IMPROPER MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL AND THE ENVIRONMENT IN URBAN ZIMBABWE: A CASE OF MASVINGO CITY

Abstract This study was conducted with the objective of examining environmental risks associated with improper municipal solid waste disposal (MSWD) in Masvingo City. A sample of 406 residents and key informants was used. Residents were from high-density, medium-density and low-density suburbs while key informants were city council formal waste workers and Environmental Management Agency workers. […]

HUMAN HEALTH AND ECOLOGICAL RISKS OF SOME HEAVY METALS IN Sarotherodon melanotheron FROM A TROPICAL LAGOON

Abstract Increasing contamination of aquatic environment as a result of indiscriminate discharge of solid wastes and effluents has become a global issue of environmental concern. There are harmful substances contained in the wastes and effluents which create a major problem on the quality of the Nigerian coastal water. This study evaluated the human health and […]

MODELLING PM2.5 SPATIO-TEMPORAL VARIATIONS OVER SELECTED CITIES OF NIGER DELTA REGION, NIGERIA

Abstract Fine particulate matter PM2.5 has attracted much attention both scientific and public, due to its effects on human health. This study used remotely sensed PM2.5 to model the spatial and temporal variation of PM2.5 concentrations across the cities of the Niger delta region of Nigeria. Aerosol Optical Depth (AOD) PM2.5 data for this study […]

WHEAT, MUSTARD AND BARLEY CULTIVATING MARGINALIZED FARMERS’ CLIMATE CHANGE PERCEPTIONS, IMPACTS AND ADAPTATION STRATEGIES IN ALWAR AND JHUNJHUNUN DISTRICTS, RAJASTHAN, INDIA

Abstract This study aims to assess wheat, mustard, and barley cultivating marginalized farmers’ (landholding ≤1 hectare) climate change perceptions, impacts, and adaptation strategies in Alwar and Jhunjhunun districts of Rajasthan, India. Purposive sampling of 50 marginal farmers was carried out in winter 2020. A specially designed, developed and pre-tested questionnaire was used as a tool […]

DETERMINANTS OF PRODUCTIVITY AMONG BENEFICIARIES AND NON- BENEFICIARIES FARMERS OF THIRD NATIONAL FADAMA DEVELOPMENT PROJECT IN KADUNA NORTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF KADUNA STATE, NIGERIA

Abstract The National Fadama Development Project (NFDP) is a project of the Federal Government of Nigeria through the pooled World Bank Loan. The project aims at boosting incremental food production and the standard of living of the beneficiaries. The studies access the determinants of productivity among beneficiaries and non- beneficiaries of Fadama III project in […]

TRANSPORTATION CHALLENGES IN THE PERI-URBAN AREAS OF ONA-ARA LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN IBADAN, OYO STATE

Abstract The developing countries of the world are challenged by provision of affordable, efficient transport infrastructures to facilitate the movement of peri-urban residents to the city centres. This situation is further compounded by the public constrained budget and level of poverty. It is against this that the study examined transportation challenges in the peri-urban areas […]

IMPACT OF MONA MONKEYS ON PLANTAIN FARMS IN AFIJIO LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS OF OYO STATE, NIGERIA

Abstract This study examines the impact of Mona monkeys (Cercopithecus mona) raiding plantain (Musa paradisiaca) farms in Afijio Local Government Area of Oyo State, Nigeria. Three towns were purposively selected for the study. Data was collected using in-depth interview by participatory rural approach methods with owners of farms frequently raided by the monkeys in the […]

CONSERVATION EDUCATION IN SCHOOLS OF SELECTED COMMUNITIES AROUND OYO NATIONAL PARK

Abstract This study examines the level of conservation education in schools within selected communities surrounding the Old Oyo National Park. Multi-stage sampling technique was employed. Seven local communities were randomly sampled, in which 17 schools were purposively selected for the study based on their accessibility. Stratified sampling method was used to select the teachers and […]

ASSESSMENT OF FLOOD VULNERABILITY IN YENAGOA, BAYELSA STATE, NIGERIA

Abstract This study investigated the assessment of flood vulnerability in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, Nigeria. Multistage sampling and simple random sampling techniques provided the sampling framework for administration of 400 questionnaires across the entire sampling/spatial unit. Descriptive statistics, 5-points and 3-points Likert scale framework were deployed in data analyses and presentation. The study found that inadequate […]

COST AND RETURN STRUCTURE OF POULTRY EGG PRODUCTION IN EGBA DIVISION OF OGUN STATE

Abstract The study investigated the cost and benefit structure of poultry egg production in Egba Division of Ogun State, Nigeria. A total of eighty (80) respondents were randomly selected and interviewed through structured questionnaires. The study looked at the socio-economic characteristics of poultry eggs farmers, the costs and returns of poultry egg enterprises, examined the […]