brassica rapa L. var. purpurea)

February, 2020

Bolting time is a crucial agronomic trait for yield and quality in purple cai-tai (Brassica. rapa L. var. purpurea), but the genetic mechanism controlling the procedure remains unknown. In the present study, a double haploid (DH) population derived from two inbred lines of purple cai-tai 4-1 and 040-3 was constructed to identify the quantitative trait loci (QTLs) of bolting time. Genetic linkage map was performed by...

Author(s): Xiao-Hui Deng, Qi-Jun Nie, Zheng-meng Qiu, Cai-xia Gan, Lei Cui, and Feng-Juan Zhu,  

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Sensory evaluation of coffee cultivars in the Campo das Vertentes Mesoregion, Minas Gerais

February, 2020

The objective of this study was to evaluate the sensory characteristics of coffees from Coffea arabica L. groups, in municipalities located in the Campo das Vertentes mesoregion, in the State of Minas Gerais. Natural and parchment coffees, after drying, consisted of 100% mature fruits. The experiment was carried out on 14 coffee farms located in the municipalities of Carmo da Mata, Oliveira, Santo Antônio do...

Author(s): Bruno Batista Ribeiro, Antonio Nazareno Guimarães Mendes, Alex Mendonça de Carvalho, Francisco Mickael de Medeiros Câmara and Renato Ribeiro Lima

Journal of Plant Breeding and Crop Science
Fusarium oxysporum Race 1 resistance and quality traits variations in apple banana germplasm

January-March 2020

Musa species, AAB genome group, commonly known as Sukali Ndizi (SND) in Uganda, has attained a substantial commercial value in the recent past owing to its superior fruit quality attributes and better prices. However, its sustainable production and productivity are highly threatened by Fusarium wilt. To facilitate large scale area expansion of this important dessert banana, the present study was carried out to identify...

Author(s): Henry Buregyeya,, Robooni Tumuhimbise, Moses Matovu, Kashub S. Tumwesigye, Jerome Kubiriba, Kephas Nowankunda, Wilberforce K. Tushemereirwe,  Deborah Karamura, Eldad Karamura, Robert M. Kityo and Patrick Rubaihayo  

Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development
Comparison between public and private extension services for sugarcane production in Muzaffargarh District, Punjab, Pakistan

January-March 2020

Sugarcane industry is at second position after textile industry in Pakistan. By the export of refined sugar, it plays a significant role in the economy of the country. Public and private sectors extension field staff work with sugarcane growers to improve their per acre yield. The research was conducted to compare and identify the services provided by those two sectors. A total of 150 respondents were selected randomly...

Author(s): Muhammad Zahid Farooq, Badar Naseem Siddiqui, Khalid Masud, M. Rameez Akram Khan, Waqar-ul-Hassan Tareen, Muhammad Ali, Adnan Rayit, Syed Ali Asghar Shah, Khawaja Muhammad Dawood, Muhammad and Ghazanfar Naeem  

Journal of Petroleum and Gas Engineering
Performance evaluation of Mucuna solannie as a drilling fluid additive in water-base mud at cold temperature

January-June 2020

Weighted and unweighted aqueous mud formulations from a biomaterial, at cold temperature of 5°C, were tested for their rheological characteristics. Based on API guidelines and recommended equipment for drilling fluid tests, the rheological properties of the formulations were determined. The muds exhibited pseudoplastic behaviour. The fluid loss volumes of the weighted and unweighted muds are 14 and 21 ml,...

Author(s): Duru U. I., Onyejekwe I. M., Isu D. O., Uwaezuoke N. and Arinkoola A. O.  

Journal of Economics and International Finance
Causal links between foreign direct investment and import demand in ECOWAS Countries: A view through meta-analysis

January-March 2020

This study examines the relationship between Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and import demand for 11 member countries of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) during the period 1970-2017. We employ a causality test based on Meta-analysis which considers the issues of cross-sectional dependency and slope heterogeneity among countries. The empirical findings indicate that the causal nexus between FDI and...

Author(s): Keho Yaya  

Journal of Accounting and Taxation
The impact of value-added tax (VAT) implementation on Saudi banks

January-March 2020

The study aims to identify the impact of value-added tax (VAT) on Saudi banks, through measuring the impact of changes in the banks before and after the implementation of Value Added Tax (VAT), in all of total assets, total liabilities, customer deposits, retained earnings, total operating income, total operating expenses and net operating income. The study targeted the fourth quarter of 2017 (before the implementation...

Author(s): Meshari Alhussain  

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