CHARACTERIZATION OF ANTHROPOGENIC ACTIVITIES INFLUENCING SURFACE WATER QUALITY ALONG MOLO RIVER ECOLOGICAL SYSTEM, KENYA

Abstract Surface water is progressively subjected to stress as a result of anthropogenic activities. Systematic observation and characterization of anthropogenic activities along Molo River was done in 2014 to evaluate their effects on surface water quality. Portable GPS receiver was used to identify geographic locations of 23 sites purposively selected; based on their relative positions […]

APPLICATION OF VON BERTALANFFY GROWTH MODEL IN THE PRELIMINARY STUDIES OF GROWTH PARAMETERS OF SOME TROPICAL TREE SPECIES

  Abstract This preliminary studies of growth parameters of four tropical tree species: Prosopis africana, Terminalis glaucescence, Pterocarpus erinaceus and Anogeisus leiocarpusis unique in the use of von Bertalanffy Growth Model (VBGM). This research is aimed at pioneering the use of VBGM in studying growth parameters and population dynamics of trees.Each tree species was sampled […]

EVALUATION OF REMEDIAL OPTION’S EFFECTIVENESS OF LEAD CONTAMINATED SITE IN BAGEGA COMMUNITY, ZAMFARA STATE, NIGERIA

Abstract The study evaluates the remedial option’s effectiveness of lead contaminated site in Bagega community, Zamfara state. Samples of soil and water were collected from residential compounds (BRC), residential garden (BRG), village common area (BVC), processing areas (BPA), farmland areas (BFA), wells (BWE), boreholes (BBH) and ponds (BPO)water at the same locations before and after […]

YOUTH ACCESS TO AND USE OF RESOURCES IN VEGETABLE FARMING IN KAKAMEGA TOWN, KENYA

Abstract This paper investigates the level of access to and use of farming resources by youth engaging in vegetable production in Kakamega Town, Kenya. Primary data was collected using questionnaires and interviews from youth vegetable farmers and key resource persons. Results reveal that youth obtained land through negotiation, inheriting, borrowing, hiring and buying. Water used […]