COPING WITH FOOD INSECURITY IN A PRO-POOR COMMUNITY: EVIDENCE FROM RURAL WOMEN IN EJIGBO LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF OSUN STATE, NIGERIA

Abstract The study assessed the strategies through which rural women coped with the menace of food insecurity in their households. It identified the consumption and livelihood coping measures and constraints to their strive for household food security. Multistage sampling procedure was used to select a total of 120 women from 10 villages from the pro-poor […]

SURVEY ON THE USE OF COMMERCIAL FEEDS BY FISH FARMERS IN SOME SELECTED LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS IN EDO SOUTH

Abstract The study examined the use of commercial fish feed by fish farmers in some selected local government areas in Edo South (Ovia North East, Ovia South West, Egor and Oredo). One hundred and twenty questionnaires were administered randomly in the selected local government areas. The research has shown that 75% of the farmers were […]

ON COMPARISON OF PERFORMANCE METRICS OF THE BIVARIATE KERNEL ESTIMATOR

Abstract The two-dimensional kernel estimators are very important because graphical presentation of data beyond three dimensional forms is oftentimes not too frequently employed in data visualizations. The frequency of the bivariate estimator in the multivariate setting is attributed to the sparseness of data that is associated with increase in dimension. The performance of bivariate kernel […]

COMPARATIVE EVALUATION OF SEASONAL DYNAMICS OF HEAVY METALS IN Nematopalaemon hastatus AND Farfantepenaeus notialis IN A TROPICAL BRACKISH ENVIRONMENT

Abstract The distribution and concentration of Cadmium, Copper, Iron, Lead, Manganese and Zinc in the cephalothorax and abdomen of two species of shrimps (Nematopalaemon hastatus and Farfantepenaeus notialis) in coastal waters of Ondo State, Nigeria were investigated from April, 2014 to March, 2016 using Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer. The metal bioaccumulation level in the shrimps was […]

AGRICULTURAL MARKETING INFORMATION TRANSMISSION CHANNELS TO SMALLHOLDER ARABLE CROP FARMERS IN IMO STATE, NIGERIA

Abstract The utmost barrier to agricultural production in Nigeria is not absence of recommended practices, but inability of service providers to transmit relevant technologies through information channels available and adaptable to the local situations of end-users. This study therefore assessed agricultural marketing information transmission channels to smallholder arable crop farmers in Imo State, Nigeria. Specifically, […]

MODELLING OF THE TEMPERATURE-HUMIDITY INDEX (THI) AND VENTILATION PATTERNS IN THE RABBITS’ PENS

Abstract The research developed a model for the prediction of the Temperature-Humidity Index (THI) inside the rabbits’ pen resulting from combined effects of ventilation openings and building orientations on the performance of rabbit does.Three factors were considered in the study, namely; different seasons of the year (dry and rainy seasons),   building orientations (45o and 90o […]

THE In Vitro INHIBITION OF Macrophomina AND Lasiodiplodia SPECIES USING THREE MEDICINAL PLANT EXTRACTS

Abstract This study was, undertaken to investigate the in vitro anti-fungal activities of ethanol extracts of three medicinal plants (Azadirachta indica, Chromolaena odorata and Zanthoxylum zanthoxyloides) against Macrophomina phaseolina and Lasiodiplodia theobromae isolated from Jatropha curcas. Antifungal bioassays using pour plate method were carried out by using leaf extracts of 10, 20, 30, 40 and […]

EFFECTS OF NATURAL GROWTH HORMONES ON THE VEGETATIVE PROPAGATION OF Treculia africana A. Trecul.

Abstract Phytohormones have been found to be a reliable growth enhancer. This study therefore investigated the potentials of natural plant hormones on the rooting and survival ability of the species. The cuttings of T. africana were set in sixteen germination trays containing sterilized river with 3 replicates. The experiment had fifteen treatments and one control […]

EFFECT OF DEPTHS OF TILLAGE ON SELECTED MORPHOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS, YIELD AND YIELD COMPONENTS OF YELLOW MAIZE (Zea mays) HYBRIDS

Abstract Ploughing and sowing depths may not only be responsible for good emergence of seed but could also be responsible for stronger stalk and stem girth, it is therefore necessary to investigate effect of depths of tillage on some yield and yield components of yellow maize (Zea mays) hybrids. The land was divided into eighteen […]