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May 2019

African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology
Innovative pathways for enhancing climate change and variability resilience among agro-pastoral communities in semi-arid areas of Kiteto and Kilindi Districts, Tanzania

Climate change and variability threatens food security globally making life uncertain mostly for agro-pastoral communities in semi-arid areas. This has necessitated exploration of designed pathways with potentials to increase resilience among agro-pastoralists. This work investigates agro-pastoralists’ innovative pathways for enhancing resilience to the impacts of climate change and variability in Kiteto and...

Author(s): Henry G. Mung’ong’o, Milline J. Mbonile and Faustin P. Maganga

May 2019

International Journal of Livestock Production
‘You should be slaughtered!’ Experiences of criticism/hate speech, motives and strategies among German-speaking livestock farmers using social media

Livestock farmers are advised to engage in direct dialogue with consumers. However, attempts to communicate in this way e.g. by farmers using social media have received little academic attention. The present article, based on an online questionnaire conducted in the summer of 2018, provides an explorative insight into the motives, strategies and experiences of criticism of German-speaking livestock farmers with a...

Author(s): Christian Dürnberger  

May 2019

Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics
Value chain analysis of fruits: The case of mango and avocado producing smallholder farmers in Gurage Zone, Ethiopia

The study was aimed to analyze avocado and mango value chains actors and identify factors that determine avocado and mango market supply in the selected area of Gurage zone. A total of 259 avocado and mango producers were selected through three-stage sampling technique and 151 traders from different level were used to collect primary data using questionnaire and semi-structured interview. Descriptive and econometrics...

Author(s): Selamawit Mengesha, Dubale Abate, Chigign Adamu, Aklok Zewde and Yonnas Addis  

May 2019

Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics
Determinants of intensity of uptake of alternative pest control methods: A case of small- scale tomato farmers in Kenya

Inappropriate use of chemical pesticide in horticultural production is an emerging problem causing undesirable human health and environmental effects in developing countries including Kenya. Thus, objective of this study is to evaluate the determinants of the intensity of uptake of alternative pest control methods among small-scale tomato farmers in Nakuru County, Kenya. Multistage sampling procedure was used to select...

Author(s): Catherine Wambui Kinuthia, Oscar Ingasia Ayuya and Jane Gisemba Nyaanga  

May 2019

Journal of Dentistry and Oral Hygiene
Interdisciplinary treatment approaches for cleft lip and palate patients to obtain esthetic and functional results

The aim of this study is to present the importance of interdisciplinary treatment approaches for the patients with clefts. In this study, the treatment of four patients with cleft lip and palate were presented. After the completion of fixed orthodontic treatment, proper overjet and overbite relationships were achieved and to obtain the esthetic and functional results, two of the patients had prosthodontic treatment (one...

Author(s): Dogan E., Dogan E. I. and Dogan S.  

May 2019

Journal of Engineering and Technology Research
Application of plasma technology in aerospace vehicles: A review

The galactic and solar radiation effects on astronauts in space during manned-space missions is one of the issues that scientists are dealing with to come up with a reasonable solution to overcome this disaster. Furthermore, in space missions to Mars, Titan, and beyond them, a powerful propulsion system is required. Recently, with the enhancement of technology in plasma generation, scientists are trying to design and...

Author(s): A. Anvari

May 2019

International Journal of Water Resources and Environmental Engineering
Prototype of a control system for trickle irrigation systems considering distributors’ flow rate variation

A prototype of a real-time closed loop automatic control system has been successfully developed to suit trickle irrigation systems management. The control system was designed to manage the irrigation system based on collecting data through soil moisture sensors located at three different locations acting each third of the lateral to put the effect of emitters’ flow rate variation along laterals on soil moisture...

Author(s): Elnemr Moataz  

May 2019

Journal of Physiology and Pathophysiology
Carpolobia lutea methanol root extract reinstates androgenesis and testicular function in cadmium-challenged rats

Cadmium produces a wide range of biological dysfunctions in human and laboratory animals where it chiefly affects the testes, whereas, Carpolobia lutea has been known to have antioxidant benefits. This study was intended to investigate the effects of Carpolobia lutea root extracts on testicular hormone function in cadmium-challenged male rats. 48 male Wistar rats (170-190 g) were divided into six groups, each containing...

Author(s): Ejike Daniel Eze, Okpa Precious Nwaka, Igbokwe Ugochukwu Vincent, Moses Dele Adams, Karimah Mohammed Rabiu and Ayikobua Emmanuel Tiyo  

May 2019

Journal of Plant Breeding and Crop Science
Genetic relationships among regenerated tall coconut (Cocos nucifera L.) accessions from multivariate analyses using reliable short list of morphological descriptors in Côte d’Ivoire.

Genetic relationships among 18 regenerated tall coconut accessions from International Coconut Genebank for Africa and Indian Ocean (ICG-AIO) located at Côte d’Ivoire were studied. Analyses were achieved from 17 quantitative characters of the reliable minimal list of agro-morphological descriptors for coconut proposed by Coconut Genetic Resources Network (COGENT) in 2007. From achieved Multivariate Analyses...

Author(s): Yao Saraka Didier Martial, Diarrassouba Nafan, Dago Dougba Noël, Koffi Eric Blanchard Zadjehi, Fofana Inza Jesus, Konan K. Jean-Noel, Konan Konan Jean Louis, Bourdeix Roland, Sie Raoul Syvère and Zoro Bi I. Arsène  

May 2019

Journal of Plant Breeding and Crop Science
Evaluation of genetic variability, heritability, genetic advance and correlation for agronomic and yield components in common bean landraces from South western Kenya

The present study was conducted to estimate the genetic variability, heritability, genetic advance and association among selected agronomic traits of common bean landraces from South western Kenya. The field experiment was conducted using 52 common bean landraces at the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO), Kisii Research Center during 2015 and 2016 main cropping seasons. The experimental...

Author(s): Henry N. Anunda, Evans N. Nyaboga and Nelson O. Amugune  

May 2019

African Journal of Plant Science
Control of some Penicillium and Aspergillus rots of Discorea alata Poir and Discorea rotundata L. using extracts of Xylopia aethiopica (Dunal.) Linn. and Syzygium aromaticum (Linn.) Merr.

The antimicrobial activities of Xylopia aethiopica and Syzygium aromaticum extracts on fungi associated with rotting white and water yam was investigated. Diseased and healthy yam species of Dioscorea spp. were obtained from some markets. Fungal isolation was done from the samples using standard procedures. Leaves and fruits of X. aethiopica and S. aromaticum were obtained from the botanical garden, University of...

Author(s): T. C. Okpogba, A. A. Sobowale and I. T. Gbadamosi

May 2019

African Journal of Plant Science
Combining ability of highland adapted maize (Zea mays L.) inbred lines for grain yield and yield related traits under optimum and low nitrogen conditions

Maize is staple cereal crop in Ethiopia despite the fact that its production is constrained by nitrogen deficiency due to the high cost of fertilizer, and risks of drought. Therefore, development of maize varieties for low nitrogen might be one of the options to overcome the problem. The objective of this study was to estimate combining ability of highland maize inbred lines for yield and yield related traits under low...

Author(s): Shimelis Tesfaye, Habtamu Zeleke and Demissew Abakemal  

May 2019

African Journal of Biochemistry Research
Immunomodulatory effects of cement in exposed workers

This study was conducted to assess the immunomodulatory potentials [immunoglobulin E (IgE), interferon-gamma (IFN-γ) and tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α)] of cement dust in individuals occupationally exposed to cement. Potentials of cement particles to modulate immune responses have not been documented in occupationally exposed Nigerians. Twenty-nine male cement loaders who had direct exposure to cement...

Author(s): Moses O. Akiibinu, Taofeeq Oduola and Franklin Akinola  

May 2019

African Journal of Biochemistry Research
Phytochemical, acute and subacute toxicity studies of Annona senegalensis Pers. (Annonaceae) root wood extracts

Considered safe because being from natural origin, plant products can exhibit toxic effects during their use. To ensure safe use of Annona senegalensis Pers. (Annonaceae), plant widely used for its therapeutic potential, the phytochemical and safety profiles of its root wood were investigated. Standard tube characterization tests were used to highlight phytochemical groups of root wood of the plant. Acute and subacute...

Author(s): Sylvain ILBOUDO, Hortense SOME, Geoffroy G. OUEDRAOGO, Félix B. KINI, Sylvin OUEDRAOGO and Innocent P. GUISSOU,

May 2019

Journal of Accounting and Taxation
Expectation – performance of internal auditors: Examining views from Ghana

The study examines the audit expectation-performance gap from the standpoint of the internal audit function from the perspective of a developing economy. It evaluates the audit expectation-performance gap from the perspective of internal audit with the view to providing useful insights, interesting dimensions and innovative perspectives to the Audit Expectation Gap (AEG) debate. A questionnaire survey method was used to...

Author(s): Babonyire Adafula, Nicholas Asare, Williams Abayaawien Atuilik and Christopher Jwayire Adafula  

May 2019

Journal of Accounting and Taxation
Effect of tax incentives on the growth of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Rwanda: A case study of SMEs in Nyarugenge district

The study analyzes the effect of tax incentive on the growth of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Rwanda taking SMEs in Nyarugenge as a case study. Qualitative and quantitative research approach was adopted. The population includes 49000 SMEs from agricultural, industrial, services and tourism sectors operating in Nyarugenge district. A sample of 136 SMEs was determined using Silovin and Yemen’s formula...

Author(s): Daniel Twesige and Faustin Gasheja

May 2019

International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation
Diversity and floristic composition of rural and sub-urban home garden in Wadera district of Oromia region, Ethiopia

This study was conducted in Wadera district of Oromia region in Ethiopia, with the objective of quantifying the diversity and floristic composition of home garden agroforestry systems. A stratified random sampling design was used to select 132 sample home gardens and a detailed inspection was conducted on diversity and floristic composition of the plant species using the Shannon-Wiener diversity index and Pielou’s...

Author(s): Biruk Birhan and Tesfaye Abebe  

May 2019

International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation
Phytosociological survey of environmental park in Antonio Danubio municipality of Ananindeua, Para, Brazil

This article reports the floristic and phytosociology of a solid ground forest, located in the Environmental Park Antonio Danubio Lourenço da Silva, municipality of Ananindeua, Pará, Brazil. The inventory of 1 ha considered individuals with diameter at breast height (DBH) ≥ 10 cm, allocated twenty plots in each field, all of size 20 m x 25 m (500 m2) arranged randomly. A total of 239 plants was...

Author(s): Manoel Tavares de Paula, Antonio José Oliveira Macêdo, Nicelly Costa Favacho, Uzias Pereira Oliveira Leite, Altem Nascimento Pontes, Alessandro Silva do Rosário, Ismael Matos da Silva, Lucy Anne Cardoso Lobão Gutierrez, Hélio Raymundo Ferreira Filho, Pedro Henrique Oliveira Simões and Marcelo José Raiol Souza

May 2019

International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation
Schoolchildren as informants about bushmeat consumption in Western Serengeti, Tanzania

Bushmeat contributes to household food security in Western Serengeti, particularly for low-income families who are unable to afford more expensive meat sources. However, as the human population grows, bushmeat demand is increasingly unsustainable. Formulating effective policies to reduce illegal bushmeat hunting in Serengeti National Park (SNP), requires information about the contribution of bushmeat to household meat...

Author(s): Flora Felix Manyama, Julius William Nyahongo, Martin Reinhardt Nielsen and Eivin Røskaft  

May 2019

Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics
Determinants of household transition into and out of poverty in Benin

This study tries to determine the differentiated factors of households’ transition to poverty in Benin. It was carried out on a sample of 6424 households making up data from the integrated modular survey on household living conditions. Descriptive analysis and econometric modeling as Stata 12 was used. From the results of this study, it appears that the geographical location of households in cotton and rice fields...

Author(s): Hortensia Acaha-Acakpo and Jules Yehouenou  

May 2019

Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health Sciences
Spatial distribution and operations of petrol stations in the Kassena-Nankana district (Ghana) and associated health and safety hazards

This study was conducted in Paga to assess the spatial distribution and operations of petrol stations and the associated health and safety hazards. Coordinates of the stations and the distances between them and the nearest residences were elicited and analysed using a GPS and ArcGIS software. Distances between fuel stations’ boundaries and the middle of the N10 highway and the distances between filling...

Author(s): Nang Biyogue Douti, Samuel Kojo Abanyie, Steve Ampofo and Ebenezer Ebo Yahans Amuah  

May 2019

Journal of Philosophy and Culture
Can there be an African logic?

Since the myriads of questions and keen debates concerning the existence or otherwise of African philosophy have been defused and now become obsolete, some thinkers are poised to argue for contextual or African peculiar perspective of the various branches of philosophy, including logic. The preoccupation in this study is to make an inquiry into whether logic is culture bound or contextualizable, and, by extension,...

Author(s): Felix Ayemere Airoboman and Sylvester Idemudia Odia  

May 2019

Journal of Philosophy and Culture
African systems of thought: Whether they fit scientific knowledge

This paper aims to show that in Africa there are thought systems that can have equivalent value with the scientific practices in the Western paradigmal system though it is not itself paradigmal. The Western thought system by its nature is exclusive for other traditions of scientific practice by its claim that science is deeply rational, universal and methodological. African scientific practices actually lack this method...

Author(s): Aderajew Alem  

May 2019

Journal of Land Management and Appraisal
Comparative analysis of risks and returns on residential property sub-market in Lagos: Case study of 1004 Estate

The study appraised the viability of investing in residential real estate submarket in Lagos State, using the apartments in 1004 Estate as case study with a view to providing a guide for investors and portfolio managers on investment decision-making in Lagos. Lagos, a mega city being a point of attraction to real estate investors makes it necessary to undertake real estate investment performance evaluation. To achieve...

Author(s): Okonu Al-Ameen A., Umeh Obinna L., Akinwande Timothy O. and Muraina Oluwaseun A.  

May 2019

Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development
Challenges and contributions of informal finance to the livelihoods of rural households in Gamo Gofa Zone, Ethiopia

This study was to identify challenges and contribution of informal financial services on rural households’ livelihood in selected Woredas of Gamo Gofa Zone. A multistage sampling technique was employed. Primary data on households’ motives, challenges and contribution of informal financial services were collected from household heads and focus group discussants. The collected data were analysed using...

Author(s): Amanuel Shewa Toka and Agidew Abebe Asha  

May 2019

Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development
Climate change, food insecurity and household adaptation mechanisms in Amaro Ward, Southern Region of Ethiopia

Climate change poses an increasing risk to the agricultural sector and the dynamics that underpin food security. It is one of the main driving forces of the current food insecurity problem in Ethiopia and in Amaro ward in particular. The objectives of this study were to: Examine the current household food security situation in Amaro ward of Ethiopia; identify the adaptation mechanisms deployed by residents of the ward...

Author(s): Baynachew B. Baya, Thaddeus C. Nzeadibe, Emmanuel O. Nwosu and Ngozi L. Uzomah  

May 2019

Journal of Plant Breeding and Crop Science
Field performance of shrunken-2 super-sweet corn populations derived from tropical field maize × shrunken-2 super-sweet corn crosses in Ibadan, Nigeria

The conversion of tropical field corn genotypes into sweet corn could broaden the genetic base and improve yield and adaptation of sweet corn varieties. In this study, the performance of shrunken-2 (sh2) super-sweet corn populations derived from crosses between a sh2 population and tropical field corn genotypes were evaluated in Ibadan. Experiments were conducted using randomised complete block design with three...

Author(s): Ayodeji Abe, Oladayo Abosede Lasisi and Olabisi Josephine Akinrinbola,  

May 2019

Journal of Ecology and The Natural Environment
Deforestation impact on ecosystem services in Kamfinsa sub-catchment of Kafue River Basin in Zambia

Forests are important in the lives of local communities as they provide poles for construction, wood fuel for cooking, help reduce soil erosion and provide various foods and medicines due to biodiversity. Most local communities depend on forests in supplementing their livelihoods. At the moment, forests are being lost and it is important to understand the impacts of the lost. Therefore, the objective of the study was to...

Author(s): Deuteronomy Kasaro, Elijah Phiri and Imasiku Nyambe

May 2019

Medical Case Studies
Interventions in women with one blocked oviduct, lessons learnt and recommendations: A case report

Women can still conceive naturally or through in vitro fertilization (IVF) with the one oviduct that is properly functioning if only one oviduct is blocked, however, the chances are decreased particularly if the blockage is close to the ovary (hydrosalpinx) because of wash out phenomena and toxic fluid produced by the fallopian tube that is blocked. In situations where only a single tube has hydrosalpinx specialists...

Author(s): Cosmas Josiah Musewu  

May 2019

Journal of Ecology and The Natural Environment
Spatio-temporal variations in water and sediment parameters of Abule Agege, Abule Eledu, Ogbe, creeks adjoining Lagos Lagoon, Nigeria

Lagos lagoon is known to be highly contaminated due to the increase in human population, industries and influx of contaminants from adjoining creeks. The degree of this contamination can be affected by the seasonal variations in time and space. The spatio-temporal variations in the hydrochemistry and sediments parameters of three (3) Lagos lagoon’s creeks were investigated for six months (June, 2016 to November,...

Author(s): Onyena A. P. and Okoro C. A.  

May 2019

African Journal of Cellular Pathology
CD34 positive stem cells recovered from cord blood remain viable after six months of cryoprotective storage process

Cord blood can be used as an alternative source for bone marrow transplantation and its use is developing into a new field of treatment for patients presenting with haematological disorders, immunological defects and specific genetic diseases; including haemoglobinopathies. The aim was to assess the viability of frozen cord blood as a source of HSC which may be suitable for transplantation. Blood specimens were obtained...

Author(s): Muhibi M. A., Mabayoje V. O. and Komolafe J. O.  

May 2019

International Journal of Nursing and Midwifery
Evaluation of quality of antenatal care services in selected healthcare centres of Mumbwa and Lusaka districts of Zambia: Pregnant women’s perspectives

Antenatal care (ANC) has been recommended as a service that can reduce both maternal and newborn mortalities. However, even in areas recording high ANC attendance, there are unevenly high levels of maternal and new born mortalities. Evidence of a weak relationship between ANC use and maternal and newborn survival has motivated recent calls to focus on content and quality of care provided rather than mere ANC attendance....

Author(s): Katowa-Mukwato Patricia, Kwaleyela Namukolo Concepta, Mwiinga-Kalusopa Victoria, Musenge Emmanuel, Banda Yolan, Mutinta Crecious Muleya and Maimbolwa C. Margaret

May 2019

Journal of Public Administration and Policy Research
Strengthening local government through participation and leadership: Bangladesh perspective

Active participation and effective leadership are two accepted substantial objects of a well-functioning local government, without those ingredients, governance of local government intuitions cannot be contented to its founding purpose. Bangladesh, an emerging South Asian economic tiger, has achieved some exemplary development within short time in many fields, is still struggling to establish a strong and vibrant local...

Author(s): Mohammad Samiul Islam, Mohammad Shakil Bhuiyan and Mohammad Fakhrus Salam  

May 2019

African Journal of Political Science and International Relations
Conflicts and insurgency: Barriers to global quality health service for internally displaced persons in the North Eastern Part of Nigeria

Conflicts and insurgencies constitute some of the greatest challenge to societal peace and development. While daily effort are made by government and humanitarian organisations to address the problem of conflicts and insurgency, the absence of quality health service for those affected by conflicts have further amplified the potential for conflicts and human insecurity. The paper examines conflict and insurgency as...

Author(s): Surajudeen Oladosu Mudasiru, Olushola Basirat Oladipupo and Abiodun Surajudeen Fatai

May 2019

Journal of Entomology and Nematology
Geomorphologic and allometric variations in the populations of adult cocoa moth, Ephestia cautella (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) from Southwestern Nigeria

Damage by the tropical warehouse moth, Ephestia cautella (Walker) to stored plant products especially dried cocoa beans is enormous. This is expressed in holing with frass and webbing of the beans leading to nutritional loss; turning the valuable commodity into powder and reducing the value in the export-import market. Effective management of the pest is contingent upon correct identification and bioecological...

Author(s): Oyedokun A. V. and Omoloye A. A.  

May 2019

Journal of Entomology and Nematology
Evaluation of residual effects of lambdacyhalothrin WP10 in different surfaces against Anopheles stephensi, in a malarious area, southern Iran

Malaria is major vector-borne diseases in southern Iran. The main activity of vector control is indoor residual spraying using pyrethrpids. The study was conducted to evaluate the biological assays of lambdacyhalothrin WP10 at different surfaces of wall.  The persistency of lambdacyhalothrin WP10 at 25 mg/m2 was studied on different local surfaces of rooms such as  plaster and mud surfaces (sorbent) as well as...

Author(s): Mohammad Reza Abai, Hassan Vatandoost, Hossein Dorzadeh, Mansoreh Shayeghi, Ahmad Ali Hanafi-bojd and Ahmad Raeisi

May 2019

International Journal of Sociology and Anthropology
Promoting female leaders in Somali Region, Ethiopia: An entrepreneurship approach

This study takes a value chain approach to identify the constraints, opportunities, interventions and possible impact for the milk business in Fafan Zone, Ethiopian Somali Region. A cross sectional survey design was used. Purposive sampling technique was used to select 5 kebeles and from each kebele simple random selection was further used to select 70 women. Focus group discussions and in-depth interviews were also...

Author(s): Tingirtu Geberetsadik Tekele

May 2019

Journal of African Studies and Development
Scientific investigations on paper and writing materials of Mali: A pilot study

The investigation of physical properties and chemical composition generates data important for answering cultural-historical questions that cannot be solved by historical and philological methods alone. Due to technological developments, technical diagnostics in art and culture are in ever-greater demand in such fields of transdisciplinary research. Natural sciences play auxiliary role in the studies of manuscripts. The...

Author(s): Eva Brozowsky, Claudia Colini, Oliver Hahn, and Ira Rabin,        

May 2019

Journal of African Studies and Development
Vendetta case and oath based indigenous conflict management in Jawi district, Northwest Ethiopia: A symbolic ritual perspective

Study was conducted on the mitigation of vendetta case and oath based conflict management in Jawi district of northwest Ethiopia. The study was aimed at investigating the mitigation and reconciliation of vendetta and management of conflicts through an oath, from a symbolic ritual perspective. Primary data were collected by in-depth interviewing of informants and through informal conversation methods. Secondary sources...

Author(s): Abraham Genet

May 2019

Journal of Physical Education and Sport Management
Analysis on the environmental ethics awareness of outdoor recreation leaders

The most preliminary factor of an outdoor recreation is nature. In a state where natural resources are depleted, it is not viable to mention an outdoor recreation; hence during recreation activities it is of utmost importance to conserve and attentively consume natural resources. The aim of this study is to analyze the environmental-ethics awareness levels of recreation leaders who play a salient role in outdoor...

Author(s): Merve Ceylan

May 2019

International Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences
Arousal perception/misperception and total sleep time misperception in subjects with sleep disorders

Limited studies have examined arousal perception in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) or other sleep disorders. The aim of this study is to evaluate the factors that affect patients’ arousal and total sleep time perception. This is a retrospective study of 210 subjects divided into 5 groups: Primary insomnia; upper airway resistance syndrome (UARS)/primary snoring; mild, moderate and severe OSA. Perceived arousals...

Author(s): Zinobia Khan, Moses Bachan, Pahnwat Taweesdt, Manaswenne Rath, Dinesh Kumar, Robert Siegel, Stephen Lund and Jon Freeman  

May 2019

Journal of Physiology and Pathophysiology
Evaluation of the cytoprotective effects of anti-ulcer agents in acid-alcohol induced gastric ulceration in wistar rats

Adequate studies have been done using proton pump inhibitors and H2-receptor antagonist and only few studies for cyto-protective and gastric acid secretions have been done in Nigeria. Therefore this work studied the cyto-protective and gastric acid secretory effects of rabeprazole, ranitidine, omeprazole and cimetidine in wistar rats. 28 male wistar rats of weights 300 to 400 g were recruited and randomly divided into...

Author(s): Nworgu Choice, Celestine Ani, Ugwuishi Emeka, Okorie Pamela, Anyaeji Pamela, Ugwu Princewill, Uzoigwe Jide, Igwe Uzoma and Nwachukwu Daniel  

May 2019

Journal of Civil Engineering and Construction Technology
Assessment of building construction defect causes in North Shoa zone, Ethiopia

Ethiopia is one of the developing countries; and many projects are being carried out with some of the firms acting unprofessionally, leading to lots of defects in buildings. This study was focused on identifying the types of defects and assessing the causes of defects occurring in residential and office buildings located in North Shoa zone, Ethiopia. To identify the types and causes of defect, questionnaires surveys...

Author(s): Yirgalem Damtew and Abdulkadir Enday  

May 2019

Journal of Soil Science and Environmental Management
Nitrogen use efficiency of tef [Eragrostis tef (Zucc.) Trotter] as affected by nitrogen fertilizer under chickpea-tef rotation at Tahtay Koraro District, North Ethiopia

Study was carried out to evaluate the supplementary nitrogen requirement of tef to enhance nitrogen use efficiency of tef grown under chickpea-tef rotation cropping. On-farm, experiment was conducted during the 2015 main cropping season at Tahtay Koraro District of the Tigray regional State, Ethiopia on tef after preceding chickpea. The experiment was set in a randomized complete block design with three replications....

Author(s): Tsadik Tadele  

May 2019

Journal of Soil Science and Environmental Management
Technical viability of physical soil and water conservation structures implemented in Lake Hawassa watershed, southern Ethiopia.

Physical soil and water conservation measures with ultimate intention of reducing sever soil erosion and its associated impact had been implemented for the last four decades in southern Ethiopia. Yet, so far the technical viability of the implemented structures weren't studied. Therefore, the objective of this study was to evaluate the technical viability of the implemented physical soil and water conservation...

Author(s): Yericho Berhanu Meshesha  

May 2019

Journal of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Effect of plasma magnet power supplies operating temperatures on the thermal life of space-vehicles

The galactic and solar radiation effect on astronauts in space during manned-space missions is one of the issues that scientists are dealing with to overcome this disaster. Furthermore, in space missions to Mars, Titan, and beyond, a powerful propulsion system is required. Recently, with the enhancement of technology in plasma generation, scientists tried to design and build a plasma radiation shield and plasma...

Author(s): A. Anvari

May 2019

International Journal of Nursing and Midwifery
Cross River State experience of the mandatory continuing professional development program for nurses: A case study of the 34th session in Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria

Continuing professional development (CPD) is a key aspect of any profession and fundamental to the development of a nation. The Mandatory Continuing Professional Development Program (MCPDP) as it is known in the nursing profession in Nigeria is aimed at sustaining capabilities and introducing new skills for modern day practice needs. It also offers the prospect for nurses to improve and broaden their knowledge,...

Author(s): Alberta David Nsemo, Effioawan Irene Nkere and Emmanuel Chukwunwike Enebeli  

May 2019

Journal of Economics and International Finance
Sectoral Aid for Trade and sectoral export performance in East Africa

The study set out to evaluate the relationship between sectoral Aid for Trade (AfTS) and sectoral exports within East Africa – represented by the East African Community partner states including Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. The Estimation method used was the Seemingly Unrelated Regression Equation (SURE) model. The SURE estimation results show a positive significant relationship between AfTS and...

Author(s): Ronett Atukunda, Vincent Leyaro and Nichodemus Rudaheranwa  

May 2019

International Journal of Psychology and Counselling
The impact of bullying and victimization among deaf students in residential schools and distressful behaviors of deaf students

Bullying and victimization remains a persistent phenomenon in schools within the United States of America. However, no studies have focused on bullying and victimization among deaf students. This cross-sectional study was conducted to determine the frequency of bullying and victimization among deaf children. Further, the study examined deaf children who could read and write at their respective grade levels or higher....

Author(s): Danielle Thompson-Ochoa and Patricia Hodgdon  

May 2019

Journal of Hospitality Management and Tourism
Research on a projected brand and perceived personality differentiation of tourist destination: A case study of Shandong, China

Due to the accelerated pace of modern life, consumers reduce time of purchase decisions and tend to choose services that match their own personality. The development of the brand of tourist destination needs to introduce new, appropriate extension to meet the needs of tourists in order to maintain exuberant vitality. So, what the perception of the brand personality of tourist destination is and whether it has an impact...

Author(s): Jun Wu, Weilong Sun, Fanglei Wang, Zhaoli Xu and Yuanyuan Xu  

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