POVERTY AND WELFARE STATUS OF URBAN FARMING HOUSEHOLDS IN KADUNA METROPOLIS KADUNA STATE, NIGERIA

Abstract This study examined poverty and welfare status of urban farming households in Kaduna state. Multistage sampling procedure was used to collect data from 272 randomly selected urban households using structured questionnaire. The data was analyzed using descriptive statistics, Foster, Greer and Thorbecke poverty (FGT) index, Gini Coefficients and Tobit regression model. The results show […]

FALL ARMYWORM, Spodoptera frugiperda OUTBREAK IN NIGERIA: IMPACTS AND MANAGEMENT ON MAIZE FIELDS – A REVIEW

Abstract The recent invasion of fall armyworm (FAW, Spodoptera frugiperda) on maize in Africa has threatened food security in Nigeria and across African region.   The arrival of fall armyworm in Nigeria since 2016 has significantly affected maize production and caused severe economic losses to farmers in the country. The spread of FAW in Nigeria cut […]

BUTTERFLY FAUNA OF TADOBA ANDHARI TIGER RESERVE, CHANDRAPUR DISTRICT, CENTRAL INDIA

Abstract Butterfly fauna assessment was carried out in the Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve of Chandrapur district, central India. The field investigations carried out in 2019-2020 revealed 66 species of butterfly fauna from five families. The Nymphalidae was the richest family (n=25, 38%) followed by Lycaenidae (n=15, 23%), Pieridae (n=11, 17%), Papilionidae (n=8, 12%) and Hesperiidae […]

INFLUENCE OF NATURAL GROWTH REGULATORS ON THE GROWTH OF DIFFERENT CULM SIZES OF Bambusa vulgaris (SCHRAD.) J. C WEND

Abstract Exploitation of bamboo for numerous uses keeps on increasing and there have been observation of low percentage survival from culm cuttings propagation. This study therefore investigated effects of Natural Growth Regulators (NGRs) on the growth of different culm sizes of Bambusa vulgaris with aim to enhancing survival and growth of the species with the […]

CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACT ON WATER AVAILABILITY IN UPPER BERNAM RIVER BASIN USING DOWNSCALED GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE MODEL DATA WITH SWAT MODEL

Abstract Many studies indicate that climate change impacts on water availability and extreme events will be on both global and local scales. The humid tropical basin of Upper Bernam River, Malaysia is taken as case study to evaluate the impact of climate change on water availability on local scale by using Downscaled Global Climate Change […]

ANALYSIS OF PRODUCTIVITY OF RICE FARMERS IN NORTH-CENTRAL NIGERIA

Abstract Analysis of productivity of rice farmers in North-Central Nigeria was carried out with the use of secondary data collected from 1992 to 2016 from data banks and Federal Ministry of Agriculture Nigeria. Malmquist Total Factor Productivity Index (MTFPI) using Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA), was used to empirically analyse efficiency change, technical progress and total […]

ASSESSING THE EFFECT OF URBAN GROWTH ON FOREST COVER OF GUGA FOREST RESERVE, GIWA – KADUNA (1986-2019)

Abstract Several factors are responsible for urban growth. Increasing urban employment opportunities is one of the factors. Rural- urban migration coupled with natural increase in population caused by improved living standard, are major causes of rapid growth of cities and towns. Rural poverty, search for better living standards, environmental degradation (deforestation and desertification), inadequate and […]

IRON AND MANGANESE OCCURRENCE AND DISTRIBUTION IN GROUNDWATER SOURCE DEPTHS IN CHANDRAPUR DISTRICT, CENTRAL INDIA

Abstract To assess groundwater iron and manganese occurrence and distribution from the study area 36 sampling locations were identified from the Chandrapur district, central India. The grab sampling method was adopted for groundwater sampling. Heavy metals concentration for iron and manganese were estimated by ICP-OES. Groundwater sources are divided into six levels and heavy metals […]

HOUSING CONDITIONS AND PREVALENCE OF RESPIRATORY DISEASES IN LOW SOCIOECONOMIC DISTRICTS IN PHASE TWO OF FEDERAL CAPITAL CITY, ABUJA

Abstract This paper examined housing conditions and the prevalence of respiratory diseases in three low socioeconomic districts in Abuja. Primary data were acquired through the Multi-Stage sampling technique from three districts namely Mabushi, Utako and Gudu in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The first stage involved the selection of 270 housing units. The second stage […]

IMPACT OF CEMETERY ON PROXIMATE RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY VALUE

Abstract This study examined the probable impact of cemeteries on residential property value. The empirical inquiry aims at determining whether cemetery proximity has any significant bearing on the values of rental homes within its neighbourhood or not. Data was elicited via 150 questionnaires administered on rent paying residents around the neighbourhood of Atan Cemetery in […]