HOUSEHOLD LEVEL ANALYSIS OF AGRO-PASTORALS’ LIVELIHOOD DIVERSIFICATION STRATEGIES IN EASTERN ETHIOPIA

Abstract This study identifies types of income diversification strategies agro-pastoral households are pursuing and factors affecting the likelihood of adopting income diversification strategies. To achieve these purposes data were collected from 153 randomly selected sample agro-pastoral households. The data were analyzed statistically and econometrically. The study has identified agro-pastorals in the study area practice agriculture […]

ECOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT OF ITAPAJI RESERVOIR STATUS IN ITAPAJI USING PLANKTON ASSEMBLAGE

Abstract Itapaji Reservoir in Ekiti State serves for municipal water supply, artisanal fishing, agricultural and domestic uses, and recently earmarked for irrigation of the adjoining land.  There is paucity of information on the limnology of the reservoir, hence this study to provide relevant information on its trophic status for effective water management. Plankton samples (120) […]

ANALYSIS OF COFFEE VALUE CHAIN FINANCE IN BODJI DIRMEJI DISTRICT OF WEST WOLLEGA, ETHIOPIA

Abstract In Ethiopia, among other things, lack of finance is one of the fundamental problems hampering production, productivity and income of rural farm households. Since access to institutional finance is very limited, the majority of the coffee farmers are forced to search financial services through informal channels. This study was aimed at analyzing coffee value […]

EVALUATING THE IMPACT OF EXTENSIVE AGRICULTURAL ACTIVITIES ON INDOOR GASEOUS, PARTICULATE POLLUTANTS AND BIO-AEROSOL LOAD

Abstract This study monitored particulates, gaseous and bio-aersosol pollutants in 211 indoor sites across residential farm settlements in Southwestern, Nigeria between December 2017 to July 2018 covering dry and wet seasons. Gaseous and particulate pollutants were monitored with potable active air samplers for gaseous and particulates, and open-plate sedimentation technique for bacteria and fungi. Data […]