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 […]

EFFECT OF WATER CONTAMINATION WITH USED ENGINE OIL ON GROWTH RATE, NUTRIENT INTAKE AND RUMEN STUDY OF WEST AFRICAN DWARF RAM

Abstract The study was to evaluate the effect of water contamination with used engine oil on growth rate, nutrient intake and rumen study of West African dwarf rams.  Thirty (30) growing West African Dwarf Rams, age range between 14-16 months were randomly assigned into five treatment groups designated T0, T1, T2, T3 and T4 respectively, […]

TECHNICAL EFFICIENCY OF MAIZE FARMERS IN KANO STATE OF NIGERIA USING A DATA ENVELOPMENT ANALYSIS APPROACH

Abstract This study determined technical efficiency among maize farmers in Doguwa Local Government Area (LGA) of Kano State, Nigeria. One hundred and seventy nine maize farmers were sampled using a three stage sampling procedure. Primary data was used with the aid of structured questionnaire. The results were analysed using descriptive statistics and Data Envelopment Analysis […]

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 […]