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Journal of Stored Products and Postharvest Research
Hermetic storage of maize grain in repurposed food oil containers to control maize weevils

July-September 2021

Insect-related grain loss is a significant problem in Uganda and other countries in sub Saharan Africa. The maize weevil (Sitophilus zeamais Motschulsky) is one of the major insect pests that infests stored maize grain (Zea mays Linneaus). This study demonstrates the feasibility of hermetic or “air-tight” storage for protecting maize from maize weevil damage using low-cost repurposed food oil containers....

Author(s): Thomas J. Brumm, Carl J. Bern and David F. Webber

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

Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology
Factors associated with malnutrition among children under 5 years of age in the Health Care District of Danané, Ivory Coast, January 1 to March 31, 2017: A case control study

July-September 2021

Child malnutrition is a public health problem in Côte d’Ivoire. The persistence of malnutrition, sometimes looking like an epidemic, seems contradictory in view of the many natural potentialities available in the Health Care District of Danané. The level of rainfall conducive to cereal production is satisfactory; this should normally guarantee minimum food availability. Through this work, we aim to...

Author(s): Kouamé Apolinaire N&#;Guettia, Pauline Kiswendsida Yanogo, Jean Kaboré and Nicolas Meda,

African Journal of Microbiology Research
Human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) subtype diversity in Busia, Western Kenya

September 2021

HIV infection is currently the single biggest epidemic globally. HIV the etiologic agent for AIDS is divided into two types: HIV-1 and HIV-2. HIV-2 is rare and is mainly found in some parts of West Africa. HIV-1 accounts for most cases of AIDS reported globally. HIV-1 strains can be classified into four groups: The "major" group M, group O, group N and the most recent group P. All of which may represent...

Author(s): James Munyao Kingoo, Anne WT Muigai, Viviene Matiru and Samoel A. Khamadi

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 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
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 Medicinal Plants Research
Effect of n-hexane extract of baobab (Adansonia digitata) fruit on biochemical parameters of l-ng-nitro arginine methyl ester induced hypertension in rats

September, 2021

L-NG-Nitro arginine methyl ester (L-NAME) was used to induce hypertension in this experiment and the intervention plant extract was Adansonia digitata fruit. A total of 30 rats were used for this research and divided into 6 groups of 5 animals each. Group 1 was control (water and feed ad libidum), group 2 (L-NAME), group 3 (ramipril 10 mg/kg), group 4 (A. digitata 200 mg/kg), group 5 (A. digitata 400 mg/kg) and group 6...

Author(s): Ediale Joshua Richard, Innocent Abi and Olasupo Stephen Adeniyi

Journal of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Health
Quantitative analysis of echotexture and testicular biometry in asinines used in animal-drawn vehicles

July-September 2021

Testicular ultrasound analysis is a non-invasive diagnostic method and an important step in andrological examination, which enables the early assessment of fertility disorders. Given the importance that asinines have for low-income families, and the need for experiments to establish these patterns of andrological evaluation for donkeys, this study aims to quantitatively determine the testicular echogenicity without a...

Author(s): Danillo Brenno de Assis Torres, Antônio Galdino Filho, Danilo Cutrim Bezerra, Dennis Leite dos Santos, Rudson Almeida de Oliveira, Kelvin Ramon da Silva Leitão, Paulo Vitor Silva de Carvalho, Renan Paraguassu de Sá Rodrigues, Flávio Ribeiro Alves and Porfírio Candanedo Guerra

International Journal of Library and Information Science
ICT knowledge and utilization as determinants of job performance of Health Information Managers in health institutions in South-East Nigeria

July-December 2021

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) have transformed healthcare delivery through various forms of e-health initiatives particularly in the areas of disease control, diagnosis, patient management, teaching, communication, storage, and retrieval of medical information. These benefits notwithstanding, health information managers are still deficient in the effective use and application of modern ICT facilities...

Author(s): Ogochukwu Chika Okonkwo

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 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

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

Journal of Electrical and Electronics Engineering Research
A novel modified hexagonal fractal antenna (HFA) with band notches for WLAN rejection

July-December 2021

In this paper, a hexagonal fractal antenna is proposed for wireless applications. The basic shape of the fractal antenna is a hexagon which is modified by inserting smaller hexagons along the periphery of the generator structure. The proposed antenna exhibits a bandwidth of 7.5 GHz in the frequency range of 3.3-10.8 GHz. The band notch for WLAN rejection at 5.75 GHz is obtained by etching hair-pin slot in the feed...

Author(s): R. P. S. Kushwah, I. Acharya, A. S. Chauhan, A. Agarwal and P. K. Singhal

Educational Research and Reviews
Parental and special education teachers’ influence on psychological adjustment of pupils with learning disabilities in inclusive primary schools in Kenya

September 2021

Learning disabilities (LDs) encompass a very extensive range of academic problems which can give rise to social and psychological problems. Apart from experiencing academic problems, pupils with LDs experience strong feelings of frustrations, sadness and shame as a result of repeated failure and this can lead to psychological difficulties. These psychological problems are experienced at home and at school and if not...

Author(s): Cornilla Wanja Obare and Maureen Adhiambo Winga

International Journal of Water Resources and Environmental Engineering
Climate compatible development in Ethiopia: A policy review on water resources and disaster risk management of Ethiopia

July-September, 2021

Climate Compatible Development (CCD) is an emerging development approach which seeks to minimize the threat posed by climate change while maximize the opportunities for development. In view of the adverse impact of climate change on the general development of the country, Ethiopia, a number of polices which constitute climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies have been adopted and established. Among such...

Author(s): Melaku Asmare and Mulugeta Alemu

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 Public Health and Epidemiology
Integrated approach in the control of neglected tropical diseases with cutaneous manifestations in four municipalities in Benin: A cross-sectional study

July-September 2021

The integrated approach is the new recommendation of the World Health Organization (WHO) for the control of neglected tropical diseases. The goal of this cross-sectional study was to implement this approach in 4 municipalities with a high prevalence of leprosy in Benin from September 2019 to August 2020. Mobile medical consultations were organized in these municipalities following the mobilization and sensitization of...

Author(s): Parfait DJOSSOU, Ghislain Emmanuel SOPOH, Ronald Sètondji GNIMAVO, Esaï Gimatal ANAGONOU, Zoulkifl Salou BACHIROU, Franck Zinsou Maurille MIGNANWANDE, Horace DEGNONVI, Flora Sylvie HOUNDJREBO, Jean Gabin HOUEZO, Akpéédjé Carolle WADAGNI, Yves Thierry BAROGUI and Roch Christian JOHNSON

Journal of Land Management and Appraisal
Assessment of housing demand and feasibility of establishing real estate business in Ethiopia

July-December 2021

Ethiopia’s fastest growing urban centers are challenged by highly growing level of demand for housing. The essential question is how can the country provide housing units in an efficient and affordable fashion to accommodate growing demand from businesses and individuals for diverse uses? Thus, the target of this study was to access housing demand and therefore...

Author(s): Kesto Dakito Alemu  

African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology
Biodegradation of hydrocarbon by Enterobacter sp IAA-01 isolated from hydrocarbon exploration site soil of Kukawa Northeastern Nigeria

September 2021

The accidental release of diesel and other hydrocarbon to the environment lead to the pollution of the environment. The search for an environmentally friendly technique for the remediation of such polluted environment is not to be overemphasis. Microorganisms are used in the bioremediation of polluted environments. Hydrocarbon-degrading bacterium isolated from the hydrocarbon exploration site soil of Kukawa...

Author(s): Ibrahim A. Allamin, Falmata B. Dungus, Haruna Y. Ismail, Gambo Ismail, Usman Bukar, Hussaini Shettima and Amina U. Faruk

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

Journal of Philosophy and Culture
Reintegrating released and rehabilitated offenders: A case of Windhoek Correctional Facility on Khomas Region, Namibia

July-December 2021

National correctional services such as life and social skills aims to rehabilitate and integrate offenders into the communities where they came from with a purpose of balancing societies and enabling offenders to overcome economic, social and personal challenges that may come their way. Such programs have a great impact on society because education thereof denotes change. This study examines the experiences of...

Author(s): Basil Fredericks, N. Mbukusa, Hendrik R. Tjibeba

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 Biotechnology
Vertical-horizontal subsurface flow hybrid constructed wetlands for municipal wastewater treatment in developing countries: A review

September 2021

The use of low-cost on-site wastewater treatment technologies, including constructed wetlands (CWs), is wide spread. Despite the purported high performance of vertical-horizontal subsurface flow (V-H SSF) hybrid CWs, data on implementation and performance in developing countries is scarce. Here, the design, operation and performance of V-H SSF hybrid CWs for treatment of municipal sewage in an effort to encourage and...

Author(s): Sylvie Muwanga Tebitendwa and Ashton Keith Cowan

International Journal of Livestock Production
Leafy feed supplementation, rabbit growth performance and meat quality: Case study of Ipomoea aquatica

July-September 2021

Thirty-six local young rabbits of 42 days old were used to evaluate their growth performances and sensory characteristics of their meats based on the type of feed. The rabbits were divided into three groups of twelve animals each, that were fed for 56 days with one of three diets: Commercial feed (Cfe), commercial feed supplemented with water spinach (Ipomoea aquatica) (Cfw) and feed composed only of water spinach...

Author(s): Janvier Mêlégnonfan Kindossi, Folachodé Akogou, Ogouyôm Herbert Iko Afé, Abdoul Yazid B. Tchani, Fataou Djibrila and Franck Hongbété

Journal of African Studies and Development
Women in nonfarm rural employment: implications on the social and economic empowerment of rural women in Uganda

July-September 2021

Nonfarm employment is an increasing form of employment in rural areas in Sub-Saharan Africa. This is partly because many of the workers in developing countries especially in Sub-Saharan Africa are self-employed workers.  Most women in Uganda do not own land since customary land ownership system deprives women of owning land. This has pushed women to nonfarm employment in urban areas, semi-rural, and rural areas....

Author(s): Esther Kantono, Kuluthum Nakalema and Elizabeth Namujogo

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 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,

Journal of Plant Breeding and Crop Science
BLUP & AMMI model for stability analysis of wheat genotypes evaluated under irrigated timely sown trials in North Eastern Plains Zone of India

July-September 2021

Environments explained 49.4%, G×E interaction 28.1%, and genotypes only 5.6% of the total sum of squares due to treatments for the first year of studied period 2018-2019 and 2019-2020. More than 95% of variations had been accounted for by the first seven interaction principal components. Superiority indexes had identified WH1239, DBW187, HD3249 genotypes as per the BLUE estimates.  Same genotypes were...

Author(s): Verma Ajay and Gyanendra Singh

Journal of Philosophy and Culture
Traditional oath-taking as a panacea to ‘democratic corruption’ in Nigeria

July-December 2021

No society can survive outside its culture and tradition. The preponderance reality of this claim reveals the need and essence of cultural values and traditions in advancing the course of a nation. Therefore, this paper interrogates the possibility of approving traditional oath-taking with particular reference to Yoruba as a panacea to ‘democratic corruption’ in the Nigeria political space. This necessitates...

Author(s): Sunday Layi Oladipupo

Journal of Entomology and Nematology
Do non-diapausing insects respond to different photoperiods: Spodoptera littoralis?

July-September 2021

Photoperiod is a great factor in determining the developmental pattern (continued development vs. suspended development, this is, diapause) of many insect pests. The cotton leaf worm, Spodoptera littoralis (Boisd.) is non-diapaused insect. Knowledge about how developmental pathway of S. littoralis responds to photoperiod is necessary for mass rearing of the pest and its parasitoids and may suggest new control...

Author(s): Esmat M. Hegazi, Wedad E. Khafagi and Essam Agamy

African Journal of Microbiology Research
Candida spp. associated with hot beverages of coffee and tea sold on street in Côte d’Ivoire

September 2021

Some Candida species are considered as human opportunistic pathogens and can play an important role in spontaneous fermentations, but also as beverage-spoiling microorganisms. The aim of this pioneering study was to investigate Candida spp. in hot beverages, which is consumed mostly on the streets in Côte d’Ivoire. Yeast strains were isolated from 400 hot beverages of tea (200) and coffee (200) samples....

Author(s): Atobla Koua, Blé Yatanan Casimir, Ouattara Mohamed Baguy, Touré Naka, Adjehi Dadié and Niamké Sébastien

Journal of Ecology and The Natural Environment
Attacks on humans and retaliatory killing of wild carnivores in the eastern Serengeti Ecosystem, Tanzania

October-December 2021

Attacks on humans by wild carnivores are a serious problem, especially where communities and carnivores share the same landscape. When people are injured or killed, community members commonly retaliate by killing the carnivores. Awareness of how to minimize the risk of attacks is important and dependent on an understanding of the circumstances surrounding previous attacks and communicating them back to society. A total...

Author(s): Franco P. Mbise

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

Journal of Horticulture and Forestry
Pre-sowing treatments for enhancing germination of Guibortia coleosperma and Amblygonocarpus andongensis seeds from Kazuma Forest Reserve, Botswana

July-September 2021

The effect of seed presowing treatment on Guibortia coleosperma and Amblygonocarpus andongensis was investigated. Seeds of both species were subjected to four experiments, containing 10 levels of presowing treatments: mechanical scarification, soaking in concentrated sulphuric acid (for 15, 30, 45 and 60 min), immersion in boiling water (for 1, 3 and 5 min), and soaking in boiling water (and cooling down for 24 h) and...

Author(s): Melusi Rampart, Demel Teketay, Witness Mojeremane, Ronnie Mmolotsi, Gosiame Neo-Mahupeleng, Kamogelo Makgobota, Kakambe Obusitswe, Topoyame Makoi, Ismael Kopong, David Monekwe,

Scientific Research and Essays
On the effects of solar flare on geomagnetic components across all latitudes during solar minimum and maximum

July-September, 2021

The mutual dependence of solar flare and geomagnetic H and Z components during the period of least (2009) and maximum (2002) solar activity using archived and observed data were examined. Solar flares were identified by sudden ionosphric monitor (SIDMON) constructed by staff of Centre for Basic Space Sciences, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria. However, SIDMON results were still confirmed by satellite data since it...

Author(s): Ernest Benjamin Ikechukwu Ugwu, Ugbor Desmond Okechukwu, Agbo Jonas Udoka

African Journal of Food Science
Encapsulation and gastrointestinal endurance of Lactobacillus reuteri DSM 17938 strain with emulsion polymerization

September 2021

L. reuteri DSM 17938 strain was encapsulated using emulsion polymerization technique with alginate and fructooligosaccharide at five different concentrations between 0 and 1.5%. This study aimed to improve the gastrointestinal system (GIS) viability of L. reuteri. Encapsulation yield was calculated and found to be between 98.67 and 86.88%, and SEM imaging was performed for beads, and their sizes were found to range from...

Author(s): Elif Çelik And Özlem Turgay

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 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

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 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

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

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 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 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 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

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

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

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