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February 2022

International Journal of Educational Administration and Policy Studies
Lecturers’ perception of contributory pension scheme implementation and job commitment in South-South Nigerian Universities

This study investigated lecturers’ perception of contributory pension scheme implementation and job commitment in South-South Nigerian universities. To guide the study, two research questions and one hypothesis were raised. A descriptive survey research that adopted correlational design. The population of the study was all the lecturers in the six federal universities in South-South Nigeria. The sample consisted...

Author(s): James Nwabianke Onukwu

February 2022

Journal of Geography and Regional Planning
Public perception of the risk of climate change issues in Zaria city and its environs in Kaduna State, Nigeria

Many researchers, climatologist, engineers and environmentalists are expressing deep concerns about changes in the overall climate system of the earth. Does the public perceive climate change to have occurred already? What are their sources of information? This study analyzed the public perception of climate change issues in Zaria city and its environs, Kaduna State, Nigeria. The objective of this paper was to analyze...

Author(s): Udeh Lawrence Ejeh and Ikpe Elisha

February 2022

Educational Research and Reviews
The level of critical thinking of a Jordanian sample of blind students and its relationship with some variables

The present study aimed to find out the level of critical thinking skills of a Jordanian sample of blind students and its relationship with some variables, namely the gender and class level variable. To achieve the objectives of the study, the researcher developed the California Critical Thinking Scale in line with the characteristics of the blind, with the help of several teachers of blind students with experience and...

Author(s): Feryal Abdel-Hadi Al-Shenikat

February 2022

Educational Research and Reviews
Cementing devices and ambiguity in the Holy Qur'an: Al-Qasas Surah as a model

This study aims to identify the cementing devices used in the Holy Qur'an, Al-Qasas Surah, in particular. Specific cementing devices appear to connect the phrases and clauses contextualized in the verses of this Surah. Three exegeses and three different translations of the meaning of the Holy Qur'an were referred to in this study for data collection and data analysis. The study's findings indicate that these...

Author(s): Jibrel Harb Al-Saudi and Aiman Eid Al-Rawajfeh

February 2022

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Tree performance and peach fruits yield and quality under compounds sprays to induce sprouting

The sprouting induction is a fundamental cultural practice in peach orchards grown in subtropical regions around the world. The evaluation of alternatives compounds to induce sprouting is necessary mainly considering its effects on fruit quality. Two alternative compounds such as 2.5% nitrogen fertilizer (NF) + 4% calcium nitrate (CN) and 4% calcium nitrate (CN), besides the control were compared with 0.6% hydrogen...

Author(s): Rafael Bibiano Ferreira, Sarita Leonel, Jackson Mirellys Azevedo Souza, Magali Leonel, Marcelo Souza Silva, Rafaelly Calsavara Martins and Vitor Hugo Artigiani Filho  

February 2022

Educational Research and Reviews
A source for technical and musical development in piano education: Analysis of Manookian “Etudes for the Intermediate Pianist” Method

In this study, the American pianist and composer Jeff Manookian's "Etudes for the Intermediate Pianist" method was examined. In this qualitative study, the descriptive research model was employed and the literature was scanned through document review. As a result of the examination, no study was found on Manookian's piano etudes. To that end, Jeff Manookian's "Etudes for the Intermediate...

Author(s): Ozlem Omur

February 2022

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Measuring technical efficiency and its determinants among sweet potatoes farmers in Western Uganda

Sweet potato is one of the important staple food for majority of Ugandans. As such, it is depended on by many households. Reportedly, sweet potatoes production is low especially in Western Uganda. This may have been attributed to resource misallocation leading to some levels of efficiency or inefficiency. However, the current level of efficiency or inefficiency and its determinants in sweet potatoes production is...

Author(s): Midamba Dick Chune, Alela Beatrice, Atukunda Bwesigye Obrine, Mary Kwesiga and Ogei Kizito  

February 2022

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Modeling the water balance of a ruminant production system in the semi-arid region

In the Brazilian semi-arid region, most cattle properties that use small dams as a source of water are unaware of the water balance of this system, which makes it difficult to plan and use this resource rationally. In this context, the objective was to demonstrate the impact of water consumption from a ruminant production system in a small reservoir. The water use model was developed using the Vensim PLE™ software...

Author(s): Samuel Rocha Maranhão, Rodrigo Gregório da Silva, Gherman Garcia Leal de Araújo and Magno José Duarte Cândido

February 2022

International Journal of Biotechnology and Molecular Biology Research
Yeasts from a traditional ferment “Rabilé”: Molecular and physiological characterization

“Rabilé” is a popular traditional ferment in Burkina Faso, consisting mainly of yeasts. It is used as a food supplement or additive like Single Cell Protein (SCP). The present work focused on identifying yeast microbiota in local food, and studying their growth kinetic parameters. “Rabilé” sampling from the 13 regions of Burkina Faso was used to isolate yeast strains. Molecular...

Author(s): Ibrahim KEITA, Iliassou MOGMENGA, Marius Kounbèsiounè SOMDA, Lassina DOUMBIA, Aboubakar S. OUATTARA, Ousmane A. KOITA and Alfred S. TRAORE

February 2022

Journal of Medicinal Plants Research
Evaluation of the anxiolytic effects of acute administration of Passiflora alata extract in wistar rats submitted to swimming

Anxiety is present in several psychiatric disorders, and pharmacological treatment has limitations. Therefore, there is a search for new therapeutic approaches. This study aimed to evaluate the anxiolytic effect of acute administration of the dry extract of Passiflora alata (P. alata) leaves in male Wistar rats submitted to swimming. The animals were randomly divided into four groups (n = 8) (G1 to G4). G2 to G4 were...

Author(s): Airton José Mendes, Annik Ianara de Souza Greco, Renan Santiago Pereira, Wilson Roberto Malfará, Maricelma da Silva Soares de Souza, Sandra Maria Barbalho,, Elen Landgraf Guiguer, and Adriano Cressoni Araujo,  

February 2022

Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology
Epidemiological profile of road traffic accidents victims received at the emergency reception service of the Regional Hospital of Kindia, Guinea, 2012-2016

Road traffic accidents are frequent in Kindia. Information from police records is insufficient, hospital data are available but not thoroughly analyzed and previous studies are incomplete. We decided to supplement these previous studies with an in-depth analysis of the available data in order to guide appropriate actions. We conducted a cross-sectional study. We used survey of data from 2012 to 2016. We collected...

Author(s): Gbamou Nouonan, Pauline Kiswendsida Yanogo, , Cheik Tidiane Sidibé, Fadima Diallo, Bernard Sawadogo and Simon Antara  

February 2022

Journal of Cell Biology and Genetics
Characterisation of induced mutagenicity via single-cell gel electrophoresis in RAW264.7 and Caco-2 cells by hydrogen peroxide

The need for a complementary short-term mutagenicity bioassay with robust endpoints to the Ames assay has become increasingly crucial to in order to avoid false negative results. The alternative short-term test  (STT) used in conjunction with the Ames increases the validity and decreases the number of false positive outcomes. As a result, Caco-2 cells (Human intestinal epithelial cell model) and RAW264.7 cells...

Author(s): Emmanuel A. Awulu,  

February 2022

African Journal of Biotechnology
Inclusion of African winged termites (Macrotermes nigeriensis) improves the nutrients and quality of fermented cassava mahewu

Cassava mahewu is a non-alcoholic fermented beverage used by school children, but it has low contents of protein and micronutrients. This study examined the effect of inclusion of African winged-termite (AWT) on the nutritional quality and acceptability of cassava mahewu. Cassava flour was replaced with AWT at varying proportions of 100:0 (as control), 90:10, 80:20, 70:30 and 60:40% and fermented to obtain cassava...

Author(s): Paul Ndubuisi ANYIAM, Chinedu P. NWUKE, Goodluck Chibuikem ADIMUKO, Chinaza Precious NWAMADI, Elsa Maria SALVADOR, Grace Folake AJIBADE and Elizabeth Chinomso MAXWELL

February 2022

Journal of Accounting and Taxation
Corporate governance of IPO enterprises with financial accounting fraud in China’s growth enterprise market-A case study of ABC Group

This study focuses on analysing financial ratios to identify the company’s (ABC Group) problems and the means by which financial fraud was committed. It proposes recommendations and solutions for the corporate governance of IPO enterprises in China’s Growth Enterprise Market. This study finds that imperfect corporate governance led to financial fraud being committed by ABC Group. Many other IPO enterprises...

Author(s): Philip Law and Ma Jingyi

February 2022

Journal of Physical Education and Sport Management
Determinants of corporate sponsorship award opportunities for Soccer Premier League clubs in Kenya

Corporate sponsorship is a common phenomenon in major soccer leagues worldwide. Studies in the area of sports sponsorship decision-making have been done from a global context but lack focus on a particular sport or a major soccer league. Little empirical evidence has emerged in the area of sport sponsorship decision-making factors. The purpose of this study is to determine the factors considered by corporate...

Author(s): Kisaka Thomas Mboya, Andanje Joseph Mwisukha and Rintaugu Elijah Gitonga

February 2022

Journal of Plant Breeding and Crop Science
Assessment of genetic variability, diversity, and identification of promising lines in linseed germplasm for harnessing genetic gain in central plain of the Indian subcontinent

Linseed (Linum usitatissimum L.), cultivated in more than 60 countries, is grown for fiber and oilseed worldwide. Here effort was made to assess the genetic variability in linseed germplasm and identify some promising lines used as parents in the linseed hybridization program. The study was designed with a total of 82 germplasm and a national check in RCBD for genetic variability for 11 agronomic traits. In this study,...

Author(s): Mohammad Ekram Hussain, Vinod Kumar Goyal, Pronob J Paul, Yuvraj Yadav, Uday Chandra Jha and Prabhat K. Moitra  

February 2022

Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development
Economic empowerment of rural women: Assessing the effectiveness of the rural enterprise program (REP) in Ghana, West Africa

This survey study examines the effectiveness of a Rural Enterprise Programme (REP) in improving the livelihood of rural women in Ghana, using ex-anti and ex-post income determinants of the programme. Some 217 beneficiary women drawn from farm-based, agro-processing, traditional craft, agro industrial and petty trading economic sub-sectors selected to participate in the survey using snow-ball sampling method. Using...

Author(s): Gloria Demedeme and Charles Boateng Opoku  

February 2022

African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology
Chemical characterization of Kenyan Cupressus lusitanica Mill., Ocimum americanum L. and Lippia Javanica (Burm.f.) Spreng essential oils

The study was designed to chemically characterize essential oils from Kenyan Cupressus lusitanica, Ocimum americanum and Lippia javanica and bio-prospect for new compounds as possible biocontrol agents of insect pests. Leaf essential oils of the three test plants were obtained by hydro-distillation. GC-MS analysis of leaf oils revealed that monoterpenes were the major group of chemical constituents in all plants. In C....

Author(s): Philip Kandgor Bett, Joshua Ondura Ogendo, Josphat Clement Matasyoh and Ann Jepkorir Kiplagat

February 2022

Journal of Media and Communication Studies
Whose stream is this anyway? Exploring layers of viewer-integration in online participatory videos

Within this paper, we explore variants of user-integrating (live) videos as examples of collaborative practices in social media. We propose an empirically informed typology of layers of user-integration in terms of: (A) directness / ‘bodiliness’ of interaction, (B) Unfinishedness in the content at hand and (C) Productive tensions through streamer-audience-interactions. As an example of spontaneously emerging...

Author(s): Kevin Weller and Michael Holaschke

February 2022

Journal of Physiology and Pathophysiology
Acute toxicity profile of ethanolic extracts of Croton gratissimus Burch and Schrankia leptocarpa DC in rats: Medicinal plants used in the treatment of arterial hypertension in Beninese traditional medicine

Croton gratissimus Burch. and Schrankia leptocarpa DC. are two plants from the Beninese flora which are traditionally used for the treatment of arterial hypertension. The present study investigated the acute toxicity of ethanolic extracts of these plants. The experiment was conducted according to OECD guideline 423 categories 5 using a single dose of 5000mg/kg of the extracts. The average lethal doses (LD50) of the...

Author(s): Koutchiko Angélus Hénok Sègla, Attakpa Sèlidji Eugène, Akotègnon Rodrigue, Guinnin Félix, Sènou Maximin, Amoussa Abdou Madjid, Lagnika Latifou, Sina Haziz, Yédomonhan Hounnankpon, Baba-Moussa Farid, Sezan Alphonse and Baba-Moussa Lamine  

February 2022

International Journal of Peace and Development Studies
Land conflict dynamics in Africa: A critical review on farmer-pastoralist conflict perspectives

This paper examines the theoretical bases underlying the causes of land conflicts. It involves a critical analysis of various contentions surrounding land nexus violent conflicts with particular attention to farmer-pastoralist conflicts. The drive for this examination is more on a comparison of causes between such conflicts in varying contexts of African. The major aim is to broaden the understanding about the nature of...

Author(s): Mabebe Erasmus Ntumva

February 2022

Journal of African Studies and Development
Farmer-pastoralist conflicts management approaches in Sub-Saharan Africa: Insights into their strengths and pitfalls

This article provides a critical review of the different theoretical perspectives on the existing conflict management mechanisms. Focus has been paid on the dynamics surrounding these mechanisms in relation to the changing contexts and times. The primary aim is: First, to identify what is already known about the available conflict-management mechanisms for handling farmer-pastoralist conflicts including the current...

Author(s): Mabebe Erasmus Ntumva

February 2022

Journal of Medicinal Plants Research
Antibacterial, antiquorum sensing, antibiofilm activities and chemical profiling of selected South African medicinal plants against multi-drug resistant bacteria

South African indigenous plants have been predominantly studied for their antibacterial abilities, overlooking their antipathogenic and antivirulence (also known as antiquorum sensing) potential. Hence, this study explored the selected medicinal plants as possible agents capable of interfering with bacterial growth, quorum sensing and biofilm formation and identified their respective bioactive compounds. Ten medicinal...

Author(s): Itumeleng Tsebang Baloyi, Idowu Jesulayomi Adeosun, Abdullahi Ahmed Yusuf and Sekelwa Cosa  

February 2022

African Journal of Food Science
Factors influencing compliance with inspection recommendations in food service establishments: A case study of Mansa Municipality, Zambia

Inspection reports reflect daily operations of Food Service Establishments (FSE) with indications on levels of compliance with food safety standards and regulations, thus, making them central to the enforcement processes in food safety control systems. While compliance with food safety standards and regulations in FSEs is often viewed by the number of non-compliances or inspection violations cited during inspections,...

Author(s): Enock Chitakwa, Allan Mbewe and Ntazana N. Sinyangwe

February 2022

International Journal of Physical Sciences
Effect of soaking sample cubes on concrete compressive strength: The case of Ethiopian Construction Industry

Concrete is a major component of construction work composed of fine and coarse aggregates bound together with a cement-water solution paste produced with hydration process. Concrete is best characterized by its compressive strength and relatively low in cost as well as the availability of ingredients that makes it the most favorable component of construction compared to other materials like steel. However, this...

Author(s): Zinabu Tebeje  

February 2022

African Journal of Food Science
Improving the nutritional value of conventional food with underutilized leafy vegetables - consumers’ acceptance of combining porridge with cowpea leaf powder

Reaching the second UN Sustainable Development Goal requires improving the nutritional value of food products and dietary diversity. Simultaneously, recent research highlights the importance of processing highly nutritious but underutilized African leafy vegetables (ALV) for lowering post-harvest losses and bridging off-season gaps. Combining both goals, it seems promising to utilize neglected ALV for enhancing...

Author(s): Johanna Tepe and Dominic Lemken

February 2022

Journal of Soil Science and Environmental Management
Effects of irrigation levels and nitrogen fertilizer rate on grain yield of wheat (Triticum aestivum) at Amibara, Middle Awash, Ethiopia

For three years, the response of wheat grain yield to varying amounts of nitrogen fertilizer and different levels of irrigation was investigated. Three levels of irrigation (100, 75, and 50%ETc) and five nitrogen rates (0, 23, 46, 69, and 92 kg/ha) were used in a split plot design. Irrigation and nitrogen levels both had a considerable impact on wheat grain yield, but there was no interaction between the two. The...

Author(s): Jemal M. Hassen, Fikadu R. Borena, Kebede N. Tufa, Wondimu T. Adugna, Nigusie A. Sori and Tesema M. Tedla  

February 2022

Journal of Medicinal Plants Research
Antioxidant and DNA damage protective activities of selected endophytic actinobacteria isolated from Harpagophytum procumbens: A Kalahari desert-adapted plant

Given that synthetic antioxidants are currently in use and have been demonstrated to have known negative side effects, it is important to look for natural antioxidant sources. Endophytic actinobacteria, especially those associated with medicinal plants, are one understudied source. The goal of this study was to investigate whether the secondary metabolites of endophytic actinobacteria isolated from Harpagophytum...

Author(s): Magdalena Elizabeth Lang, Timothy Sibanda, Stefan Louw and Jean Damascène Uzabakiriho  

February 2022

Journal of Plant Breeding and Crop Science
Reaction of selected rice genotypes with monogenic resistance to the isolate of Magnaporthe Oryzae collected at Namulonge, Uganda

The fungus Magnaporthe oryzae causes rice blast disease leading to substantial yield losses. This study aims at understanding the effectiveness of R-genes to the isolate of M. oryzae from Namulonge in Central Uganda to decide the incorporation of their carrier lines in local gene pyramiding programs. Eighty-three genotypes (73 monogenic resistance lines and 10 local varieties) were evaluated in two different experiments...

Author(s): Solome Nakiyaga, Zwenhamo Albert Chiteka, Geoffrey Onaga, Paul Gibson, Bonny Oloka, Arfang Badji, Minoru Yoshino, Nobuki Kojima,  Nozaka Jiro and Richard Edema  

February 2022

Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development
Does access to credit influence the adoption of good agricultural practices? The case of smallholder potato farmers in Molo Sub-County, Kenya

Potato (Solanum tuberosum L) is the major food and cash crop for many rural and semi-urban people in Kenya. It contributes to the national food security, nutrition, and income generation for those who are involved in its value chain. Despite its importance, smallholder potato farmers in Molo sub-county are still recording low potato yields which could partly be attributed to the low adoption of Good Agricultural...

Author(s): Uwamariya Masca, Kyule N. Mirriam and Eric K. Bor  

February 2022

African Journal of Educational Management, Teaching and Entrepreneurship Studies
Motivation of public teachers and college instructors/professors: A basis for faculty development program

This study sought to describe the level of motivation of 148 public secondary and tertiary teachers which served as a basis for a faculty development program at San Mariano, Isabela, Philippines. This study used quantitative-descriptive survey research design. Survey questionnaires were used to gather data. Purposive sampling procedure was employed. In order to analyze the data, frequency and percentage distributions,...

Author(s): Jaypee A. Zipagan  

February 2022

International Journal of Educational Administration and Policy Studies
E-library and quality assurance in federal government colleges in Rivers and Bayelsa states, Nigeria

This study was to determine the relationship between e-library and quality assurance in the Federal Government Colleges (unity schools) in Rivers and Bayelsa states, Nigeria. The population comprised of the teachers and students (SS3 and JS3) of the six unity schools in Rivers and Bayelsa States Nigeria numbering 3186 (teachers 1019, students 2167). A research sample of 637 was used through proportional stratified...

Author(s): ARCHIBONG F. I., ALEX-NMECHA J. C. and AWORTU T. C.

February 2022

African Journal of Business Management
What are the causes of small business failure in Burao, Somaliland?

Small business failure has been a wider problem in Somaliland in general and Burao in particular for years. Therefore, this study was conducted to identify internal and external causes that contribute to small business failure in Burao, Somaliland. This study was a survey research in which questionnaires were used to collect data from 200 respondents who were owners of failed small businesses. The data was analyzed...

Author(s): Mohamed Ahmed Kunle

February 2022

African Journal of Biotechnology
Cryopreservation of plant genetic resources: A legacy for humanity

Plant genetic resources are essential for agri-food security in the world and conservation of genetic diversity. Cryopreservation is an in vitro culture technique used for long-term plant conservation, by freezing the tissue at low temperatures usually with liquid nitrogen (-196ºC). During cryopreservation, cell division and metabolic activity of the explants are quiescent. There are different cryopreservation...

Author(s): Bibiana Tirado-Pérez and Gabriela Sandoval-Cancino

February 2022

African Journal of Biotechnology
Biogenic synthesis of silver nanoparticles using Azadirachta indica methanolic bark extract and their anti-proliferative activities against DU-145 human prostate cancer cells

Phytomedicine coupled with nanotechnology has shown possibilities in treating different ailments including cancer. In the current study, silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) were biogenically synthesized using methanolic extracts of Azadirachta indica (neem) barks and tested for cytotoxic and anti-proliferative activities on normal cells (Vero E6) and human prostate cancer cells (DU-145), respectively by resazurin assay....

Author(s): Shedrack Reuben Kitimu, Peter Kirira, Judith Sokei, Dominic Ochwangi, Peter Mwitari and Naomi Maina,

February 2022

African Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
Knowledge, perception and beliefs of human health workers and veterinarians on antimicrobial resistance in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a major public health problem in both hospital and community acquired infections. This study assessed knowledge, attitudes and perceptions on AMR among human health workers and veterinarians in Ouagadougou. A cross-sectional study using a self-administered questionnaire was applied among medical health and veterinary structures in Ouagadougou, on February 2020 to January 2021. A total...

Author(s): Souleymane Soré, Fatimata Bintou Josiane Diarra, Emmanuel Sampo, Sandaogo Hamidou Ouandaogo, Abdoul Salam Ouédraogo and Idrissa Sanou,

February 2022

Journal of Soil Science and Environmental Management
Verification of nutrients standards for diagnosis of Yuhebao lychee (Litchi chinensis Sonn.)

The steady production of Yuhebao lychee (Litchi chinensis Sonn.) is involved in accurate fertilization management. The critical period of nutrient requirement for Yuhebao lychee is during January to June every year in Taiwan because the period is from flowering to fruiting stage. It would serve the references of fertilization if there is an accurate standard for nutrient management of Yuhebao lychee. This study was...

Author(s): Yong Hong Lin, Wei Jia Wang and Ho Ma

February 2022

Journal of Accounting and Taxation
The impact of leverage on earnings management and the trade-off between discretionary accruals and real earnings management

This research studies the impact of leverage on the earnings management levels of firms and investigates the role it plays in determining the choice of earnings management methods utilized by managers. This study is conducted within the context of European countries. Multiple panel regressions are run with leverage against various measures of earnings management. The results indicate that leverage curtails earnings...

Author(s): Isaac Selasi Awuye and François Aubert

February 2022

African Journal of Plant Science
Nitrogen use efficiency and performance of rice to the application of slow release nitrogen fertilizer under waterlogged conditions in North Western Ethiopia

Highly soluble N fertilizers like urea may be lost from the soil plant system through leaching, ammonia (NH3) volatilization and denitrification that reduce NUE and yield. The study was conducted to determine the effects of UREAStabil on enhancement of nitrogen utilization efficiencies of rice crop and to evaluate the influence of UREAStabil on growth and yield of rice under waterlogged conditions of Fogera area....

Author(s): Christian Tafere

February 2022

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Redefining conservation agriculture through appropriate use of herbicides and fertilisers to improve crop production in Mozambique

The effects and applicability of conservation agriculture in different farming contexts are highly contested. Yet, there has been limited attempt to adapt the conservation agriculture system to the conditions of resource-poor farmers, focusing primarily on the existing farmers’ capacity and objective to practice conservation agriculture. The study assessed the factors that influence adoption and dis-adoption of...

Author(s): Inacio M. Cipriano, Didy O. Onautsu, Titki D. Tarassoum, Idris I. Adejumobi, and Bily A. Bolakonga

February 2022

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Elite local rice varieties resistant to bacterial leaf streak caused by Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzicola under field conditions in Burkina Faso

This study aims to evaluate the phenotype of nine genotypes of rice, during two consecutive seasons, in plots of rice farmers in irrigated plains Kou valley and Di. A Fisher block was implanted with three replicates at both sites on plots that had previously been shown to have a high incidence of bacterial leaf streak (BLS). The incidence, severity, growth rate of the disease, and the average yield of the different...

Author(s): Sylvain Zougrana, Issa Wonni, Kadidia Koïta and Boris Szurek

February 2022

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Variability of soil chemical properties in lower Wabishebele Sub-Basin in Somali Region South-eastern Ethiopia, as influenced by land use and land cover

This study was performed at lower Wabishebele sub-basin in Somali region south eastern Ethiopia to analyse the land use and cover and spatial variability of soil chemical properties of the sub-basin and develop soil map. A total of 41 soil samples were collected from 0-30 cm depth and analyzed for; pH total nitrogen (TN), available phosphorus (AP), and exchangeable potassium (EK). The data was analyzed through...

Author(s): Dahir Yosuf Abdi, Derege Tsegaye Meshesha    and Tadeos Shiferaw Woldegiorgis

February 2022

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Potential of aqueous neem extract for Thaumastocoris peregrinus control

Eucalyptus cultivation has undergone great expansion in recent years due to the increase in commercial production of this wood for the paper, cellulose and steel industries. One of the main factors responsible for production losses is insect attack. The main insect that acts as a pest, devastating eucalyptus plantations is Thaumastocoris peregrinus, being controlled through the application of synthetic insecticides. The...

Author(s): Andressa Layane Ferreira Linhares, Mauricélia Ferreira Almeida, Edmar de Souza Tuelher, Michela Costa Batista, Roldão Carlos Andrade Lima, Adriana de Sousa Freitas,Bianca Pinheiro da Costa Neiva, Brunna Tavares da Silva Brito Sousa, Kaio Lucena Vidal, Jeferson Pereira da Silva, Raylson Marcelo Fernandes de Lima, Yago Luan Santos Vila Nova and Nayane Ketley Ferreira Linhares

February 2022

Journal of Agricultural Biotechnology and Sustainable Development
Effects of fertilization experiment by liquid of anaerobic fermentation from livestock field on soil properties and plant nutrition

The liquid of anaerobic fermentation from Livestock (LAFL) can supply nutrients for plants. Therefore, it should be beneficial to the growth of crops. The experiment was carried out with a view to study the effect of irrigation based on LAFL and separately, chemical fertilizer (CK) for ten kinds of crops. The results showed that the organic matter in the LAFL were slightly higher than those in the CK. In the LAFL,...

Author(s): Yong-Hong Lin, Fu-Min Wang, Chan-Pei Wu Mei-Juan Lin, You-Jen Li, Wei-Jia Wang and Kuo-Chun Hung

February 2022

African Journal of Biotechnology
Polymorphism of the heat shock protein 70 gene in indigenous chickens from different agro-climatic zones in Kenya

Climate change leads to heat stress, which is one of the most challenging environmental conditions affecting poultry. Studying thermotolerance in poultry is crucial because it may identify genetic lines that can withstand heat stress. This study aimed to investigate polymorphisms in the heat shock protein 70 (HSP70) gene in indigenous chicken. In Kenya, we collected 277 blood samples from selected chicken ecotypes from...

Author(s): Grace Moraa Kennedy, Stephen Njuguna Kuria, Philip Murunga Panyako, Jacqueline Kasiiti Lichoti and Sheila Cecily Ommeh

February 2022

Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology
Associated factors with early pregnancies in school settings in the southwestern region of Benin

Early pregnancy in school settings is a social, economic and health phenomenon that can hamper the development of countries. This study aims to determine the factors associated with this phenomenon in the health district of Lokossa-Athiémé in southwestern Benin in 2018. The study employed a case-control method. The participants were secondary school girls aged 10 to 19 at the time of the study, enrolled in...

Author(s): Virginie Mongbo, Judicael Adadja, Jacques Saizonou, Alphonse Biaou, Patrick Makoutode, Charles Sossa-Jerome and Edgard-Marius Ouendo

February 2022

International Journal of Livestock Production
Environmental and genetic components influencing mature cow weight in Tswana cattle selected for early growth traits

The objective of this study was to determine the environmental and genetic factors influencing mature cow weight (MCW) trait in Tswana cattle breed. Analyses of environmental and genetic effects for mature cow weight trait were performed using 19301 records of Tswana cows born between 1996 and 2010 from 610 dams and 137 sires in 54 contemporaries. Mature cow weight trait was analysed using repeatability model. The...

Author(s): M. I. Keoletile , , S. D. Mulugeta ,  E. Rakwadi ,  P. Kemoreng, T. M. Sebolai, , K. E. Ravhuhali , and O. Mojanaga  

February 2022

International Journal of Livestock Production
Phenotypic response to mass selection for weaning weight and 18-month weight in Tswana cattle

The objectives of this study were to identify the environmental factors that influenced growth traits and to evaluate phenotypic response of growth traits to selection at weaning (S1) and 18 months of age (S2) in Tswana cattle. Phenotypic analysis for average daily gains (ADGs) and growth traits were conducted using 7226 records of animals, which were born between 1995 and 2013 from 1662 dams and 188 sires in 54...

Author(s): M. I. Keoletile, , S. D. Mulugeta, U. Moreri, E. Rakwadi, O. Kgosikoma, P. Kemoreng, O. Mojanaga, and K.B. Chibana,

February 2022

African Journal of Biotechnology
In vitro propagation of two commercially important bamboo species (Bambusa tulda Roxb. and Dendrocalamus stocksii Munro.)

Bamboo plant is an important biodegradable raw material which can play important role in rejuvenation of Indian rural economy through positively impacting agricultural, industrial, energy and in environmental sectors. Traditional methods of vegetative propagation of this plant have insufficient multiplication rate. In the present investigation, in vitro bud break and aseptic culture establishment in relation to...

Author(s): Ajoy Kumar Choudhary, Priyanka Kumari and Sunita Kumari

February 2022

UNIZIK Journal of Educational Research and Policy Studies
Challenges for teachers during COVID-19

The year 2020 has been noted in the history of education as the COVID-19 pandemic that spread all over the world compelled the authorities to close down all educational institutions indefinitely. Meanwhile, the governments have decided to start education in an online mode which has become an emergency need for the continuation of students’ education. The starting of online classes created new challenges for...

Author(s): V. Sindhya

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