ASSESSMENT OF HEAVY METAL CONTAMINATION IN PLANT SAMPLES OF OLD OYO NATIONAL PARK, SOUTHWEST, NIGERIA: A BASELINE STUDY

Abstract Heavy metal contamination may alter the chemical composition of plants with consequent effect on their growth and possible transmission of potential toxic metals to animals and humans along the food chain. The study was carried out to quantitatively assess the levels of heavy metals in plant species in Old Oyo National Park, Southwest, Nigeria. […]

PERCEPTION AND BENEFITS OF HERBAL MEDICINE AMONG ADULTS RESIDENTS IN IBADAN METROPOLIS, OYO STATE NIGERIA

Abstract This study examines the perception and benefits of herbal medicine among adults in Ibadan Metropolis, Oyo State. Random sampling technique was used to select 200 respondents from five urban Local Governments areas out of the eleven Local Government areas in the study area. Data were collected through the administration of structured questionnaires. Both descriptive […]

NUTRIENT QUALITIES OF SELECTED BUSHMEAT IN NEW BUSSA AND ITS ENVIRONS, NIGERIA

Abstract This study assessed the nutritional qualities of selected bushmeats in New Bussa and its environs to advocate for their potential domestication through ranching because of the prospective impact on food security.Meat samples of dried Kobus kob (Kob), Sylvicapra grimmia (Duiker) and Tragelaphus scriptus (Bush buck) were identified and collected from hunters in the study […]

OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH HAZARDS ASSOCIATED WITH REHABILITATION OF SEWER RETICULATION PLANTS; A CASE OF DRAWCARD CONSTRUCTION COMPANY SITES IN REDCLIFF, ZIMBABWE

Abstract This research examined the occupational safety and health hazards associated with rehabilitating sewer reticulation plants at Drawcard Construction Company sites in Redcliff, Zimbabwe. The study used a descriptive research design which triangulated both quantitative and qualitative approaches. Questionnaires, interviews and field observations were used to gather primary data on occupational safety and health hazards […]

HEADWATER STREAMS AND VALUES OF BIO-ASSESSMENT FOR SUSTAINABLE RIVER MANAGEMENT IN HIGHLANDS OF ETHIOPIA

Abstract Headwater streams are important component of riverine ecosystem comprising the majority of the catchment area. These streams are densely networked in the highlands of Ethiopian river basins. Organic and inorganic materials and invertebrates are transported from the headwater streams and they have potential effect on downstream river habitat, water quality and living organisms. In […]

RATE, CAUSES AND IMPACT OF DEFORESTATION IN BORGU LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF NIGER STATE, NIGERIA

Abstract This study assessed the rate, causes and impacts of deforestation on socio-economic development of selected communities in Borgu local government of Niger state, Nigeria. Data were collected using structured questionnaire from one hundred respondents in five communities in Borgu local government area. Data collected were analyzed using descriptive statistics. The findings show that female […]

TRAINING NEEDS OF FISH FARMERS IN ENUGU STATE, NIGERIA: IMPLICATIONS FOR EFFICIENT MANAGEMENT PRACTICES

Abstract This study examined the training needs of fish farmers in Enugu State, Nigeria with a view to determining the implications on effective management practices. Purposeful and simple random sampling techniques were used to select 120 from three local government areas with the use of structured questionnaire and interview schedule Data collected were analyzed using […]

COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF STATUS OF URBAN AGRICULTURE IN EDO AND OYO STATES, NIGERIA

Abstract Growing population and increasing urbanisation is one of the biggest challenges of the next decade in terms of food production and consumption. The study assessed the status of urban agriculture in six cities by examining the farm characteristics and motivating factors associated with farmers’ involvement in urban agriculture. Multistage sampling technique was used to […]