VARIABILITY AND TIME SERIES TREND ANALYSIS OF CLIMATE AND SMALL HOLDER FARMERS PERCEPTION: THE CASE OF JANAMORA WOREDA, NORTHWESTERN ETHIOPIA

Abstract This study analyzed variability and time series trend analysis of climate and small holder farmers’ perception in the case of Janamora Woreda, Northwestern Ethiopia. For this study primary data was collected through questionnaire from 138 respondents selected through multi-stage sampling technique based on agro-ecology. Secondary data was collected from meteorological stations. Mann-Kendall and Chi-square […]

EFFECTS OF SILVER NANO-PARTICLES ON MEAT PRESERVATION

Abstract Nano packaging is currently one of the most important topics in food packaging technologies. The aim of the application of this technology in food packaging is increasing shelf life of foods by preventing internal and external deterioration and microbial contaminations. Hence this study investigate the effects of silver nano-particles on meat preservation. The silver […]

CHARACTER ASSOCIATION OF YIELD ATTRIBUTING TRAITS IN LINSEED (Linum usitatissimum L.) GENOTYPES

Abstract The study was conducted to determine the genotypic and phenotypic correlations between different traits of linseed genotypes, and the direct and indirect effect of different traits on seed yield using simple lattice design with two replications during 2019 cropping season at Ambo University Guder Campus. In present study  harvest index, number of seed per […]

EMERGING LINK BETWEEN EMPLOYEES’ MOTIVATIONAL FACTORS AND ORGANIZATIONAL COMMITMENT IN MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND ADP IN OSUN STATE, NIGERIA

Abstract The study was designed to assess the relationship between employees’ motivational factors and organizational commitment in Ministry Agriculture and Agricultural Development Programme, Osun State, Nigeria. Structured and validated questionnaire with Cronbach Alpha Coefficient of 0.82 level of consistency was used to collect data from 125 respondents. The data was subjected to descriptive and inferential […]

FACTORS AFFECTING TECHNICAL EFFICIENCY OF HARICOT BEAN PRODUCING SMALLHOLDER FARMERS IN BOSAT DISTRICT, OROMIA NATIONAL REGIONAL STATE, ETHIOPIA

Abstract Haricot bean is one of the most important cash crops and the least expensive sources of protein in rural Ethiopia and in Oromia regional state in particular. Yet its productivity is very low. This study, therefore, aimed to analyze the level of technical efficiency by smallholder farmers in Boset district of Oromia National state […]

ESTIMATION OF SOME THERMODYNAMIC METEOROLOGICAL VARIABLES FROM MEASURED METEOROLOGICAL DATA

Abstract Appropriate studying of the meteorological conditions via the continuous measurements and analysis of the various meteorological variables can make a difference for the survival and prosperity of the human race. In this study, measured meteorological variables from an implemented device together with reanalysis data from ERA-Interim and NASA were used to estimate four addition […]

DIGESTIBILITY AND NITROGEN UTILIZATION OF SEMI INTENSIVELY MANAGED WEST AFRICAN DWARF SHEEP FED NEEM LEAF MEAL CONCENTRATE

Ruminant livestock production in sub-Saharan Africa is based on forage as the major feed resources, which of course is highly seasonal with low nutritive quality during dry seasons. Neem leaf (Azadirachta indica) when added to livestock feed has been found to reduce the problem of feed scarcity which are serious problems of the developing world. […]

DETERMINATION OF LEVELS OF VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS (VOCS) IN WARRI AND EFFURUN ENVIRONS, DELTA STATE, NIGERIA

Abstract Six air samples were collected from six locations in Warri and Effurun environs and were analysed for Volatile Organic Compounds. (VOCs) After treatment of samples, VOCs were determined with Gas Chromatography coupled with Flame Ionization Detector (GC / FID). Results obtained showed concentrations of VOCs in the range of 0.42 – 28.78, 0.32 – […]

NITROGEN SOURCES AND THEIR EFFECTS ON NITROUS OXIDE EMISSION AND MAIZE YIELD IN WESTERN KENYA

Abstract This study assessed the effect of applying inorganic or organic sources of nitrogen, or their combination, on N2O emission, maize yield and Nitrogen Use Efficiency (NUE) at Nyakach, a lowland and Soin, a highland in western Kenya. A randomized complete block design, was used with six treatments; a control with no N input, urea […]