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Journal of Horticulture and Forestry
Ex-situ propagation by cutting of Flemingea faginea (Guill.& Perr.) (Burkina Faso, West Africa)

January-March 2021

Medicinal plants are especially used by vulnerable populations in Burkina Faso to solve their health problems. Flemingia faginea is a medicinal plant overexploited and its wetland habitat is threatened by climate change. Thus, this study aims to promote the ex-situ reproduction of F. faginea, and make it accessible as a remedy for people suffering from blood pressure disease. The capacity of reproduction by cutting has...

Author(s): Assan GNOUMOU, Raymond NANA, Djingdia LOMPO and Amadé OUEDRAOGO  

Journal of Parasitology and Vector Biology
Prevalence of intestinal schistosomiasis and associated risk factors among patients living in “Vallée du Kou” in Burkina Faso one year after treatment

January-June 2021

In Burkina Faso, most reported Schistosoma infections are related to urinary schistosomiasis and focus on school-aged children. Here, we aimed to determine the prevalence of intestinal schistosomiasis and associated risk factors among patients in “Vallée du Kou” in Burkina Faso one year after treatment with praziquantel. A longitudinal study involving 980 participants of both sexes aged 6 to 80 years...

Author(s): Nina Gouba, Issaka Zongo, Hermann Sorgho, Alassane Haro, Coulibaly Sié Bienvenu Franck, Olivier O. Sombié and Jean Bosco Ouédraogo    

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Growth, phenology, yield and yield attributes of rice as influenced by tillage, residue and nitrogen management practice in Chitwan, Nepal

January, 2021

A field experiment was conducted in three factorial strip-split-plot design to evaluate the effect of two establishment methods (EM) [transplanted in puddled soil (PuTPR) and direct seeded in zero tillage (ZT-DSR)], two residue levels [residue kept at 3 t ha-1 (RK) and residue removed (RR)] with two nitrogen doses [recommended dose (100 kg N ha-1) (RD) and farmers' dose (50 kg N ha-1) (FD)] with six replications on...

Author(s): Arjun Bastola, Tika Karki, Santosh Marahatta and Lal Prasad Amgain  

African Journal of Business Management
Transparency and public procurement practices in the Nigerian Civil Service

January 2021

This study examines the extent to which the level of transparency influences public procurement practices in the Nigerian Civil Service. A survey research design is adopted. The staff members of the public procurement department/unit of the different federal government ministries in Abuja made up the population of this study. The sample size consists of 352 staff members selected from different ministries where...

Author(s): Okotie Williams and Tafamel Ehiabhi Andrew

Journal of Media and Communication Studies
News worthiness and Public trust in sub-Sahara African: Examining the impact of tabloid journalism in Zambia

January-March 2021

This study set out to understand the role of tabloid news content in establishing public news trust in Zambia. The study compared tabloid news stories (usually frowned upon as unprofessional by most African journalists and scholars) to professional news writing styles, which are rooted in Western journalism education. Drawing from studies that critique tabloid journalism as consumed by people lacking critical abilities...

Author(s): Gregory Gondwe

African Journal of History and Culture
Civil resistance in Ethiopia: An overview of a historical development

January-June 2021

A history of anti-government opposition in Ethiopia is a very complex topic and a subject extremely difficult to investigate. It runs through the analysis of intractable social crisis of the entire feudal empire covering a wide range of historical processes across ages to the various people’s movements in contemporary Ethiopia. It also involved different styles and methods over the years ranging from violent to...

Author(s): Amare Kenaw Aweke  

Journal of Entomology and Nematology
Genetic diversity of four populations of honey bee, Apis mellifera (Linnaeus, 1758) from two vegetation zones in Nigeria

January-March 2021

Genetic diversity of four populations of honey bee, Apis mellifera from two vegetation zones in Nigeria namely; southwest rainforest and northcentral derived savanna was analysed using fifteen morphometric characters and five microsatellite loci. Discriminant function analysis (DFA) of the morphometric data revealed a considerable variation of morphological characters between the sampled localities while Principal...

Author(s): Michael Olufemi Awodiran, Temitope Esther Amoo and Temitope Olatayo Kehinde

African Journal of Political Science and International Relations
Manifest destiny and foreign relations: Examining the Nigeria-South Africa contradiction

January-March 2021

This article analyses the dichotomy between potentials and capabilities with respect to Nigeria-South Africa relations and how this impinges on the leadership contest majorly involving the two countries. It observed that the international recognition accorded South Africa pitched it against Nigeria though, there are other contenders including Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia and Rwanda to mention a few for the leadership slot....

Author(s): ADETUNJI, Olumuyiwa Adebayo and ADEWUMI, Eyitayo Folasade

African Journal of Agricultural Research
A comparative economic analysis of aquaculture production systems in Southern Agricultural Zone of Cross River State, Nigeria

January, 2021

This study was undertaken to determine the factors that influence the output of aquaculture production and the profitability of three production systems (concrete tank, earthen pond, and mobile tank) in Southern Agricultural Zone of Cross River State. A multi-stage stratified random sampling technique was used to select 140 farmers from three LGAs in the study area. Structured questionnaire was used for data...

Author(s): Etuk, Ekanem Abasiekong, Ogban, Gloria Onette and Idiong, Christopher Idiong  

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Inorganic fertilizer use among agroforestry and non-agroforestry practicing farmers in South West Cameroon: A comparative assessment and policy ramifications

January, 2021

Continuous and excessive use of inorganic fertilizers by farmers across the world is causing more harm than good to croplands. This is because most of these inorganic fertilizers are toxic, which in essence defeats the very purpose for which they are produced. This paper sought to comparatively assess the use of inorganic fertilizer among agroforestry and non-agroforestry practicing farmers in south west Cameroon. Data...

Author(s): Azembouh Roshinus Tsufac, Nyong Princely Awazi and Bernard Palmer Kfuban Yerima  

Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development
Aquaculture extension service in Kenya: Farmers and extension officers perspectives

January-March 2021

A cross-sectional study was undertaken to examine the aquaculture extension service in Kenya.  Primary data was collected using a semi-structured questionnaire administered to 292 randomly selected fish farmers and 56 extension officers in different counties in Kenya. Descriptive statistics mainly mean and frequencies were computed to determine key characteristics of farmers and extension officers. Inferential...

Author(s): Fonda J. Awuor, Mary A. Opiyo, Kevin O. Obiero, Jonathan M. Munguti, Jacob Abwao, Betty M. Nyonje, Nancy Nevejan and Gilbert V. Stappen  

International Journal of Livestock Production
Performance and welfare of dairy cattle in an alternative compost bedded pack housing in a pasture-based system

January-March 2021

The objective of this study was to assess the performance and welfare (lameness, hock lesions, mastitis) of loose-housed dairy cattle managed under grazing or semi-grazing system. Data of thirty-two cows before and after changing to semi-grazing system during the rainy season (week 1 to 4; grazing, week 6 to 9; semi-grazing) and before and after changing to semi-grazing (week 11 to 16; grazing, week 18 to 23,...

Author(s): Bettie S. Kawonga  

Journal of Biophysics and Structural Biology
Synthesis and Characterization of Iron Oxide Nanoparticles from Wonderful Kola seed for Future Application in Microwave Tumour Ablation

January-June 2021

The green method of synthesizing nanoparticles is an eco-friendly, reliable and cost effective approach which has proven to be an alternative to chemical based methods over the years (Dipankar and Murugan, 2012). This research focuses on the synthesis and characterization of super-paramagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (FeNPs), adopted a co-precipitation procedure by the interaction of ferric chloride solution...

Author(s): Morakinyo Aderonke Deborah, Ibeh Joseph Godwin, Aweda Adebayo Moses, Adeyemi David Kehinde, Oyeneyin Aliyu Ope, Ige Olumide, Ibitoye Ayo Zaccheus and Adeneye Samuel Olaoluwa  

International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation
The effects of anthropogenic activities on the regeneration of flora in duekoué and scio forests in Southwestern Côte D’ivoire

January-March 2021

The aim of this study is to understand how the crop farms and forest plantations affect the regeneration of local flora. Ten plots of 10 m × 10 m size were established per vegetation type and all DBH categories of vascular plants were inventoried. The richness of adult plants (DBH ≥10 cm) was similar to those of juvenile plants (10 cm > DBH ≥1 cm), which was between 20 and 50 times lower than the richness...

Author(s): François N’Guessan Kouamé and Marina Lucette Amany Koné

African Journal of Plant Science
Variation of Parkia biglobosa morphological traits according to land use and agro-climatic zones in Southern Mali

January 2021

A study was conducted in southern Mali to contribute to the domestication of Parkia biglobosa. Three agro climatic zones (North Sudanian “NS”, South Sudanian “SS” and North Guinean “NG”) and two stands (field and fallow) were concerned. Three plots of 0.25 ha each, were installed in each stand. Diameter at Breast Height (DBH), Total Height (TH) and Crown Diameter (CD) of adult trees...

Author(s): Bokary Allaye Kelly, Amadou Malé Kouyaté and Sidiki Gabriel Dembélé

International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation
Climate change study in Burkina Faso from 1987 to 2018: An online systematic review for future directions

January-March 2021

In this paper, we perform a bibliometric analysis of published climate change research in Burkina Faso for the period of 1987 to 2018. More specifically, this article aims at (1) revealing the temporal, and categorical patterns in climate change research; (2) summarizing the global research trends from multiple perspectives; and (3) providing an alternative demonstration of research advancements about climate change...

Author(s): Rimwaodo P. Silga, Adama Oueda, Idrissa Ouedraogo, Komandan Mano, Peter D. M. Weesie and Gustave B. Kabre

Journal of Accounting and Taxation
Closed form solution for the valuation of deferred tax assets

January-March 2021

Deferred tax asset (DTA) is a tax/accounting concept that refers to an asset that may be used to reduce future tax liabilities of the holder. In the banking sector, it usually refers to situations where a bank has either overpaid taxes, paid taxes in advance or has carry-over of losses (the latter being the most common situation). In fact, accounting and tax losses may be used to shield future profits from taxation,...

Author(s): João Marques Silva, Nuno Souto and José Azevedo Pereira

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Relative time of planting of legumes (cowpea, soybean and groundnut) on weed suppression and yield in cassava cropping system

January, 2021

Weeds are a serious problem farmer’s face in tropical Africa, which significantly reduces yield. Field trials were conducted from September 2013 to September 2014 to determine the appropriate relative time of planting of legumes in cassava cropping system for optimum weed suppression. The experimental design was a randomized complete block design (RCBD) with three replicates. Treatments consisted of combinations...

Author(s): Kingsley Joseph Taah and Emmanuel Ogyiri Adu  

African Journal of Microbiology Research
Genome codon bias analysis of dengue virus type 1

December 2020

Dengue viruses (DENV) are the most common mosquito-borne RNA virus with high variation and adaptation in tropical and subtropical regions. Exploration of codon usage bias of DENV can be significant to understand their genetic variation and adaptation. In the study, the codon usage pattern of dengue virus type 1 (DENV-1) was analyzed by using codonW, CUSP and SPSS. The extent of codon preference of DENV-1 is weak with a...

Author(s): Lu Wang, He Lu and Zeng Tu

Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology
Effectiveness of the medical response teams to the 2014 Ebola outbreak: African immigrants’ perceptions

October-December 2020

During the 2014 Ebola virus outbreak, international medical response teams were sent to help contain the virus. The purpose of this study was to explore the effectiveness of the medical response teams from African immigrants’ perspectives. Qualitative data was gathered through the use of a semi-structured interview guide. Participants included thirteen African immigrants, ages 18 and above living in California....

Author(s): Ogbochi Mckinney, Dominick Sturz, Pamela Mukaire, Lindsay Brown, Heather Toki and Ellen Van Druten  

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Effects of two growth hormones and three manure formulas on a variety of papaya (Carica papaya L.) in the Sudano-Sahelian zone of Mali

December, 2020

This study was conducted in the orchard of the Rural Polytechnic Institute for Training and Applied Research (IPR / IFRA) in Katibougou to assess the growth and production of solo papaya (Carica papaya L., 2n = 18) in Sudano-Sahelian zone of Mali as well as the effects of the hormone and manuring formulas. A split plot device, comprising 2 factors with 3 levels of variation each, was used. The main factor was  the...

Author(s): SIDIBE Abdoulaye, TRAORE Bakary Mamourou and YAHAYA Tassiou  

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Limestone application effects on common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) yield and grain iron and zinc concentration on a Ferralsol soil in Uganda

December, 2020

Soil acidification has major ramifications on crop production because low pH soils are less productive. The objective of this study was to determine the effect of limestone application on yield and grain iron (Fe) and zinc (Zn) concentration in newly released high iron and zinc, drought resilient varieties of common bean (NAROBEAN 1 and 3). Using a split-plot in time design, an experiment was set up using three common...

Author(s): Rosemary Bulyaba, Andrew W. Lenssen, Kenneth J. Moore and Onesmus Semalulu  

African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology
Mining the past for a better future of African waters: Historical changes in the fish and fishery of Lake Bam (Burkina Faso) before rehabilitation

December 2020

Terrestrial waters provide multiple goods and services to human kind, but they have been severely diminished by increasing human exploitation of water and the landscapes surrounding aquatic communities. This research illuminates such dynamics in the recent history of exploitation of the Lake Bam fishery in Burkina Faso. To do so, from 2009 to 2015 we collected data on the ecology, exploitation and governance of the Lake...

Author(s): Raymond OUEDRAOGO, Komandan MANO, and Adama OUEDA

Educational Research and Reviews
The degree of using meta-cognitive thinking strategies skills for problem solving by a sample of biology female teachers at the secondary stage in the State of Kuwait

December 2020

The study aims to identify the degree of using meta-cognitive thinking strategy skill that relates to problem solving by teachers in the State of Kuwait and to investigate whether there is a statistical significance of using the skills of meta-cognitive strategies on solving problem related to their years of experience and their educational area. The current study followed the descriptive and analytical method that is...

Author(s): Khadir Abdullah Al Azmy and Tahani Muhammed Alebous

African Journal of Biotechnology
Comparative performance of different yeast strains in the production of bioethanol using simultaneous liquefaction saccharification and fermentation (SLSF)

December 2020

The performance of a hybrid of Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Saccharomyces paradoxus (Yeast B) compared with an industrial strain of S. cerevisiae (Yeast A) was studied.  The two strains of yeasts: Yeast A obtained from the Bioresources Development Centre, National Biotechnology Development Agency Ogbomosho and Yeast B obtained from Scotch Whisky Research Laboratory in Edinburgh, Scotland (Strain 63M) were studied...

Author(s): Edith Lemechi Leonald-Emeka, Elizabeth Funmilayo Aransiola, Taiwo Hassan Ibrahim, Julius Olusegun Oyedele, Rose Maxwell Gidado, Andrew Chibuzor Iloh and Bamidele Ogbe Solomon

Journal of Soil Science and Environmental Management
Effect of rhizobial inoculation combined with phosphorus fertilizer on nitrogen accumulation, growth and yield of soybean in Benin

October-December 2020

The objective of this study was to determine the amount of phosphorus application needed for the Bradyrhizobium inoculation to improve soybean N uptake and grain yield. Two factors were investigated: inoculation with Bradyrhizobium diazoefficiens strain USDA 110 and application of phosphorus fertilizer with different doses (0; 50; 100 and 150 kg ha-1 P2O5). Trials were carried out in two agro-ecological zones (ZAE) in...

Author(s): Houngnandan H. B., Adandonon A., Akplo T. M., Zoundji C.C., Kouelo A. F., Zeze A., Houngnandan P., Bodjrenou R., , Dehoue H., and Akinocho J.,  

International Journal of Physical Sciences
Analysis and feasibility of 50 kWp self-consumption solar photovoltaic system for four Senegalese typical climatic zones using PVsyst software

October-December, 2020

This study investigates analysis and feasibility of 50 kWp self-consumption photovoltaic system used for supplying the electrical load of military bases in Senegal. It refers to a simulation of performance photovoltaic system in four Senegalese typical climatic zones. In constructing the 50 kWp self-consumption photovoltaic simulation, the number of modules is 144, the power of each module is 280 Wp, 18 modules are in...

Author(s): Adama Sarr, Cheikh Mohammed Fadel Kebe and Ababacar Ndiaye  

African Journal of Food Science
Traditional production and quality perception of grilled pork consumed in Benin

December 2020

Traditional grilled pork is a well appreciated ready-to-eat on the spot or takeaway food produced in Benin. This study, realized via field investigation, aimed to provide a better understanding of the traditional grilled pork production in Benin, for future improvement of the process and product quality for urban dwellers. The study showed most processors were men (85.6%), illustrating the particularity of this activity...

Author(s): Ogouyôm Herbert Iko Afé, Dona Gildas Hippolyte Anihouvi, Mahunan François Assogba, Yénoukounmè Euloge Kpoclou, Nassim Moula, Jacques Mahillon, Victor Bienvenu Anihouvi, Marie-Louise Scippo and Djidjoho Joseph Hounhouigan

Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development
Modernizing extension services to improve rice productivity: Lessons from Ghana’s planting for food and jobs program

October-December 2020

The Government of Ghana introduced Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ) program in 2017 to help raise farm productivity, improve food security, create jobs and modernize agriculture. Among the core pillars of PFJ program include the provision of modernized extension service to farmers. This study analyzed the productivity difference between beneficiaries and non-beneficiaries of the modernized extension service among rice...

Author(s): Augustine T. Zoogah and Tekuni Nakuja

African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology
Residents’ perception of the effects of soot pollution in Rivers State, Nigeria

December 2020

Air pollution is a growing cause of morbidity and mortality globally. Nigeria is confronted with rising air pollution concerns due to activities of extractives, industrialisation and high population growth rate. Many areas of Rivers State, which provide 60% of Nigeria’s crude oil output, have recently been experiencing visible fallout of soot. To assess the perception of residents of Rivers State on the current...

Author(s): Mina Whyte, Tamuno-Wari Numbere and Kabari Sam,

Journal of Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology
Organochlorine pesticides: The culprit behind chronic kidney disease of unknown origin

July-December 2020

Incidence of chronic kidney disease of unknown etiology (CKDu) has emerged in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa over last few years. CKDu is not attributed to diabetes, hypertension or other known causes of CKD. It affects younger individuals and is usually asymptomatic till advanced stages. Organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) are one of the proposed etiologies of CKDu. The present study was done to evaluate the serum...

Author(s): C. Gothwaal, O. P. Kalra, S. Agarwal and A. Raizada  

African Journal of Medical and Health Sciences
Evaluating the effect of highly active antiretroviral therapy on visual acuity and intraocular pressure among HIV/AIDS patients in Kano State, Nigeria

December 2020

Highly Active Anti-Retroviral Therapy (HAART) has been effective in reducing rapidly progressive retinopathies, there are other ocular manifestations of HIV and ocular side effects of HAART which are yet to be determined and evaluated. The aim of this study was to investigate and evaluate the effect of HAART on Visual Acuity (VA) and Intraocular Pressure (IOP) among HIV/AIDS patients in Kano State, Nigeria. This was a...

Author(s): Ebisike Philips Ifeanyichukwu, Sadiq Hassan, Timothy Christopher Okechukwu, Ibrahim Usman Yuguda, Ismail Salma Mukhtar, Rabi Yahaya Sani, and Habib Saudat Garba,  

International Journal of Nursing and Midwifery
Management skills required for nursing middle managers in the next generation in perinatal medical care

October-December 2020

Learning of management skills is necessary for the training of nursing middle managers in the next generation. However, in perinatal medical care, there have been few studies on management skills for midwives as middle managers. The aim of this study was to determine whether advanced midwives have an awareness of probable future changes in perinatal nursing and what management skills they consider will be required for...

Author(s): Megumi Abe, Toshiyuki Yasui, Yukie Matsuura and Mari Haku  

African Journal of Business Management
The social side of IPOs: Twitter sentiment and investors’ attention in the IPO primary market

December 2020

Despite in recent years the impact of market sentiment on the performance of listing firms has gained increased attention from academics and professionals, a research question that remains uncovered deals with how the retail investor sentiment and attention might impact the IPO pricing in the primary market. This analysis proposes a stochastic frontier model approach on a sample of 412 US firms listed between 2010 and...

Author(s): Gian Luca Gregori, Luca Marinelli, Camilla Mazzoli and Sabrina Severini

Journal of Hospitality Management and Tourism
Community based ecotourism potentials for sustainable development in Gorgora, Ethiopia

October-December 2020

Community-based ecotourism is utilized to depict an assortment of exercises that empower and uphold a wide scope of destinations in monetary and social turn of events and conservation. It became elective methods for money ages and off-ranch exercises to limit debasements pressure on jeopardized conditions in country zones of Ethiopia, particularly Gorgora. The potentials of Gorgora area help to prepare the community...

Author(s): Getachew Melesse Asefa 

Journal of Horticulture and Forestry
Comparative growth and dry matter accumulation in selected tree species in response to quarry dust media amendments

October-December 2020

Field and laboratory trials were conducted to assess the effect of quarry dust amendments media on plant growth (biomass) of various selected tree species for re-vegetation purposes of post quarry sites in Ndurugu, Kiambu-Kenya. A randomized complete block design experiment was piloted with two-month-old nursery established seedlings of four tree species (Acacia abyssinica, Casuarina equisetifolia, Eucalyptus grandis...

Author(s): Joyce Kemunto Ayusa, John Bosco Mukundi and Aggrey Ochieng’ Adimo  

International Journal of Physical Sciences
Coherent perfect absorption in plasmonic planar metasurface

October-December, 2020

The coherent perfect absorption (CPA) for a planar resonator of silver has been elaborated here in numerical and analytical approaches. It is investigated numerically in different geometrical shapes and spectral regimes. The CPA mode is observed to be spectrally sensitive to the geometry of the resonator. The scattering matrix method is employed in theoretical analysis. The CPA conditions and output irradiance...

Author(s): Alamgir Badsha  

African Journal of Medical and Health Sciences
Quality of health care service assessment using Donabedian model in East Gojjam Zone, Northwest Ethiopia, 2018

December 2020

Donabedian model health care quality assessment measures the difference between expected and actual performance to identify gaps in the health care system, which would serve as a starting point for quality improvement activities. So, the aim of this study was to assess the level of quality of health care with respect to structural settings, actual process of care, and outcomes of care. Institutional based both...

Author(s): Yewbmirt Sharew, Getachew Mullu, Nurilign Abebe and Tsegaye Mehare  

International Journal of Vocational and Technical Education
Effect of students’ industrial work experience scheme on students’ readiness for world of work

July-December 2020

The research on effect of students’ industrial work experience scheme on students’ readiness for world of work in Nigeria was undertaken to find out whether students’ industrial work experience scheme (SIWES) has any significant effect on students learning and readiness for life of work with respect to knowledge, skill and attitude improvement while on internship in the industry. The study was designed...

Author(s): Henry Osimabale Auru and Longshal Markus Wakili

African Journal of Microbiology Research
Antibiotic resistance of enterobacteria (Escherichia coli, Klebsiella spp. and Salmonella spp) isolated from healthy poultry and pig farms in peri-urban area of Lome, Togo

December 2020

This study aimed to determine for the first time the levels and patterns of antimicrobial resistance of enterobacteria isolated from poultry and pigs farms in southern Togo. A cross-sectional study was conducted in south Togo in 70 and 47 poultry and pig farms, respectively. Fecal samples were collected once in each farm and enterobacteria isolated according to recommended techniques. Isolates from each sample were...

Author(s): André P. BEDEKELABOU, Essodina TALAKI, Malibida DOLOU, Adeline DIOUF and Rianatou BADA ALAMBEDJI

African Journal of Medical and Health Sciences
Uptake and reason for discontinuation of long-acting reversible contraception in a tertiary hospital: A 5 years retrospective review

December 2020

Long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) methods, including intrauterine contraceptives and subdermal implants, are some of the most effective contraceptive methods available. They are known to be convenience, cost effective and suitable for many women. The study aims to determine the trends and uptake of long acting reversible contraception in University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, Maiduguri, assess the...

Author(s): Bilkisu Isa, Sanusi Mohammed Ibrahim, Mairo Mandara and Babagana Bako  

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) as an innovation in agriculture

December, 2020

Facing up with the effects of climate change, increasing human population, reduction of natural resources, and degradation of soils the agricultural sector has the challenge of meeting the world's demand for food. In this scenario, the interest of scientific communities for the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) in the agricultural sector has increased in recent years. The aim of this article is to provide a...

Author(s): Eduardo Cornejo-Velazquez, Hugo Romero-Trejo, Otilio-Arturo Acevedo-Sandoval, Alfredo Toriz-Palacios, and Mireya Clavel-Maqueda  

Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development
Effects of soil organic resource management practices on crop productivity and household income in Chipata district of Zambia

October-December 2020

Soil organic resource management practices such as use of green manure, cover crops, improved fallows, mulch, animal manure, compost and residue retention are options that promote the environment and potentially increase farmer crop yields and income. However, there have been low levels of adoption of most of these practices, and their ability to improve crop yields and farmer income has come into question. The...

Author(s): Henry Nkhuwa, Elias Kuntashula, Thomson Kalinda and Benson Chishala  

African Journal of Business Management
A test of subjective security and post adoption consumption alternation related to M-payment system among expatriates in China

December 2020

China, the second-largest economy in the world, has been an eye-catching destination for several foreigners who wish to live and study there. As they are beneficiaries of the Chinese advanced digital payment system, subjective security in using the mobile payment system and the subsequent change in their consumption intention has been a behavioral concern that perplexes scholars. Using SEM, we integrated the technology...

Author(s): Mebrahtu Gebrehans, Li Chang and Dawit Teclemariam Bahta

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Managed bees as pollinators and vectors of bio control agent against grey mold disease in strawberry plantations

December, 2020

Pollination by bees and other animals significantly increase both crop yields and quality. Bees also support the transfer of bio-control agents for suppression of crop pests and diseases through bio-vectoring technology that has not been applied in Africa. Two farms were set up to test the ability of managed bees to disseminate Trichoderma harzianum to control Botrytis cinerea, on strawberries. At on-station farm, three...

Author(s): Jane Muthoni Macharia, Mary Wanjiku Gikungu, Rebecca Karanja and Sheila Okoth  

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Estimation of magnitudes of heterosis for grain yield and yield contributing traits of conventional maize (Zea mays L.) single cross hybrids

December, 2020

This study was initiated with the objective of estimating magnitude of heterosis of selected conventional maize inbred lines. Ten elite inbred lines were selected based on over per se performances. The crosses were done in a 10 x 10 half-diallel mating design to produce 45 F1 single crosses hybrids during 2016. The experiment was conducted at Bako National Maize Research Center in 2017 main cropping. The experimental...

Author(s): Zelalem Tafa, Gudeta Nepir and Girum Azmach  

Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development
Survey on indigenous knowledge of farmers in identifying enset varieties at Labu Koromo Kebele in Dore Woreda, Sidama Zone

October-December 2020

Enset is a multipurpose plant, of which every part is thoroughly utilized, cultivated, as a food and crop only in Ethiopia, particularly in the southern and southwestern parts of the country. The main objective of this research is to assess the indigenous knowledge of farmers for identifying the different enset varieties grown in Labu Koromo kebele, Dore woreda. The data were collected using open and close ended...

Author(s): Tiruha Karssa and Huwatu Darebo  

Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology
Risk factors of under nutrition among indigenous children under five years in developing countries: A scoping review

October-December 2020

Undernutrition is a leading cause of child mortality, especially among indigenous peoples worldwide. Understanding associated predictors is essential for mitigation strategies. This review was undertaken to identify existing literature on the determinants of undernutrition among under-five indigenous children in developing countries, and to reveal existing knowledge gaps. Using relevant terms, we searched for relevant...

Author(s): Florence Titu Manjong, Vincent Siysi Verla, Thomas Obinchemti Egbe and Dickson Shey Nsagha  

Journal of Parasitology and Vector Biology
Immunoglobulin evolution and associated factors with intestinal schistosomiasis after treatment in rural Burkina Faso

July-December 2020

The performance of specific antibodies in a post-chemotherapy situation remains a controversial issue. Thus the study aims to investigate the variations of different immunoglobulins, IgG, IgG subclasses, IgM and IgA against Schistosoma mansoni soluble eggs antigens post-treatment and their correlation with eggs excretion. A longitudinal study was conducted on 928 participants over 5 years of age from February 2007 to...

Author(s): Nina Gouba, Hermann Sorgho, Isidore Traoré, Olivier O. Sombié, Yeri E. Hien, Nico F. W. Dena and Jean B. Ouédraogo  

Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics
Economic resources utilisation in maize production: Evidence from Central Region, Ghana

October-December 2020

This study was undertaken to improve the efficiency of maize farming in the Central Region of Ghana. A stochastic frontier cost function, applied to cross-sectional data, was used to analyse firm level cost efficiency of production and its determinants. Efficiency of resource utilization was analysed using marginal value product of inputs. Results from the Cobb-Douglas stochastic cost frontier model and a farm-specific...

Author(s): Kwaku Asuako Tabiri and Selorm Akaba  

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