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Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology
Standards and regimentations of biosafety and biosecurity in medical biology laboratories in Togo, 2021

July-September 2022

Legal instruments are necessary for the regulation of programs such as the biosafety and biosecurity (BSS) system in a country, yet little information is available in this sector in Togo. The study conducted aimed to take an analytical look at the normative and regulatory environment of biosafety and biosecurity in medical biology laboratories in Togo. A documentary review was carried out on the web, in the Official...

Author(s): Wemboo Afiwa Halatoko, Essozimna Sondou, Ghislain Emmanuel Sopoh, Gnatoulma Katawa, Fandame Boukari, Mounérou Salou, Simplice Damintoti Karou and Egard Marius Ouendo  

African Journal of Biotechnology
Rhizosphere competence and abiotic stress tolerance of commercially sold Pseudomonas fluorescens biofertilizers: Implications for their bioremediation potential

August 2022

Microbial remediation research has become front and centre gaining momentum for numerous environmental biotechnological applications. Agronomical bioproducts have been widely used for many years and their availability, low costs and safety makes them potentially suitable for alternative biotechnological applications, specifically environmental remediation. In this study, the commercially available biofertilizer,...

Author(s): Schapira Jessica, Rumbold Karl, Bolhar Robert, Master Sharad and Le Bras Loic

Educational Research and Reviews
Effects of Whatsapp group learning platform on senior secondary schools students’ learning outcomes in Science, Technology, and Mathematics (stm) in Ekiti State, Nigeria

August 2022

The study investigated the effects of the WhatsApp Group Learning Platform (WGLP) on Senior Secondary School (SSS) Students' Learning Outcomes in Science, Technology, and Mathematics (STM) in Ekiti State, Nigeria. The sample comprised 100 SS II students from two public secondary schools in Ekiti State who were randomly selected from their classrooms. A multistage sampling technique was used to pick the sample. Data...

Author(s): Lois Folasayo Ajayi and Ibironke E. Olajide

Journal of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Health
Interaction in the production of biofilm and drug susceptibility of Candida kefyr with Escherichia coli and Streptococcus dysgalactiae isolated from bovine mastitis

July-September 2022

Bovine mastitis is a disease with a high economic impact on dairy farms and it has been described that different species of Candida can cause it. The objectives of this study were to evidence the production of biofilm by strains of Candida Kefyr, to carry out a comparative evaluation of its production by tube and plate techniques, to determine its interaction with Escherichia coli and Streptococcus dysgalactiae isolated...

Author(s):  Israel Daniel Ricardo-González, Laura Hernández-Andrade, Ana Lilia Del Monte-Rodríguez, Marco Antonio Santillán-Flores, Miguel Ángel Blanco Ochoa, Luis Octavio Campuzano-Reyes and Alberto Jiménez-Saavedra  

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Effects of the naked neck phenotype and feed withdrawal on growth performance and carcass characteristics of F1 crossbred broilers from a cross between local naked neck males and Hubbard Flex 15 broiler females

August, 2022

An eleven-month experiment was conducted to establish the influence of phenotype and feeding systems on growth performance and carcass characteristics of F1 crossbred broilers. One hundred normal feathered broiler breeder females were mated with 10 naked neck males to obtain the F1.  Two hundred and seventy-two chicks obtained from the F1 generation and from four hatches were randomly assigned into four treatments...

Author(s): Raymond Teye Bineadeo, Kwaku Adomako, Simon Oscar Olympio, Maureen Mamle Azu, Yaw Oppong Frimpong,   Alex Osei and Ishmael Ankamah  

African Journal of Biotechnology
The value-chain of cotton industry in Kenya with focus on product stewardship for timely provision of certified quality Hybrid Bt cotton seeds to farmers

August 2022

For there to be sustainable revival of Kenya’s Cotton Industry, its cotton-value needs to be analyzed, there is need to identify its weak points and implement measures to ameliorate its key constraints. Various authors have developed and analyzed the value-chain of the Cotton Industry in Kenya. This paper reviews important components of the value-chain focusing on strengthening the supply of safe, adequate and...

Author(s): Obukosia Silas D., Maredia Karimbhai, Kedisso Endale Gebre, Guenthner Joe and Ouédraogo Jeremy Tinga

African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology
Use of ciliated protozoans in the saprobic evaluation of hydrosystems in an equatorial zone (South region of Cameroon)

August 2022

Agriculture, which accounts for 70% of water abstractions worldwide, plays a major role in water pollution. Resulting pollution poses risks to aquatic ecosystems and humans. With the aim of evaluating the saprobic state of four hydro systems subject to pollution from intensive rubber cultivation, the present study was carried out within and around the Hevecam rubber plantation in Niete, South Region of Cameroon. The...

Author(s): Acha Yanick Acha, Aurelien Messoe William and Aghaindum Ajeagah Gideon 

Journal of Medicinal Plants Research
Ethno botanical study of medicinal plants used by Baka people in the treatment of erectile dysfunction

August, 2022

Erectile dysfunction is a disease that is increasingly affecting men. The study examined the traditional use of medicinal plants in the treatment of erectile dysfunction among the Baka people in the eastern region of Cameroon. The study took place over interspersed periods from January 2018 to January 2021 in 9 villages. Forty-four people were interviewed via a questionnaire. One hundred and fifty-nine citations and 71...

Author(s): Natacha NANA AFIONG, Jean Lagarde BETTI, Pascal BILLONG FILS, Armand NDEDY BILE, Farick Oumar NJIMBAM, Stéphanie TIENTCHEU WOMENI, Patrice MVOGO OTTOU and Evariste FONGNZOSSIE FEDOUNG  

African Journal of Pure and Applied Chemistry
Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) and its metabolites in house dust, soil and selected food crops from indoor residual sprayed areas of Apac and Oyam Districts, Uganda

July-September, 2022

Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) levels and its metabolites are reported in 75 soil and 75 vegetable samples from the vicinity of homesteads sprayed with DDT during indoor residual spraying (IRS) pilot exercise, carried out in 2008 in Apac and Oyam districts, Uganda as a measure to control malaria. The samples were randomly and conveniently collected in 2020 from selected villages of the districts, extracted using...

Author(s): Paul Mukasa, John Wasswa, Proscovia Namuyomba and Emmanuel Ntambi  

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Factors that influence the dominance of X-Jigna cultivar under smallholder rice production in Fogera Plain, Northwest Ethiopia

August, 2022

The aim of this study is to learn more about the status and factors that influence the uptake of improved rice varieties in the Fogera plain, a well-known rice-growing area in Ethiopia. A total of 155 rice-producing households were chosen through a systematic random sampling method. Simple descriptive statistics like mean, frequency, percentage, and standard deviation were utilized to characterize the sample households,...

Author(s): Adane Melak Beyene, Ayele Tesfahan Gashu and Misganaw Anteneh Tegegne  

Educational Research and Reviews
Motivation heightens and independent thinking deepens: Undergraduate students share their experiences of PBL while learning Microeconomics

August 2022

The aim of this study is to analyze the use of Problem-Based Learning (PBL) in learning Microeconomics. It aims to answer the following research questions: What are the experiences of undergraduate students who studied with Problem-Based Learning (PBL)? Is this strategy useful at the undergraduate level? Does PBL really motivate students? Does it foster independent thinking? These questions are interesting but very...

Author(s): Rhonda Dookwah and Gabriel Julien

African Journal of Business Management
The impact of social crowding on color saturation preference: The mediating role of threat to freedom and avoidance behavior

August 2022

This study explores the impact of social crowding on color saturation preference and its internal psychological mechanism. In three studies (333 subjects), two different stimuli are used to manipulate the level of social crowding to probe into individuals' preference for product color saturation in socially crowded settings. The findings reveal that in socially crowded environments, individuals prefer products with...

Author(s): Chen Xi and Li Jingying 

African Journal of Biotechnology
Association of serum MMP-9 with recurrence in patients with resectable esophageal squamous cell carcinoma after chemotherapy or concurrent radiotherapy

August 2022

Esophagectomy is a common standard treatment of localized disease. However, local recurrence frequently occurs in patients with advanced esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) after operation, resulting in the need for using biomarkers to evaluate recurrence in patients with advanced ESCC during postoperative therapies. This study examined serum matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) as a prognosis factor in recurrent...

Author(s): Xu Heng, Xu Xuyun, Du Mengjie, Ma Rong, Wang Qiang and Du Aonan

Educational Research and Reviews
Fathers looking after children in Türkiye in public settings

August 2022

This study was conducted to determine the situation in Türkiye in terms of fathers looking after their children in public settings. For this purpose, natural observations of parents who came to playgrounds, movie theaters, stores, toy stores, and restaurants with their children aged 3–5 years were made in the study. Observational data were collected from 522 children and parents who came to the shopping mall...

Author(s): Tutkun Cansu 

African Journal of Medical and Health Sciences
Anaemia and associated factors in multidrug-resistant tuberculosis patients at initiation of treatment in the Republic of Guinea

August 2022

Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis is involved in multiple haematological manifestations, including anaemia. The objective was to determine the prevalence of anaemia and associated factors in patients with drug-resistant TB. This was a 3-year longitudinal cohort study of patients affected by multidrug-resistant tuberculosis followed up monthly for 9 months by the WHO standardized short treatment regimen in three large...

Author(s): Aboubacar Sidiki Magassouba, Mamadi Diakite, Younoussa Sylla, Almamy Amara Toure, Boubacar Djelo Diallo, Souleymane Camara, Fodé Fidel oularé, Almamy Camara, Aboubacar Camara, Niouma Nestor Lemo, and Adama Marie Bangoura  

African Journal of Pure and Applied Chemistry
Assessment of proximate and physicochemical properties of crude palm oil from south-west and South-south Nigeria

July-September, 2022

Crude palm oil is most worlds widely used oil, due to its nutritional and economic advantages. The proximate and physicochemical properties of fifty samples from local mills in Southern Nigeria were analyzed to determine their applicability as food and industrial usage applying standard procedures. The obtained results were: Moisture content (1.51 to 2.46%), ash content (0.30 to 0.50%), crude lipids (68.82 to76.77%),...

Author(s): Rafiu Oladiran Raji, Azibaola Kesiye Inengite, Jackson Godwin and Kola Kayode Ajibesin  

International Journal of Physical Sciences
2D electrical resistivity imaging of fracture zones in Isu-Awaa, Enugu State, Southeastern Nigeria

July-September, 2022

2D electrical resistivity imaging technique has been used to investigate the nature and dimensions of the fracture prone zones in Isu-Awaa, Enugu State, Nigeria. The study area lies within Latitude 06° 14I 0II N to 06° 17I 0II N and Longitudes 007° 23I 0II E to 007° 28I 0II E, with an area extent of about 51 Km2. The area is underlain by three main geological units (Enugu Shale, Owelli Sandstone and Mamu...

Author(s): Chukwudi C. Ezeh, Nneka O. Nwankwo and Austin C. Okonkwo  

African Journal of Food Science
Microbial safety and biodiversity of bacterial communities in traditional Egyptian cheese types

August 2022

In this study, 19 cheese samples from six common Egyptian cheese types were evaluated for microbiological safety and bacterial diversity using 16S rRNA gene amplicon sequencing analysis. Results showed that the total viable count exceeded 5.2 log CFU g-1 in 13 cheese samples. Further, the count of Enterobacteriaceae varied in the range 2.0 to 6.7 log CFU g-1 in 17 samples. PCR-based detection of pathogenic strains...

Author(s): Mohamed Shimaa M., Nakamura Ayaka, Takahashi Hajime, Kuda Takashi and Kimura Bon 

African Journal of Plant Science
Potential and measures for sustaining Prunus africana (Hook.F.) Kalkman (Rosaceae) in Tchabal Mbabo forest (Mf), Adamaoua Cameroon

August 2022

Prunus africana (Hook. F.) Kalkman is a medicinal plant for which the bark is used to treat benign prostate hypertrophy. P. africana is listed in Appendix 2 of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). Its exploitation has been regulated in Cameroon through the settlement of some management standards. This paper aims to assess the potential of P. africana in the Tchabal...

Author(s): Ndedy Bile Armand Wilfried, Mpouam Alain Rayane, Betti Jean Lagarde, Fono Louis Aimé, Kourogue Liliane Rosine, Fouadjio Benoit Jean, Yimga Michele Flore, Wete Eric, Njimbam Oumar Farick, Nana Afiong Natacha, Fils Billong Pascal, Ela Marius, Tassiamba Steve, Tientcheu Stephanie, Bem Eleanor and Guedem Christine

International Journal of Biotechnology and Molecular Biology Research
FRET as a tool for the studies of structural changes in full-length bacterial phytochrome, Agp1

July-December 2022

Bacteriophytochromes (BphPs) are light-regulated biliprotein photoreceptors widely occurring in bacteria. BphPs exists in two spectral distinct states: the red-light absorbing state (Pr) and the far-red light-absorbing state (Pfr). BphPs are composed of an N-terminal photosensory core module and a light-controlled C-terminal histidine kinase module. The detailed mechanism on how photoconversion, initiated by a...

Author(s): Njimona Ibrahim,, Ngah Yayah Emerencia, Mfopa Adamou and Nkengazong Lucia

International Journal of Nursing and Midwifery
Satisfaction with childbirth care: Correlations between SERVICEQUAL dimensions

July-September 2022

The model known as SERVICEQUAL (SQ) examines the correlation between service satisfaction and the gaps that occur between customers’ expectations prior to service and perceptions after being served. The gaps are tested over five dimensions: tangibles of the service, assurance, empathy, reliability, and responsiveness of the service provider. This paper aims to examine the satisfaction of women with childbirth care...

Author(s): Iris Gertner Moryossef and Keren Or-Chen

International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation
Distribution, diversity and abundance of small mammals in different habitat types in the Usangu area, Southern Tanzania

July-September 2022

Habitat type and their vegetation composition play important role in determining the abundance and diversity of animals including small mammals, hence any change in habitat type will influence their abundance and spatial distribution. This study aimed at investigating the influence of habitat types (that is, Wetland grassland, Miombo and Vachellia woodlands) on small mammal abundance, diversity, and richness in the...

Author(s): Munisi Evaline J., Masenga Emmanuel H., Mjingo Eblate E., Kiwango Halima, Nkwabi Ally K., Lyamuya Richard D., Mikole Rajabu A., Timbuka Christopher D. and Gear Fraser

African Journal of Food Science
Waste-to-wealth; nutritional potential of five selected fruit peels and their health benefits: A review

July 2022

Waste-to-wealth is a notion describing the process of transforming waste, an end product to get rid of, into potential value-added products. The total global food waste is predicted to be approximately one third of the edible parts of food manufactured for human consumption, amounting to about 1 - 3 billion tonnes per year, which is equivalent to the total food production in sub-Saharan Africa; 842 million...

Author(s): Gbenga-Fabusiwa Funmilayo Joy, Jeff-Agboola Yemisi A, Ololade Zacheeus Sunday, Akinrinmade Remilekun and Agbaje David Olusegun

African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology
Vegetation dynamics in a fragile ecosystem in relation to land use: The case of the dune cordon of Namaro, southwestern Niger

July 2022

In southeast Niger, the degradation of the environment led to the reactivation of moving dunes that threatens infrastructure, fields, and river with silting. To stabilize the dune cordon of Namaro, which is heavily cultivated and grazed, anti-erosion devices: living hedges and grassland has been developed. The objectives of this work are then to characterize the impact of grassland and hedges on floristic diversity and...

Author(s): IDE Issoufou, TOURE Amadou Abdourhamane, NOMA Halarou, RAJOT Jean Louis, HASSANE Bouba, TIDJANI Adamou Didier and  GARBA Zibo

Journal of Economics and International Finance
The nexus between savings and investment in the East African Community: Co-integration and error correction models

July-September 2022

This study examines the effect of savings on investment in East African countries in the face of the recent reduction in trade barriers and other regional integration policies. The findings reveal that among all the regions in Africa, East Africa had the lowest household saving for the period 2000-2016 and only Burundi and Kenya savings and investment rates were co-integrated. The policy implication is that the domestic...

Author(s): Jalloh Mamoud Abdul

Journal of Accounting and Taxation
IFRS-9 adoption and income smoothing nexus: A comparison of the post-adoption effects between European and Sub-Saharan African Banks

July-September 2022

This paper compares the post-adoption effects of IFRS 9 on the income smoothing behavior of banks in Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa. The researchers extend their analysis to examine the effect of country-level governance on income smoothing. Using a sample of listed commercial banks in Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa, the authors employ varying econometric tests and panel regressions to investigate the hypotheses. The...

Author(s): Taylor Daniel and Aubert François 

Journal of African Studies and Development
Governance principles for local level groundwater management in Njombe District, Tanzania

July-September 2022

Groundwater governance is a necessary condition for groundwater management that in turn improves access to clean and safe drinking water. However, it is one of the developmental issues, which has not been addressed squarely in Tanzania. Using governance principles, we explored groundwater governance in Njombe district where water for domestic use depends on groundwater source. The study used cross-sectional research...

Author(s): Gudaga, J. L., Kabote S. J. and Malisa, E. T.

African Journal of Business Management
Effect of anxiety perception on consumers’ luxury nostalgic consumption intention

July 2022

In a quest to investigate whether perceptions of death anxiety can influence the intention of nostalgia consumption of luxury brands, based on Terror Management Theory (TMT), the present study examines the influence of perceived death anxiety on consumers’ nostalgia feeling, and its impact on consumers’ intention of purchasing nostalgia luxury products. Data were collected online and offline from 419 brand...

Author(s): Chen Xi and Wang Dandan 

Journal of Accounting and Taxation
Effect of individual CEOs’ characteristics on firms’ performance: Evidence from China

July-September 2022

This paper investigates the effect of individual chief executive officers’ (CEOs’) characteristics on corporate performance. CEOs across 50 Chinese firms over time were selected and it was discovered that CEOs’ specific factors play a significant role in their firms’ performance. CEOs’ demographic characteristics include their legal background, dual position (that is, as both CEO and...

Author(s): Law Philip and Ningnan Wanggao

Journal of Accounting and Taxation
Tax audit of legal entities, assisted by informational technology performed from revenue authorities

July-September 2022

This paper aims to explain how an information system upgrade aids tax authority efficiency in a developed country with significant deficiencies and weaknesses in its tax system and citizens’ tax awareness. Simultaneously, this research considers modern tax audit methods and their effect on legal entities. Through literature review, a questionnaire was drafted and sent to state tax auditors responsible for public...

Author(s): Lazos Grigoris, Petridou Maria, Karagiorgos Alkiviadis and Karagiorgou Dimitra

International Journal of Water Resources and Environmental Engineering
Determinants of the adoption of rainwater harvesting technologies in Kebri-Beyah District, Somali Region, Ethiopia

July-September, 2022

The study was conducted in 2019 in the Eastern Ethiopia Somali region Kebri-beyah district to identify the determinants of the adoption of rainwater harvesting technologies (RWHT) in the district. The study revealed several determinants for the adoption of RWHT in Kebri-Beyah district, among the factors include a level of education, access to finance, training, extension service and approaches which are major...

Author(s): Dahir Yosuf Abdi and Tadeos Shiferaw  

African Journal of Biotechnology
Synthesis of silver nanoparticles using crude leaf extracts of Acacia nilotica, Azadirachta indica, Carissa spinarum, Melia azedarach, Senna didymobotrya and Warburgia ugandensis, and their antifungal activity against Sporisorium scitamineum

July 2022

Bio-synthesised silver nanoparticles are effective in controlling several micro-organisms. They are correspondingly environmentally friendly, affordable, and easy to synthesise when compared with chemically synthesised silver nanoparticles. This study investigated the efficacy of biosynthesized silver nanoparticles against the fungus Sporisorium scitamineum, the causal agent of sugarcane smut. The reduction of silver...

Author(s): Nkhabindze Bongani Z., Wanyika Harrison N., Earnshaw Diana M. and Ateka Elijah M.,

Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development
An overview of agricultural extension in Ghana and Burkina Faso and implications for sustainable agriculture in West Africa

July-September 2022

Agricultural extension is the medium through which external agricultural technologies have been transferred to and transplanted in Africa to improve agricultural performance. Over a period of close to a century, different agricultural extension models have been proposed but their structure and content has virtually been the same: top-down, linear, non-participatory transfer of technology with no feedback loops for...

Author(s): Niagia Santuah, Joseph Abazaami, Katharine Kaunza-nu-dem Millar and Joseph Amikuzuno    

Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics
Impacts of cassava whitefly pests on the productivity of East and Central African smallholder farmers

July-September 2022

A key constraint to smallholder cassava production systems in Africa is the cassava whitefly pest species. These pests are a group of several cryptic species within Bemisia tabaci that cause direct damage to cassava and vector viruses that cause disease. We employ a farm-level stochastic production frontier (SPF) model to determine the impacts of the cassava whitefly pests on the productivity and technical efficiency...

Author(s): Paul Mwebaze, Sarina Macfadyen, Paul De Barro, Anton Bua, Andrew Kalyebi, Fred Tairo, Donald Kachigamba, Christopher Omongo and John Colvin  

Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development
The nexus between the interaction among Cowpea actors and its market shares in Uganda. A case of Oyam District

July-September 2022

With the increased use of technology in agriculture, new improved farming and varieties of seeds have been adopted. The study explored how the interaction among the actors helped in sharing vital information on market shares of improved cowpea and relative to improved beans. A cross-sectional research design was used, while quantitative and qualitative approaches were adopted. The respondents were purposively selected...

Author(s): Tobby Akecha, Prossy Isubikalu, Losira. N. Sanya, Naris Mubangizi, Jacob Agea G, and Marus Eton  

International Journal of Educational Administration and Policy Studies
The implementation of complementary subjects for English Course in teacher training institutes

July-December 2022

In 2007, some curricular changes of teacher training system were initiated in Mozambique with teacher training course model 10+1. The changes included the teaching of English together with other new subjects that required the training of teachers capable of implementing them to meet the needs of primary education curriculum. In order to examine the implementation of the curricular changes in primary teachers’...

Author(s): Cuane Geraldo Joel 

Journal of Agricultural Biotechnology and Sustainable Development
Biochemical evaluation of autoclaved and solid state fermented tropical pasture grasses

July-December 2022

Grass constitutes the nutritional basis for most livestock, whether domesticated or wildlife. The present study evaluates the enhancement of the nutritional value of five different pasture grasses: Palisade grass (Urochloa brizantha), Biscuit grass (Paspalum vaginatum), Giant star grass (Cynodon plectostachyus), Goose grass (Eleusine indica), and Stubborn grass (Sida acuta) for use as animal feeds and xylanase...

Author(s): Theresa Ezedom, Egoamaka Egbune, Marian Ehikordi, Nwabuaku Ezeugo, Favour Eledu, Juliet Esiete, Joan Eriamiator, Oluchukwu Ezeugo, Charity Friday, Chidiebere Egholenwa, Ernest Ekene, Success Efemevotor and Nyerhovwo Tonukari  

African Journal of Biotechnology
Influence of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and phosphorous on the growth, nutrient uptake, chlorophyll content and some metabolites of eggplant (Solanum melongena L. VAR. Yalo) under saline conditions

July 2022

The effects of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) and phosphorous (P) on the growth, nutrient uptake, chlorophyll content and some metabolites of eggplant (Solanum melongena L. VAR. Yalo)  were determined under saline conditions,  through a greenhouse experiment conducted for six weeks. Seedlings were planted in polythene bags previously filled with sand, 1 g of P and 50 g of AMF for all concentrations (0, 50,...

Author(s): Nouck Alphonse Ervé, Shang Erica Wiraghan, Muyang Rosaline Fosah, Choula Fridolin, Thiaze Ifouet Alice, Fotso and Taffouo Victor Desiré

International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation
Combining local ecological knowledge and field investigations to assess diet composition and feeding habit of forest elephants in Campo-Ma’an National Park, Southern Cameroon

July-September 2022

Forest elephants are nocturnal and elusive animals, making it difficult to perform direct observations on them. Data on elephants’ diet and feeding habit are lacking despite most forest elephants’ habitats being lost to anthropogenic activities; yet such knowledge may be important for their conservation, particularly in a human dominated landscape.  Local ecological knowledge and field investigations...

Author(s): Djoko Isaac Blaise, Weladji Robert Bertrand and Paré Patrick

African Journal of Food Science
Sieving fractionation, phenolics profile and in vivo antioxidant activities of Dichrostachys glomerata Forssk. powder

July 2022

Powder fractions of Dichrostachys glomerata were produced by drying the fruits to 10% moisture, grinding followed by sieving to differentiate powders of sizes <180, 180-212, 212-315 and ≥315 µm, respectively. The obtained powders were analysed for their phenolics profile and in vivo antioxidant activities in rats were evaluated. Lyophilized ethanolic extract and crude powder were used for comparison. The...

Author(s): Mbassi Linda Stella, Baudelaire Elie Njantou, Tsague Marthe Valentine, Nguimbou Richard Marcel, Rup-Jacques Sandrine, Deli Markusse, Fomekong Guy Christian, Dicko Amadou and Njintang Nicolas Yanou,

Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology
Knowledge and attitudes of health workers in bouake, Cote d’ivoire on zika virus disease in the context of a global epidemic

July-September 2022

Since January, 2012, the Pacific region has faced a heavy burden of concurrent epidemics of dengue, chikungunya, and zika virus infections. In 2016, WHO developed a global response strategic framework to ensure that zika virus is a priority and accelerated area of public health research. This study conducted in Bouaké (Côte d'Ivoire) is part of this framework. The main objective was to assess the...

Author(s): S. I. Soumahoro, D. P. Kouassi, A. M. Sokodogo, M. Coulibaly, W. A. Tuo , A. D. Kouamé, S. Yéo and G. H. A. Yao,  

Journal of Parasitology and Vector Biology
Cross sectional study on prevalence of malaria case and malaria infection in children under 15 years after the military crisis in Bouake, Côte d’Ivoire

July-December 2022

During the recent crisis in Côte d’Ivoire that lasted 9 years (2002-2021) many health workers were moved from the affected areas to safer places, The aim of the study is to update malaria epidemiology in one of the most affected area (Bouake city) after the crisis ended. Cross-sectional surveys were conducted in children aged 6 months - 14 years old, one in the rainy season and in the dry season in three...

Author(s): Serge-Brice ASSI, Lacinan OUATTARA, Bertin Ncho TCHIEKOI, Offianan Andre TOURE, Franck REMOUE, Kalou Dibert ZIKA, Norbert Lingue KOUASSI, Issa COULIBALY, Raphael N’GUESSAN, and Akre Maurice ADJA  

International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation
Sampling techniques for the optimal measurements of macromycetes diversity in the Soudano-Guinean ecozone (West Africa)

July-September 2022

Fungi range among the most important organisms in the world thanks to their ecological roles in the ecosystems and their socio-economic importance for human beings. Still, the global fungal species richness is full of uncertainties as evidenced by various estimates. Estimating fungal species richness and diversity is raising many questions related to the sampling effort (in space and time). This study aims to determine...

Author(s): Habakaramo Patrick M., Tchan Kassim I., Hegbe Apollon DMT, Abohoumbo Gildas, Hounsouvo Berince S. R., Tchemagnon Odilon, Dramani Ramdan and Yorou Nourou S.

International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation
Status of bamboo species (Poaceae) (Kunth) in Menoua, Agroecological Zone 3 of Cameroon

July-September 2022

Studies on bamboo resources are limited in Congo Basin. This study assessed species diversity, distribution, characterisation and socio-economic importance of bamboo to livelihood in Menuoa, Cameroon. Ninety questionnaires, one focus group discussion per village, observation and interviews were administered in 9 villages. Yushania alpina (K. Schum.) W.C.Lin, Phyllostachys aurea Carrière ex Rivière & C....

Author(s): Mankou Vanessa Ruth, Avana Marie-Louise, Nfornkah Barnabas Neba and Kaam Rene

Journal of African Studies and Development
Time spent by women and men in households on economic and care activities during productive hours in Morogoro District, Tanzania

July-September 2022

Using a cross sectional survey, this study investigated variations in time spent between men and women in economic productive and non-economic reproductive activities in a rural environment in Morogoro District in Tanzania. The study investigated 323 married or cohabiting women between the ages of 15 and 49 who lived in six villages across three wards. To determine the time expenditure disparity between men and women,...

Author(s): Kwigizile Edith T., Mahande Michael J. and Msuya John M.

Journal of Accounting and Taxation
Effects of earnings management on firms’ market-adjusted return

July-September 2022

Earnings announcement affects respective firms’ share prices based on their performances. Financial markets react to the bottom figure of the financial statements, which the authors believe include earnings management components. Similarly, earnings surprise also affects the market share. Therefore, they believe that there is a need for empirical analysis to understand the effects of earnings management and...

Author(s): QURESHI Qazi Ghulam Mustafa, MARD Yves and AUBERT Francois

Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development
Impact of the agricultural advisory service on the productivity of maize and cotton in the cotton-growing zone of North Benin

July-September 2022

Agricultural advisory services play a key role in disseminating agricultural information and technology to farmers. This study aims to assess the impact of agricultural advisory on improving agricultural productivity in Benin. The study uses cross-sectional data collected from randomly selected maize and cotton farmers located in the cotton basin of northern Benin.  A total of 809 cotton and maize farmers (with...

Author(s): Régina Dossi Clarisse BONOU-ZIN, Léonard Cossi HINNOU, Alfred Oluwatogni AYEDOUN and Esdras Abréwa Rêmilokoun OBOSSOU  

Journal of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Health
Entomopathogenic fungi (Aspergillus oryzae) as biological control agent of cattle ticks in Tanzania

July-September 2022

Ticks are the most important ectoparasites that are responsible for severe economic losses in livestock industry. The use of chemical acaricides is the most common method used to control ticks in livestock. This study was conducted to determine the efficacy of Aspergillus oryzae as an alternative biological agent in controlling ticks to enhance livestock productivity. The efficacy of A. oryzae at different...

Author(s): Sylvia S. Msangi, Never Zekeya, Esther G. Kimaro, Lughano Kusiluka and Gabriel Shirima  

African Journal of Biotechnology
Fatty acid profiles in Chinese Maiwa yak milk across the lactation cycle

July 2022

An experiment was conducted to determine fatty acid (FA) pro?les in Chinese Maiwa yak milk across the lactation cycle. Sixty-one healthy, similar weight, 4-7 years old, 3-6 parity Maiwa yaks with unrelated background were selected randomly from Hongyuan County, Sichuan province, in southwest of China (with the altitude over 3500 m). The yaks graze on natural pasture all year around without irrigation, fertilizer, or...

Author(s): Xie J. J., Zhu J. J., Ran R., and Jiang M. F.,

African Journal of Microbiology Research
Biosorption of heavy metals using bacterial isolates from e-waste soil

July 2022

The discharge of untreated wastes containing heavy metals into the environment is a challenge to living cells, and in the search for treatment method, biosorption has been an economical and easy technique for heavy metals removal. This study was carried out to determine the biosorption capacity of bacterial isolates from electronic wastes soil. The isolates from e-waste soil were screened and selected for heavy metals...

Author(s): Olubode T. P., Amusat A. I., Olawale B. R. and Adekola F. F.

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