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July 2021

Journal of Public Administration and Policy Research
Entrepreneurship education and the professionalisation of higher education

Considerable concern is being paid to the professionalization of education. Professionalising higher education in a way in many countries is trying to build a bridge between theory and practice. First of all, it is important to know and understand that academics cannot be professionalised. This paper aims to explore a way to professionalise higher education. Data for the study is based on books and interviews with...

Author(s): Lema Catherine Forje

July 2021

International Journal of Peace and Development Studies
Keys to sustainable and enduring societal peace in intractable conflicts: A theoretical and empirical justification in apartheid South African peace process

The perpetual search for solutions to societal conflicts, particularly those tagged intractable, that is, irresolvable, took a dramatic turn when South Africa, one of such age-long conflicts, bowed to mediation after about 48 years of fierce existence. Until now, no rigorously deep insight that is capable of accurately and adequately accounting for the dialectics of history that brought apartheid to such an abrupt end....

Author(s): Oguntuwase Olugbenga-Jay

July 2021

Scientific Research and Essays
Probability of dry and wet spells over West Africa during the summer monsoon season

This work aims at characterizing the conditional probability of single or consecutive dry and wet days in West Africa using the first-order Markov chain approach during the monsoon season (June to October). The results show that the probabilities of having a wet day (PW), a wet day preceded by another wet day (PWW) and a wet day preceded by a dry day (PDW) are stronger in regions where the rainfall is maximum (mountain...

Author(s): Jules Basse, Moctar Camara, Ibrahima Diba and Arona Diedhiou

July 2021

International Journal of Livestock Production
Morphological characteristics of indigenous Djallonké sheep in rural areas in the south of Mali

This study aimed at evaluating some morphological traits in Djallonké sheep reared in four localities (Dioïla, Kolondiéba, Yanfolila and Kita) in the south of Mali. Two hundred and sixty sheep (40 males and 220 females) randomly selected from these localities were used for measuring the following traits: Coat color, presence of horns/wattles, height at withers (HW), and live body weight (LBW). Animals...

Author(s): Oumar Ouattara, Aboubacrine Mahamane Touré, Drissa Konaté, Sognan Dao and Diakaridia Traoré,

July 2021

Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development
Evaluation of tillage practices on selected soil chemical properties, maize yield and net return in O. R. Tambo District, South Africa

The costs of maize production per ha in the Eastern Cape Province are escalating due to an increase in mechanization and input costs. Conservation agriculture (CA) has been identified as one of the systems that can reduce costs of production and improve maize productivity. Most famers in the district still require tangible evidence on the benefits and impacts of minimal soil disturbance. Hence it was necessary to...

Author(s): Mxolisi Mtyobile, Simphiwo Mhlontlo

July 2021

International Journal of Fisheries and Aquaculture
Cage fish culture in the lake victoria region: Adoption determinants, challenges and opportunities

Fish cage farming was first introduced in Lake Victoria in 2005, however, its adoption and production has not met expectations. It is a promising venture that can help solve the problems of food insecurity, unemployment and alleviate poverty if, a conducive investment environment is put in place.  This study sought to explore the adoption determinants, challenges and opportunities of this technology within the Lake...

Author(s): Mary Orinda, Erick Okuto and Martin Abwao

July 2021

African Journal of Biotechnology
An efficient in-vitro regeneration system of Taro (Colocasia esculenta L. Schott) using apical meristems

Taro (Colocasia esculenta L. Schott) is an important crop for food and nutrition security, incomes, and livelihood of people in developing countries. Its cultivation and productivity have been limited mainly due to a lack of quality planting materials. Therefore, this study developed an effective micropropagation method for two common taro varieties in Kenya (Purple Wild and Dasheen) using apical meristem derived from...

Author(s): Mercy Sinkiyian Kepue, Cecilia M. Mweu, David Muruu Kariuki, Linnet Kerubo, Isaac Njaci, Anne Njoroge, Leah Kago, Benard O. Mware and Sita R. Ghimire

July 2021

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Effects of different light exposure regimes on pre-sprouting and yield performance on potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) seed in Central Rift, Kenya

Author(s): Moletsane Malekhooa S., Kimurto Paul K. and Oyoo Maurice E.

July 2021

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Use of positive selection technique to manage yam viruses in seed yam production by Ghanaian farmers

Positive selection technique (PST) involves physical examination of plants at vegetative stage for viral disease symptoms and using tubers from apparently symptomless plants as planting materials in seed yam production. This study determined PST use among farmers in Atebubu-Amantin and Ejura-Sekyedumase Municipalities of Ghana. Viral diseases were observed on 63 PST and 63 non-PST farms within these Municipalities. PST...

Author(s): A. K. Aidoo, R. T. Awuah, K. Osei, J. N. L. Lamptey, M. D. Quain, M. B. Mochiah, J. V. K. Afun and A. Oppong

July 2021

African Journal of Biotechnology
Effect of light quality on in vitro germination, seedling growth and photosynthetic pigments production in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.)

Due to its economic importance, wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) has been the subject of most breeding studies, most of which having as a starting point the in vitro cultures required for initiating different cell and tissues cultures such as protoplasts, ovules and pollen cells. All these procedures are used to obtain new varieties or hybrids regarding the improvement of different qualities such as higher productivity,...

Author(s): Cristian Felix Blidar, Remalia Semiredana Chi?, Sanda Rodica Bota, Georgeta ?erban and Oana Delia St?n??el

July 2021

African Journal of Microbiology Research
Partial chemical characterization of the yeast extracts Lachancea thermotolerans CCMA 0763

The fungi are living organisms of great importance around agriculture, food industry, and the  pharmaceutical industry. The usage of these microorganisms in agriculture is for the biocontrol of diseases in plants of commercial interest. Some yeasts can fight phytopathogens through secondary metabolites produced, inhibiting their development. Some species show positive results in the control of pathologies in...

Author(s): Moacir Torres, Marcos A. S. Ribeiro, João Arthur S. Oliveira, Eduardo C. Meurer and Kátia R. F. Schwan-Estrada

July 2021

Journal of the Nigeria Society of Physiotherapy
Sleep quality and physical activity level of community dwelling older adults in Lagos State: A cross-sectional study

The potentially complex relationship between sleep and physical activity has been characterized as difficult to answer. This study was to determine the relationship between Physical Activity (PA) and Sleep Quality (SQ) among community dwelling older adults in Idi-Araba, Lagos-State. A cross-sectional study of older adults aged 55 years and above. The participants’ PA level and SQ were measured using the Physical...

Author(s): OSUNDIYA Oladunni C., DADA Olumide O., AJEPE Titilope O. OLAOYE Adebola and FAKOYA Ladi

July 2021

Journal of the Nigeria Society of Physiotherapy
A qualitative study on barriers to practitioner implementation of cardiac rehabilitation services in a tertiary health facility in Kano, Nigeria

The burden of cardiovascular diseases is on the rise in resource-constrained developing countries. Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is a constellation of multidisciplinary interventions designed to alleviate the burden of cardiovascular disorders. Qua litative data on barriers to the utilisation of cardiac rehabilitation services among healthcare personnel in Nigeria is not available. This research was undertaken to explore...

Author(s): Jibril Mohammed Nuhu and Lubabatu Suleiman Gachi

July 2021

Journal of Accounting and Taxation
Influencing factors of accounting practices: a case study of New Zealand

Accounting practices in different countries influenced by several factors. This study has identified some factors those have a great impact on accounting practices in different countries. This study also explains the accounting practices in a specific country: New Zealand, which is one of the developed counties in the South Pacific Ocean close to Australia and a member of commonwealth countries. However, this study is a...

Author(s): Ujjal Mondal

July 2021

Journal of Public Administration and Policy Research
Internal control systems and the financial management function in urban governance in Uganda

In Uganda like many developing countries, financial management units are facing numerous performance challenges as a result of untold pressure, overwhelming deadlines, limited resources, political patronage and limited professional skills among the practioners. To unravel these impediments, drastic mechanisms need to be put in place to ensure a common balance among all stakeholders; financial resources must be used in a...

Author(s): Malowa Davis Ndanyi

July 2021

African Journal of Biotechnology
Control of ginseng leaf black spot disease by endophytic fungi

Ginseng plants associated with a number of fungi, several of which are reported to protect it from pathogens, thus improving plant growth. This study aimed to screen Panax ginseng leaves for endophytic fungi and to assess these fungi for their efficacy to inhibit ginseng black spot disease caused by Alternaria panax. A total of 256 endophytic fungal isolates were obtained from P. ginseng leaves. Most of the fungal...

Author(s): Chunyuan Zhou, Shiquan Xu, Xiangmin Piao, Meixia Yan, Lili Cui and Yingping Wang

July 2021

African Journal of Plant Science
Genetic variability and correlation of agronomic and malt quality traits in Ethiopian sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench] landraces at Sheraro, Northern Ethiopia

Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench) is a major cereal crop, grown in a wide range of agro-ecology. However, in Ethiopia there are very few high yielding improved sorghum varieties for malting purpose. A field experiment was conducted at Sheraro, sub-site of Mytseberi Agricultural Research Center during the 2017 cropping season. The objectives of the study were to identify sorghum landraces with high grain yield, study...

Author(s): Tamirat Bejiga, Berhanu Abate and Temesgen Teressa

July 2021

African Journal of Business Management
Notice of Retraction: Factors associated with young Taiwanese people’s preference of green tea

The editors of the African Journal of Business Management (AJBM) are retracting the article, “Factors associated with young Taiwanese people’s preference of green tea” published in 2017 with details: Vol. 11(16), pp. 415-425, 28 August, 2017.   This is based on verifiable evidences of data manipulation, falsification and plagiarism presented by the original owners of the research...

Author(s): Shu Chun Chang and Mega Trishuta Pathiassana

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July 2021

Journal of the Nigeria Society of Physiotherapy
Relationship between post-stroke spasticity and functional ambulation among Nigerian stroke survivors

Ambulation is a common goal of stroke rehabilitation that is often linked to lower limb spasticity. This study was conducted to investigate the relationship between paretic lower limb spasticity and functional ambulation after stroke. Thirty stroke survivors (19 males) aged 57.77 ± 9.52 years participated in this correlational cross-sectional study. Spasticity of the paretic lower limb was assessed using the...

Author(s): Olubukola A. OLALEYE, Olugbenga S. POPOOLA, Christopher O. AKOSILE and Babatunde O. A. ADEGOKE

July 2021

ISABB Journal of Food and Agricultural Sciences
Prevalence and impacts of fall army worms (Spodoptera frugiperda) on maize (Zea mays) production and productivity in Ethiopia

Maize is a key determinant of food security, mainly grown as subsistence in Ethiopia. It was introduced to Ethiopia in 1600’s from Mexico. Food security of Ethiopia is threatened from time to time due to crop diseases and pests. One of these is fall armyworms (Spodoptera frugiperda, J.E Smith; lepdoptera, Noctudea), which is a recently arrived American origin insect pest. As best contributor of Ethiopian economy...

Author(s): Atnafu Wondimu, Beyene Petros, Zemede Asfaw and Yitbarek Woldehawariat  

July 2021

Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology
Ordinal logistic regression analysis of hypertension data and identifying factors that influence the incidence of hypertension in Gondar University Teaching Hospital, North- west Ethiopia

Hypertension is the force of blood pushing up against the walls of blood vessels and it is defined as a systolic blood pressure ≥ 140 mm Hg and/or diastolic blood pressure ≥ 90 mm Hg. It is estimated to cause 9.4 million deaths every year. This study aims to conduct ordinal logistic regression analysis of hypertension severity and identifying associated factors for severity of hypertension, using the data of...

Author(s): Demozie Mebetu, Asrat Atsedeweyn and Dawit Abathun

July 2021

African Journal of Business Management
Analysis of the effects of COVID 19 on the operations and sustainability of SMEs in South Western region, Uganda

SMEs are considered huge boosters to the economy of Uganda. They serve as the engine and driving force for growth, development, innovation, economic prosperity and wealth creation of Uganda. The study aimed at establishing the upshot of COVID 19 on the operations and sustainability of SMEs in Uganda with a view to creating a lucid model for successful SMEs operations and improved performance. The study examined factors...

Author(s): Arthur Sunday, Caleb Tamwesigire, Abanis Turyahebwa, Kaaya Siraje, Eliab Byamukama

July 2021

African Journal of History and Culture
The origin and disappearance of the Wambambali tradition and the succeeding Wagogo communities in Dodoma: Oral stories from elders

The current fast growth of the city of Dodoma in central Tanzania threatens cultural heritage materials scattered on the landscape. However, natural processes such as weathering and erosion also add to this threat. Earlier, we reported on the existence of two cultural traditions on this landscape, the Middle Stone Age artefacts and the much younger Wambambali tradition based on pottery, grinding stones and remains of...

Author(s): Kokeli Peter Ryano, Augustino Mwakipesile, Emanuel Temu, Ngw’inamila Kasongi, Edwin Ngowi, Rehema Kilonzo and Sadasivuni Krishna Rao

July 2021

Journal of Media and Communication Studies
Politeness in media talk shows: The case of media panel discussions in Ghana

In human communication, the communicators involved in the interaction have an obligation to show politeness to each other for a successful conversation. Non-observance of politeness in a communicative act such as panel discussions has the potential to infringe upon the public self-image of the addressees. Situated in Brown and Levinson’s Politeness Theory (PT), the paper sought to explore the kinds of politeness...

Author(s): Kwasi Sarfo-Adu and Cynthia Elizabeth Osei

July 2021

African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology
Effect of spilled engine oil on soil quality indicators and physiological performance of maize, cowpea and sorghum

Soil contamination through oil spillage accumulates in the soil and affect plant growth. The study was conducted to examine the effect of spilled engine oil on soil nutrients and germination of seed in the in the Central region of Ghana. Ten samples were collected randomly from selected mechanic and fitting sites in the Elmina municipality. A randomized complete block design using three test crops was used to evaluate...

Author(s): Joshua Yeboah Asiamah, Emmanuel Plas Otwe, Andrews Danquah, Samuel Obeng Apori and Emmanuel Hanyabui

July 2021

International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation
Impact of protected areas on the livelihood of locals: A case study in Saadani National Park, Tanzania

We randomly selected 200 households from the four villages (50 per village) based on the household distance from the park: villages settled close to the park and villages settled further away from the park. Besides, qualitative methods including focus group discussions and direct observations, were used. Community activities differed between the two groups of villages (close and far from the park). Furthermore, local...

Author(s): Franco P. Mbise, Beatrice Moshi and Eivin Røskaft

July 2021

Journal of Physiology and Pathophysiology
Antifertility effects of crude extracts from Acacia nilotica pods and Albizia lebbeck stem bark in female multimammate rats, Mastomys natalensis

The study's main objective was to assess any pathophysiological significance of Acacia nilotica pods aqueous extract and Albizia lebbeck stem bark methanolic extract on the reproductive system of female multimammate rats (Mastomys natalensis). A total of 60 sexually mature female rats were randomized into a 2 × 3 factorial experimental design for treatments (Control, A. nilotica, and A. lebbeck) and treatment...

Author(s): Lusekelo M. Mwangengwa, Gaymary G. Bakari, Noel L. Kanuya and Robert A. Max

July 2021

International Journal of Psychology and Counselling
Determination of the interest of Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi veterinary students in veterinary medicine and pharmacology: Implications for counselling

The present study is carried out to determine the interest of veterinary students in veterinary medicine and pharmacology and the counselling implications. One hundred and thirteen students of veterinary college, Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi were randomly sampled for determination of their interest in veterinary medicine and pharmacology using age, sex and levels of study. The results showed that the sex...

Author(s): S. A. Saganuwan and E. G. Egbe- Okpenge

July 2021

International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation
Forest cover change due to large scale plantation agriculture and community perception of its impact on climate variability in Nguti sub-division, South West Cameroon Region

This study was carried out to evaluate the effects of plantation agriculture on land use, land cover change in the Nguti sub division and to investigate resident’s perception about the effects of land use, land cover change on local climatic variability. Satellite maps from Landsat multispectral images were processed using Arc GIS 8 to assess land cover change overtime. Structured questionnaires, focused group...

Author(s): Clara Enow Ayombe, Amahui George Amenhwi and Mbah Ignatius Ngala

July 2021

Journal of Medicinal Plants Research
Analysis by GC (Ir), GC/MS and mosquito repellent effect of essential oils against Anopheles gambiae: Case of stem bark of Sterculia tragacantha Lindl (Sterculiaceae) from Côte d'Ivoire

The objectives of this study were to determine the chemical composition and to evaluate the mosquito repellent property of essential oils extracted from the bark of the stem of Sterculia tragacantha Lindl on Anopheles gambiae, vector of malaria. The essential oil of the stem bark of S. tragacantha Lindl is extracted by hydrodistillation and their chemical compositions were identified by GC (Ir) and GC-MS. This oil has...

Author(s): Sahi Zlankeuhon Jerome, Boua Boua Benson, Ouattara Allassane Foungoye, Mamyrbekova-Bekro Janat Akhanovna and Bekro Yves-Alain

July 2021

Journal of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Analysis of the effect of feed composition and thermal conditions on distillation plant performance using a computer model

This paper presents the effect of feed composition, xF, and feed thermal conditions on benzene-toluene distillation plant performance. An interactive computer model was developed to simulate the process using vapor-liquid equilibrium (VLE) data, mass and energy balances and McCabe-Thiele method. The feed thermal conditions studied were vaporized feed (VF), feed at its boiling point (FBP) and subcooled liquid (SCL) feed....

Author(s): S. V. Manyele

July 2021

International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation
Assessment the conservation status and vulnerability of the ichthyological population of the Bandama River in the Marahoué Region (Central West of Côte d'Ivoire)

The conservation status and the vulnerability to fishing pressure of the ichthyological population of the Bandama River located in the Marahoué Region (Côte d’Ivoire) were assessed. Sampling of fish fauna was conducted from September 2019 to November 2020 using experimental and artisanal fisheries. The results of International Union for Conservation of Nature show that, the majority of the fish...

Author(s): OUATTARA Dramane, ASSI Sonan Romuald, KONAN Kouakou Séraphin and BOUSSOU Koffi Charles

July 2021

Journal of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Physicochemical characterization of Grewia species biopolymer, a potential coagulation-flocculation agent

Powdered Grewia species barks was extracted in water and one part of the extract was precipitated with absolute ethanol. Both the crude water extract and the ethanol precipitate were freeze dried, pulverized into powder and subjected to physicochemical analyses. Amongst others, proximate composition, morphology and metal contents by Scanning Electron Microscopy with Energy Dispersive X-Ray (SEM-EDX), functional group by...

Author(s): Kameni Ngounou M. Bernard, G. R. Nkoue Ndondo, Kofa G. Patrice, Daniel E. Egbe,  Ndi K. Sylvere and Kayem G. Joseph

July 2021

International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation
Tree species composition and diversity in Agoro-Agu Central Forest Reserve, Lamwo District, Northern Uganda

Tree species composition and diversity were assessed in Agoro-Agu Central Forest Reserve located in Lamwo district-Northern Uganda. Fifteen transects, each 2 km long, were established in the reserve. A procedure of nested quadrats was employed for a systematic sampling of mature trees, saplings and seedlings at 100 m interval(s). Vegetation analysis was conducted in Species Diversity and Richness (SDRiv) software. A...

Author(s): John Bosco Lamoris Okullo, Sylvano Afai, Grace Nangendo and James Kalema

July 2021

African Journal of Biotechnology
Effect of intercropping aerobic rice with leafy vegetables on crop growth, yield and its economic efficiency

Aerobic rice production system provides a sustainable alternative to the traditional rice cultivation. To evaluate the agronomic and economic effect of intercropping aerobic rice with four leafy vegetables, field experiments were conducted at University of Agriculture Science Bangalore research station, India during 2017 and 2018. The experiments consisted of 9 treatments with 4 replications and, a Randomized Completely...

Author(s): Sylvestre Habimana, Saidi Rumanzi Mbaraka, Antoine Karangwa, Francois Xavier Rucamumihigo, Fabrice Rwalinda Musana, Eularie Mutamuliza, Ivan Gasangwa, Christian Nkurunziza, Jean Claude Abayisenga and Athanase Rusanganwa Cyamweshi

July 2021

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Phenotypic performance and response to selection for body weight gains of Black Bengal goat in a community breeding program

Black Bengal goat is a potential animal genetic resource of Bangladesh. The aim of this study was to investigate the genetic improvement of growth rate (GR) in-situ through a community based breeding program under a low input production system. Data on a total of 451 individuals from 2009 to 2015 in three generations were taken. In the community, two breeding strategies (BS); mating among superior bucks and does (BS1)...

Author(s): A. Akhtar, M. A. Hoque, A. K. F. H. Bhuiyan, M. R. Amin and M. A. Habib

July 2021

Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development
On-farm evaluation and pre-scaling up of improved finger millet technologies under rainfed condition in Western Oromia, Ethiopia: A case of East Wollega Zone, Ethiopia

The average yield of finger millet is low in Ethiopia, specifically in Western Oromia due to different production constraints such as limited availability of improved varieties, lack of formal seed delivery system, and limited adoption of the available technologies. To this, BARC in collaboration with AGP-II conducted the pre-scale up and popularized full packaged improved finger millet varieties in cluster...

Author(s): Hailu Feyis Tasisa, Chemada Brihanu Chela, Dagnachew Lule and Kebede Dessalegn Lemu

July 2021

African Journal of Biochemistry Research
Serum lipid profile based on the prandial state among adult subjects

This study was aimed to access the variations in serum lipid parameters based on the prandial state of adult patients. Through a cross-sectional descriptive and analytical study conducted in Parakou (Benin), from February 1 to May 1, 2020, 100 adult subjects (average age 31.21±12.36 years) were selected with systematic census. After ethical advice, a first sample was taken on empty-bellied adult subjects. Then,...

Author(s): Moutawakilou Gomina, Corinne Tchegnonsi Tognon, Tarik Salifou, Gilbert Djidonou and Stanislas Zinsou  

July 2021

Educational Research and Reviews
Note reading methods used in piano education of 4 to 6 years old children

The aim of the study is to analyse the teaching methods and materials that are currently used in the basic piano education of children at the age of 4-6 years, using the existing literature, and to develop suggestions and recommendations regarding the process. The study covered various teaching methods and techniques that are used in introduction of the piano keyboard to children as well as teaching the titles of notes...

Author(s): Hatice Sezen

July 2021

Journal of Medicinal Plants Research
Study of seasonality and location effects on the chemical composition of essential oils from Eugenia uniflora leaves

The essential oils of Eugenia uniflora leave possess several biological activities but a great variability in their chemical composition is observed. In the present study, gas chromatography and mass spectrometry were applied to examine the essential oil from leaves of four different specimens over the seasons of the year, two of which are located in a habitat of a Brazilian metropolis, and the other two in a natural...

Author(s): Gonçalves Adilson Júnior, Eutimio G. Fernández Núñez, Renata O. Santos, Bryna T. Haraki Otaviano, Rosely L. Imbernon, Fabiana C. Pioker, Marcelo J. Pena Ferreira and Miriam Sannomiya

July 2021

UNIZIK Journal of Educational Research and Policy Studies
Quality of trainers at public technical, vocational, education and training institutions: The missing link in Kenya’s skill development

Kenya’s development agenda is anchored on development of skill inventory of her human resource base with the onus placed on Technical and Training Institutions (TVET). However, at the Centre of skill formation, capacity of technical trainers is critical. This study examined capacity of technical trainers in Kenya terms of quantity and quality. Data were collected using questionnaires on 400 trainers randomly...

Author(s): Selina Chepkoech, Ibrahim Khatete and Genevieve Wanjala

July 2021

African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology
Groundwater resources for domestic and irrigation purposes in Melong (Littoral Region, Cameroon): Hydrogeochemical constraints

Groundwater is a valuable natural resource whose quality is threatened by natural and man-made pollutants. This study aims to perform a hydrochemical characterization of groundwater resources used for domestic and irrigational activities in Melong (Littoral Cameroon). Thus, 26 subsurface water samples were collected in the dry season (six sampling points) and rainy season (seven sampling points) of the years 2019 and...

Author(s): Alice Magha Mufur, Margaret Tita Awah, Primus Azinwi Tamfuh, Magdaline Asaba Agendia, Aloysius Afanwie Ngambu and Veronique Kamgang Kabeyene

July 2021

Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics
Performance of integrated and single cooperatives in bulk production and credit provision to smallholder farmers in Uganda

Agricultural cooperatives are autonomous associations of individuals formed to augment production, marketing and financial needs of members. In Uganda, performance of cooperatives is largely constrained by weak organizational structures, market failures, and policy weaknesses. An integrated cooperative model (ICM) was introduced to improve performance of cooperatives but the effect of ICM on institutional performance...

Author(s): Mercy Nimusiima, Johnny Mugisha, Bernard Obaa and Rolland Agaba,

July 2021

African Journal of Microbiology Research
Long-term effectiveness of commonly used hospital disinfectants against Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus

Nosocomial infections are enhanced due to a flop in the infection control processes such as disinfection. The aim of this study was to assess long term effectiveness and the stability of disinfectants currently used within healthcare settings in Accra, Ghana against two indicator pathogens. Two locally produced and two imported disinfectants usually used in health care settings were obtained. The efficacy and long-term...

Author(s): Stephen T.  Odonkor, Tahiru Mahami and Anthony M. Sallar

July 2021

Journal of Accounting and Taxation
The development of a scale to measure SMEs tax compliance in Nigeria: An adaptation of Fischer's model

This study aims to investigate the reliability and validity of a new version of the tax compliance scale. The new scale extended the Fischer’s et al model of tax compliance by drawing more constructs and question items from the theoretical literature review, empirical results of the previous studies and similar questionnaires from different countries. There were 39 question items refined through the process of the...

Author(s): Olusegun Vincent

July 2021

African Journal of Food Science
Effects of freezing as a post-harvest storage technique on quality of Friesian crossbred cattle milk

Twenty-five raw milk samples from Friesian crossbred dairy cows were analyzed for milk fat, protein and lactose using an ultrasonic milk analyzer. The samples were then subjected to two different freezing protocols; single freezing and multiple freezing, after which parameters were reanalyzed after freezing and thawing at different freezing times (24, 48, and 72 h). Paired t-test was used to compare the effect of...

Author(s): Lilian Mutheu Musembei, Rawlynce Cheruiyot Bett, Charles Karuku Gachuiri, Benjamin Kyalo Mbondo and Felix Matura Kibegwa

July 2021

African Journal of Microbiology Research
Isolation, identification and antibiogram of verotoxin producing Escherichia coli from raw salad vegetables at Jashore, Bangladesh

Verotoxin-producing E. coli are getting an emergence for human health and day by day, it is also becoming more alarming in the fact that, they are acquiring multidrug-resistant profiles. This study aimed at isolation and identification of verotoxigenic E. coli followed by the antibiogram of the species from salad vegetables at Jashore district in Bangladesh. A total of 119 raw vegetable salad samples were collected from...

Author(s): Nigar Sultana Meghla, Debashish Mridha, Md. Sohel Rana, Md. Ahosanul Haque Shahid and Md. Muket Mahmud

July 2021

African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology
The study of land use and land cover (LULC) dynamics and the perception of local people in Aykoleba, Northern Ethiopia

It is believed that since the advent of agriculture, changes in land use and land cover (LULC) have happened. However, rates, extents and intensities of LULC changes have become more aggravated at all levels. The current study aims to examine the dynamics and perceptions of LULC change in the last four decades (1973-2013) in Aykoleba, Ethiopia using a combination of remote sensing data and the ground truth data. Focus...

Author(s): Mehari Mariye, Melesse Maryo and Jianhua Li

July 2021

Journal of Ecology and The Natural Environment
Cocoa-based agroforestry systems and its potential for tree resource conservation around the Dja Biosphere Reserve Southeastern Cameroon

The objective of this study was to evaluate tree species diversity, structure and conservation status of these tree species in cocoa-based agroforestry systems around the Dja Biosphere Reserve, South East of Cameroon. This reserve is divided into four clusters due to its large nature and location between two regions. A random sampling approach was adopted, whereby, 100 plots of 100 m × 20 m and 10 m × 20...

Author(s): Njini Loveline Munjeb, Marie-Louise Avana Tientcheu, Yerima Bernard Kfuban Palmer and Roger Kogge Enang

July 2021

Journal of Accounting and Taxation
Does the importance of relevance and faithful representation differ between GAAP and tax reporting? A discussion of the trade-offs between cash-basis, accrual-basis, and fair value accounting methods

This paper explains the trade-offs between the relevance and faithful representation of accounting information analyzed in the contexts of the cash-basis, accrual-basis, and fair value accounting methods used to prepare financial statements for Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and tax reporting. Discussion of the role of the relevance and faithful representation of accounting information is generally...

Author(s): Sarah C. Lyon, Timothy Kelley, Loren Margheim

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