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African Journal of Food Science
Content of minerals and antinutritional factors in moin-moin (steamed cowpea food)

February 2021

Moin-moin (steamed cowpea food; MM) is one of the most popular local dishes in Bahia-Brazil. The present study was carried out to improve the knowledge of type of cowpea used in the preparation of moin-moin and its influence on mineral content and antinutritional factors. MM samples were collected from 30 out of the sales points located in the city of Salvador-Bahia. The mineral contents of MM showed a wide variation:...

Author(s): Lafaiete Almeida Cardoso, Ralf Greiner, Agnes Sophia Braga Alves, Sandra Regina Costa Santos, Wagna Piler Carvalho dos Santos, Paulo Roberto Ribeiro, Deusdélia Teixeira de Almeida

African Journal of Medical and Health Sciences
Preconception care: What women know, think and do

February 2021

Preconception care are interventions that help in identifying maternal and fetal risk factors that could be prevented and managed in order to reduce materno-fetal morbidities and mortality. The study determined the predictors of knowledge, attitude, and practice of preconception care among women at the University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria. A cross-sectional study conducted among 414 antenatal attendees using a...

Author(s): Ayodeji A. Adeyemo and Oluwasomidoyin O. Bello  

Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics
Can orange fleshed sweet potatoes processing trigger farmers to use quality improved planting materials? Empirical evidence from selected regions in Tanzania

January-March 2021

Production of orange-fleshed sweet potato (OFSP) in Tanzania is constrained by the underutilization of virus-free improved certified planting materials. The sustainable use of these planting materials leads to the constant demand of the planting materials by farmers which can be triggered from viable processing. We determine the viability of processing in the OFSP value chain and its contribution to the uptake of...

Author(s): Kangile, R. J, Bakuza, E., Kuboja, N. M and Tairo, F.D.  

Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics
Willingness of cocoa farmers to participate in crop insurance in the Dormaa Municipality of the Bono region, Ghana

January-March 2021

The investigation considered farmers’ readiness to take part in crop insurance in the Dormaa municipality of the Bono Region, Ghana. Essential information from 167 respondents who were chosen through a multi-stage sampling method for the study was collected through a structured questionnaire. Elements influencing readiness to participate in crop protection by cocoa farmers was evaluated using probit regression...

Author(s): Samuel Afotey Anang, Tekuni Nakuja and Aristerchus Sarpong    

International Journal of Water Resources and Environmental Engineering
Assessment of soil and water characteristics and land cover changes along the Tigris River in Baghdad

January-March, 2021

Land cover changes impact the soil and water quality which are critical for environmental and human health. The goal of this study is to evaluate whether the land cover change along the Tigris River, one of the largest rivers in the Middle East, is causing any heavy metal contamination. The objectives of this study were: (1) To analyze the metal concentrations in the water and soil samples along the Tigris River and (2)...

Author(s): Hanan H. Ali, Jason A. Rosenzweig, Shishir Shishodia, Daniel Vrinceanu, and  Balaji Bhaskar Maruthi Sridhar    

Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development
Women participation in fish processing and packaging in rural communities of Delta State, Nigeria

January-March 2021

The study investigated women participation in fish processing and packaging in Delta State, Nigeria. Multi stage sampling procedure was used in the selection of 180 respondents for the study. Data for the study was collected using structured questionnaire, focus group discussion and participatory observation. Data collected were analyzed using simple descriptive statistics, mean scores and inferential statistics. The...

Author(s): Anyim C. O., Odoemelam L. E. and Okorie N. U.  

Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics
Financial profitability of maize production with bio-fertilizer based on arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi native to Benin

January-March 2021

Soil degradation, one of the causes associated with declining maize productivity is an environmental concern whose consequences are felt most strongly by poor people in developing countries. Indeed, the production of maize on soil fertilized with a combination of mycorrhizal fungi and half a dose of NPK has resulted in a production like that of the extension practice in Benin. This study aims, through an analysis of the...

Author(s): M. Ricardos Aguégué, Nestor R. Ahoyo Adjovi, Elysée M. Houédjofonon, Koubourath A. Djinadou, Djihal A. Koda, Marcel Y. Adoko, Jocelyne Danbaka, Aude Kelomey, Adolphe Adjanohoun and Lamine Baba-Moussa  

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Characterization of sugarcane germplasm collection and its potential utilization for evaluation of quantitative traits

February, 2021

This study was designed to determine the accession series with the most outstanding characteristics and the interrelationships among the variables. It also evaluated variability among the principal components and determined sugarcane accessions studied with similar characteristics from forty sugarcane accessions. Twelve quantitative traits were selected for data analysis. Series C accessions exhibited the most desirable...

Author(s): Sally Alloh Sumbele, Eltson Eteckji FONKENG, Peter Akongte, Clarence Nkumbe Ndille and Andukwa Henry  

African Journal of Plant Science
Incidence and characterization of cassava mosaic viruses in improved and local cultivars in Sierra Leone

February 2021

In Sub-Sahara Africa, Cassava Mosaic Disease (CMD) is the major important viral disease of cassava which threatens production, livelihoods and food security. Frequently CMD is due to the Africa Cassava Mosaic Virus (ACMV), East African Cassava Mosaic Virus (EACMV) and the Ugandan strain of the East African virus (EACMV-UG). The present study investigated the prevalence of these three viruses in 27 cultivars (three...

Author(s): Janatu V. Sesay, Aiah Lebbie and Richard A. Wadsworth

Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics
Willingness to pay for Nairobi National Park: An application of discrete choice experiment

January-March 2021

Nairobi National Park is a protected ecosystem where various types of wildlife find hiding place. The park has in the recent past experienced destruction through construction of a standard gauge railway (SGR) line and a highway called the Southern bypass. These developments raise concern with the possibility that their combined environmental cost being enormous. This study sought to determine the willingness to pay...

Author(s): Kemunto Mongare and Kamau Gathiaka  

International Journal of Physical Sciences
Stability and elastic anisotropy of diamond related C8-yBy materials

January-March, 2021

A number of potentially super-hard materials were examined using ab-initio methods. Low Gibbs free energy polymorphs of diamond-like materials for y = 0 to 7 in the stoichiometric type C8-y By, were identified at absolute zero of temperature. These were proposed as possible super-hard materials with useful applications. The materials with y = 0 to 3, that is, diamond (C), cubic C7B (c-C7B), rhombohedral C3B (r-C3B) and...

Author(s): G. Samukonga, A. Habanyama and N. K. Mumba  

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Effects of land fragmentation on farm efficiency in three agro-ecological zones of Embu County in Kenya

February, 2021

This paper is based on a study that was carried out to evaluate the effect of land fragmentation on farm efficiency in three agro-ecological zones of Embu County in Kenya from July 2017 to March 2018. The study used data collected from 384 farm-households that were randomly selected from three agro-ecological zones (AEZs) in the Embu County, using the multistage stratified sampling method. The AEZs were the...

Author(s): Samuel Njiri Ndirangu  

International Journal of Water Resources and Environmental Engineering
Impacts and uncertainties of climate change on stream flow of the Bilate River (Ethiopia), using a CMIP5 general circulation models ensemble

January-March, 2021

The impact and uncertainty of climate change on stream flow of the Bilate River Watershed was assessed. Ensemble of 20 Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 5 (CMIP5) general circulation models (GCMs) under two Representative Concentration Pathways and six GCM structures were selected to form 24 future climate scenarios for the watershed. Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) model was selected to simulate stream...

Author(s): Getahun Garedew Wodaje, Zewdu Eshetu Asfaw and Mekuria Argaw Denboba  

Journal of Medicinal Plants Research
Qualitative and quantitative phytochemical profiling of crude fractions of Pechuel-Loeschea leubnitziae leaves

February, 2021

Pechuel-Loeschea leubnitziae is a predominant medicinal plant in Namibia. It is traditionally utilized in treatment of gastrointestinal issues, sexually transmitted infections and common cold. Despite its therapeutic potential, the phytochemicals profile and compounds compositions are yet to be scientifically validated. This study was conducted to determine the spectrum and total phytochemical constituents present in P....

Author(s): Mariah Ndilimeke Muhongo, Mourine Kangogo and Christine Bii  

African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology
Soil nematodes status of crude oil polluted sites in Bodo community, Gokana Local Government Area, Rivers State, Nigeria

February 2021

Crude oil spill destroys biodiversity and adversely impacts the physicochemical characteristics of the terrestrial and aquatic environments. The population characteristics of soil nematodes can serve as indicators of alterations in the terrestrial environment. To determine the effects of crude oil spillage on the soil nematode fauna status; a study was carried out at an impacted area in Gokana Local Government Area of...

Author(s): Osarokaka A. J., Nzeako S. O., Imafidor H. O. and Living-Jamala U.

African Journal of Biotechnology
Aspects of mushroom cultivation to obtain polysaccharides in submerged cultivation

February 2021

Medicinal and edible mushrooms have biological properties that are important in promoting health. In the last decades, an increasing number of studies have explored various aspects of the cultivation and metabolism of various species. Many isolated substances have potential for use in medicine and among them are polysaccharides, which have been shown to have physiological properties such as anti-tumor, immunomodulatory,...

Author(s): L. H. Campestrini and Salles-Campos C.  

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Effect of linear view approach of weed management in agro-ecosystem: A review

February, 2021

Weeds are considered a pest that is detrimental to human interest. Weeds compete with cultivated and desirable plants for space, soil nutrient, and sunlight and soil moisture thereby reducing crop productivity. Weeds also serve as a host for pests and pathogens that cause plant diseases. Weeds typically produce large numbers of seeds, assisting their spread, and rapidly invade disturbed sites. Seeds spread into natural...

Author(s): Gideon K. Muli, Samuel O. Apori, Joseph Ssekandi, Marius Murongo, and Emmanuel Hanyabui  

African Journal of Food Science
Nutritional, health benefits and usage of chia seeds (Salvia hispanica): A review

February 2021

As we enter the 3rd millennium, with improved life expectancy, and high media coverage of health care issues, people are becoming more aware of and interested in the potential benefits of nutritional support for disease control or prevention. The review aimed to gather published information regarding nutrition and health benefits associated with the use of chia seeds for human health. Researchers have reported chia...

Author(s): Ashura Katunzi-Kilewela, Lillian D. Kaale, Oscar Kibazohi and Leonard M. P. Rweyemamu

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Yield response and economic benefits of groundnut to phosphorus fertilization and inoculant rates in Northern Ghana

February, 2021

Groundnut (Arachis hypogea L.) is a major source of dietary protein, cultivated for both human and animal consumption. However, in West Africa, the yields are low, renewing the interest to evaluate groundnut response to P fertilizer (P) and rhizobium inoculant (IR) application. A study was conducted on the experimental field of the University for Development Studies, Nyankpala in the Northern region of Ghana to evaluate...

Author(s): Richard Yaro Naabe, Albert Berdjour, Daniel Asomaning Odoom and Haruna Alhassan Yemyoliya  

African Journal of Microbiology Research
Molecular identification of genotypes of Hepatitis B virus in Borno State, Nigeria

February 2021

Hepatitis is a significant disease of the liver caused by different genotypes of hepatitis B virus. Neonates delivered of HBsAg and HBeAg positive mothers are most susceptible. The sequelae of infection and prognosis vary with the age of patient infected and the genotype (A-J) of the virus involved. These genotypes have 7.5 to 8% difference in their genomic sequences. This study was aimed at identifying the genotypes...

Author(s): Oyinloye S. O. and Bukbuk D. N.

Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology
COVID-19: Correlation between gross domestic product, number of tests, and confirmed cases in 13 African countries

January-March 2021

This study aimed to analyze the relationship between gross domestic product (GDP) per capita, the number of tests, and confirmed cases of COVID-19 in South Africa, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Kenya, Ethiopia, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Togo, Tunisia, and Zimbabwe. The database data on COVID-19 (coronavirus) (GitHub platform) was the source of information on GDP per capita, the number of tests, and confirmed...

Author(s): Edgar Manuel Cambaza and Gabriel Chico Viegas  

African Journal of Business Management
Earnings management techniques in the context of Italian unlisted firms

February 2021

The research expands the earnings management (EM) literature for Italian unlisted firms by investigating the drivers of both accrual-based (AEM) and real activity-based (REM) earnings management. According to prior literature, the reliability of financial statements of these firms concerns mainly lenders in assessing borrower creditworthiness, and Tax Offices in calculating corporate tax. We analyse unlisted firms as...

Author(s): Gaetano Matonti, Giuseppe Iuliano, Federica Palazzi and Jon Tucker

International Journal of Water Resources and Environmental Engineering
Indigenous knowledge assessment on irrigation water management practices at Western Showa Zone, Ethiopia

January-March, 2021

Farmers practices in irrigation water management mostly from indigenous knowledge but the potential of such knowledge is not much understood in terms of irrigation water management in West Showa. Therefore, this study was carried out based on the objective to identify the indigenous knowledge on irrigation water management of the West Showa. The survey was conducted at West Shoa Zone, Dandi, Ambo, Toke Kutaye, Liban...

Author(s): Oli Frrisa Kuli and Kalkidan Degefa  

African Journal of Plant Science
Solving the mystery of the construction and elucidating the structural and functionality attributes of dichotomous key, a widely used tool for plant identification

February 2021

The significance of correct identification of plants is acknowledged in many human endeavours such as health care, food production, sustainable housing, forest resources management and environmental protection. Plant identification is usually carried out by means of descriptions and keys, which are available in floras, manuals or other taxonomic publications, the most widely used tool being the dichotomous key. However,...

Author(s): A. T. J. Ogunkunle

African Journal of Food Science
African yam beans (Sphenostylis stenocarpa): A review of a novel tropical food plant for human nutrition, health and food security

February 2021

This review investigated African yam beans (AYB) as a novel tropical food plant for human nutrition. AYB plants food potentials, its nutritional and amino acid compositions were also examined. In the same vein, the health benefits, utilization of AYB in starch and composite flour technology as well as its toxicological analysis were explored. Also, strategies to minimize processing difficulties and antinutritional...

Author(s): Gbenga-Fabusiwa F. J.

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Evaluation of different methods of multiplying sweet potato planting material in coastal lowland Kenya

February, 2021

Sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.) is a staple food that contributes to food security for communities in sub-Saharan Africa. The production of sweet potato in coastal Kenya is low and this has been associated with shortage of planting material during the rainy season. A study was therefore conducted at the Pwani University farm to assess the production of sweet potato planting material using cuttings planted under...

Author(s): Bahati Abdallah, Stephen Mwangi Githiri, Wariara Kariuki and Hemedi Mkuzi Saha  

Journal of Ecology and The Natural Environment
Regenerating plant species of a highly anthropised tropical forest in Côte d'Ivoire, West Africa

January-March 2021

Haut-Sassandra classified forest (FCHS) lost more than 70% of its forest cover between 2000 and 2011 due to armed conflict and cocoa cultivation. The government is concerned about the future of this forest and whether it can regenerate naturally. Observations likely to uncover plant species that are capable of regenerating the forest were collected through systematic sampling comprising 18 line transects each containing...

Author(s): Kouame Jean Marc KOUMAN, Yao Sadaiou Sabas BARIMA and Michel GODRON

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Efficiency of rhizobia selection in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil using biological nitrogen fixation in Phaseolus lunatus

February, 2021

The aim of this research was to evaluate the capacity of symbiotic efficiency of native rhizobia from soils of the state of Rio Grande do Sul (RS), Brazil in Phaseolus lunatus L. plants. Soil and nodule samples from predominant legume plants such as Desmodium species were collected in seven locations of the state of RS. For the isolation of the rhizobia from the soil samples, lima bean “olho de cabra preto”...

Author(s): Juan Guillermo Cubillos-Hinojosa, Enilson Luiz Saccol De Sá, and Fernanda Araujo Da Silva

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Effect of sodium hydroxide treatment in ginger lily forage (Hedychium gardnerianum, Sheppard ex Ker-Gawl) as forage for animal feeding

February, 2021

This study evaluated the effect of sodium hydroxide (NaOH) on the chemical composition (fibrous structure) and nutritive value of Hedychium gardnerianum (ginger lily), a fibre source traditionally used in ruminant feeding in the Azores. Ginger lily samples were manually harvested and dried in a forced-air oven at 65ºC until constant weight. Treatments were applied by spraying the ginger lily with a NaOH solution at...

Author(s): C. S. A. M. Maduro Dias, J. S. Madruga, C. F. M. Vouzela and A. E. S. Borba  

African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology
Variability of physiochemical properties of livestock manure with added wood shavings during Windrow Composting

February 2021

Composting livestock manure still remains one of the best waste-to-resource technologies practiced in the world. There is however, limited information on composting of livestock manure and wood shavings in Cameroon.  This research, carried out in South West Region of Cameroon assesses the variability of physiochemical properties: pH, pile temperature, mass, volatile solids contents (VS), total solids (TS) and total...

Author(s): Fabrice L. Yengong, Veronica E. Manga, Ngwa M. Ngwabie, David T. Tiku and Esongami N. Eric

Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development
Predicting the adoption of improved cassava varieties in Sierra Leone

January-March 2021

In Sierra Leone cassava plays a major role in households’ food and income security. Plant breeders have concentrated on improved varieties with an increasing yields per unit area. This study was designed to identify factors that influence adoption or rejection of improved cassava cultivars by growers. Data were collected using questionnaires, focus group discussions and field walks; locations were selected using...

Author(s): Janatu V. Sesay, Aiah Lebbie and Richard A. Wadsworth    

Journal of Soil Science and Environmental Management
Soil properties and maize (Zea mays L.) growth and yield response to water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) compost application in Lake Victoria Basin, Kenya

January-March 2021

The decline in organic matter (OM) content and fertility of soils often contribute to losses in agricultural production. This research determined the effects of water hyacinth compost application on selected soil properties and maize growth and yield during a field experiment conducted between February 2020 and August 2020 in Lake Victoria basin, Kenya. The experiment was conducted in a randomized complete block design...

Author(s): Kevin Obondo, Joyce J. Lelei and Samuel M. Mwonga  

Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development
Impact of Fadama III additional financing (AF) on the yield and income of beneficiaries in some selected lgas of Sokoto state, Nigeria

January-March 2021

Successive administration in Nigeria has initiated different projects with the aim of improving the income and productivity of the small-scale rural farmers thereby ensuring food security. However, most of these projects have not achieved the desired goal of improving the productivity, income and the living standard of the poor rural farmers in Nigeria. It is on record that since independence, the Government of Nigeria...

Author(s): Isah Abubakar Idris and Muhammad Sani M. Jabo

African Journal of Microbiology Research
Identification of recombinants of hepatitis B virus genotypes C from Hong Kong China

February 2021

Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infections severely threaten the health of the human being. Frequent recombination of HBV within or between genotypes was reported to favor the viral evolution and adaption and the recombination may cause more severe clinical symptoms. In the study, we collected genotype C HBV from five Asian countries and detected their possible recombination events by bioinformatic analysis. There are two main...

Author(s): Qianqian Liu and Zeng Tu  

African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology
Cost minimization and operation optimization model for strategic waste management decision plans: A case study

February 2021

The design of a sustainable waste management system is pivoted on the ability to generate and compute real-time operational data for a strategic developmental decision plan. The real-time waste data generated at the University of Lagos Campus waste management system was used to develop a mathematical model with three operational indicators, namely, Total Cost Indicator (TCI), to show the overall daily cost for managing...

Author(s): Faith U. Babalola, AbdulGaniyu O. Adelopo, Boluwatito M. Aiyepola and Afolasade T. Nubi

African Journal of Food Science
Estimation of nitrite level and effect of processing on residual nitrite level in sausages marketed in Dharan, Nepal

February 2021

The study was conducted to examine nitrite levels in processed meat products (sausage, salami, bacon, and ham) marketed in Dharan City and to determine the effect of common methods of processing on residual nitrite levels in sausages. Preliminary survey was conducted to know the popular processed meat products. Total of 44 samples were analyzed for nitrite levels and 10 sausage samples were subjected to two different...

Author(s): Niraj Paudel, Dinesh Subedi, Shraddha Khanal, Dev Raj Acharya and Sajal Bhattarai  

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Managing various Musa varieties cultivated in Pissa district in the Central African Republic

February, 2021

The diversity of cultivated crops, kernel element of food security, seems today to be threatened by contemporary worldwide, regional and local agricultural mutations. This study shows that there are thirty seven (37) accessions among which one can find Musa paradisiaca (33), Musa sapientum (03) and Musa nana (01). This sharing does not depends on the ethnic diversity because many ethnic groups share among themselves a...

Author(s): Kosh-Komba E.,  Gougodo De Mon-Zoni L. J., Touckia G. I., Bombo-Yongo O. D., Mololi A., Semballa S., Zinga I., Batawila K. and Akpagana K.  

Educational Research and Reviews
Influence of personality types, instructional supervision practices, and performance in public primary schools in Kenya

February 2021

Personality types and practices are presumed to play a significant role in the improvement of schools' performance. This paper presents the findings from the analysis of quantitative data drawn from a larger study that examined the relationship between headteachers' personality types, instructional supervision practices, and performance. The study adopted a descriptive survey research design to collect data by...

Author(s): Tarsianer Muthanje Peter, Ciriaka Muriithi Gitonga and Kaberia Isaac Kubai

Journal of Medical Laboratory and Diagnosis
Health risk associated with eating fish from brackish water

January-June 2021

Heart disease is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States with diet being a major contributor. As solution, fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids is recommended. In this study, the impact of brackish water on fish quality, was done by sampling canal water in Edinburg, Texas. Canal water was membrane filtered and cultured on bacteriological media. Pure cultures were phenotypically identified, and...

Author(s): Ndeta G. A., Lamsis J., Portales A. and Mvoula L.  

Journal of Geology and Mining Research
Geochemistry of termite mounds in the sediment-hosted Lead-Zinc Mining District of Yolo, Gongola Sub-basin: A guide for lead-zinc exploration in the Upper Benue Trough, Nigeria

January-March, 2021

Yolo lead-zinc mining district is an important area in Gongola Sub-basin of the Upper Benue Trough with paucity of rocks outcrops but abundant termite mounds. The termite mounds and their adjoining surface soils were analyzed for Pb, Zn, Ti, Cu, Sb, As, U, Cr, Zr and Li in an attempt to test their effectiveness in defining favorable areas for lead-Zinc mineralization in the Upper Benue Trough. The result shows a general...

Author(s): Haruna I. V., Ahmed H. A. and Suleiman B. M.  

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Detection and quantification of cow milk adulteration using portable near-infrared spectroscopy combined with chemometrics

February, 2021

Milk adulteration is a common phenomenon in many countries, which draws extensive attention from humans due to health hazards that might result in some fatal diseases. In this study, a portable near-infrared (NIR) spectrometer combined with multivariate analysis was used to detect and quantify milk adulteration. Fresh cow milk samples were collected from eight dairy farms in Beijing and Hebei province of China. Water,...

Author(s): Mohammed Abdallah Musa, and Shuming Yang  

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Maize intercropped between Eucalyptus urophylla in agroforestry systems in Brazil

February, 2021

The objective of this work was to evaluate the agronomic characteristics of maize intercropping with Eucalyptus urophylla at agroforestry system in two triple row distance (alleys) at different sampling distances and positions in relation to the eucalyptus external row (transect), and three positions in relation to the cardinal points: east side, west side and middle. Eucalyptus (E. urophylla) seedlings were planted...

Author(s): Wander Luis Barbosa Borges, Maria Fernanda Guerreiro, Luiz Fernando Braz da Silva Biga, Maria Luiza Franceschi Nicodemo and Carlos Eduardo Silva Santos  

African Journal of Microbiology Research
Occurrence of virulent and antibiotic resistant Staphylococcus species in ready-to-eat Rhynchophorus phoenicis and Archachatina marginata vended along the Port Harcourt-Bayelsa route

February 2021

This study was aimed at determining the occurrence of Staphylococcus species in ready-to-eat (RTE) Rhynchophorus phoenicis (edible larvae) and Archachatina marginata (land snail) vended along Port Harcourt-Bayelsa route. Eighty samples from four locations were analysed employing standard techniques for proximate and microbiological analyses; virulence determination and antibiotic susceptibility. Data were statistically...

Author(s): Chioma Ngoka, Onoriode Christian Eruteya and Abiye Anthony Ibiene

Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development
Factors influencing credit access among small-scale poultry farmers in the Sunyani West District of the Bono region, Ghana

January-March 2021

The study assessed the factors influencing credit access among small-scale poultry farmers in the Sunyani West District. In the sampling process, multi-stage sampling procedure was utilized. Data was analyzed descriptively and inferentially. The study showed that small-scale poultry farmers in the Sunyani West District accessed credit facilities mainly from informal sources such as relatives, friends, traders,...

Author(s): Samuel Afotey Anang and Asana Awudu Kabore  

International Journal of Livestock Production
Effect of dietary hemp seed cake on the performance of commercial laying hens

January-March 2021

The cultivation of hemp was prohibited due to its high content of the psychoactive substance Δ-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Regulatory changes from several countries allow the cultivation of hemp that permits plants and plant parts with less than 0.3% Δ-9 THC. The concern of the levels of THC still remains; therefore, testing hemp seed cake (HSC) contributes new information about the effect of this...

Author(s): Rajasekhar Kasula, Fausto Solis, Byron Shaffer, Frank Connett, Chris Barrett, Rodney Cocker and Eric Willinghan  

African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology
Kinetics of phosphate adsorption by Ca/Cr layered double hydroxide

February 2021

Kinetics of phosphate adsorption by Ca/Cr layered double hydroxide (LDH) in a batch reactor was investigated in this study. The kinetic experiments indicated that the sorption of phosphate from the synthetic feed solution by the synthesised LDH was very fast, with over 98% removal being achieved within 5 min of contact. Kinetic modeling of the sorption process to different kinetic models (pseudo first order, pseudo...

Author(s): Adelagun R. O. A., Ushie O. A., Kamba A. E., Aikhoje E. F. and Egah O. G.

Journal of Soil Science and Environmental Management
Fertility status of soils under selected land use types in Orlu, Imo State, Southeastern Nigeria

January-March 2021

The study evaluated the fertility status of some land use types in Orlu area of Imo State using elemental ratio. Soil samples were collected from three land use types namely; plantain plantation, oil palm plantation and cassava. A total of 18 samples were collected. Six soil samples were randomly collected from each land use at depths of 0 - 15 cm and 15 - 30 cm. Routine analyses were conducted and Ca/Mg and K/Mg were...

Author(s): Nkwopara, U. N., Osisi, A. F., Nzube, E. T., Onwudike, S. U., and Ihem, E. E.  

African Journal of Business Management
Moderating effect of organization culture on the relationship between quality management system adoption and performance of public universities in Kenya

February 2021

The capacity of higher education institutions (HEIs) to serve as drivers to economic competitiveness has been negatively impacted due to the exponential growth and numerous constraints which interfere with their quality. In Kenya, HEIs, in their attempt to cater for the 28% increase in number of students, 6% government capitation cut and 14.3% of the 28 weeks, academic year time waste between 2014 and 2015, have...

Author(s): Gulali Donald Indiya, Jairo Mise, Johnmark Obura and Patrick Ojera

African Journal of Biotechnology
In vitro daylily (Hemerocallis species) bract multiple shoot induction

February 2021

A bract is a non-inflorescence structure that exists in many plant species. In daylilies, the bract is biologically functional and is the object of the present tissue culture study. After sterilization, bract explants were treated with 6-benzylaminopurine (BA) and thidiazuron (TDZ) that were used individually or in combination in Murashige and Skoog (MS) nutrients medium, under room environmental conditions, to study...

Author(s): Kanyand Matand, Meordrick Shoemake and Chenxin Li

Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development
Transportation inefficiencies in the cocoa value chains in Ivory Coast: Is sustainability possible?

January-March 2021

The purpose of this investigation is to examine transportation inefficiencies and the sustainability of cocoa value chains in Ivory Coast. Problems addressed include unidentified major actors, types of transportation and how it is measured, and lastly, improving efficiency in transportation with respect to society, costs and greenhouse gas emissions. A mixed method methodology is followed in which qualitative and...

Author(s): Simeon Human and Ingrid Fromm  

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