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 […]

A REVIEW ON STATUS AND DETERMINANTS OF HOUSEHOLD FOOD SECURITY IN ETHIOPIA

This review is primarily centred on the causes, status, determinants, and coping mechanism of food insecurity in Ethiopia. Recent studies in Ethiopia shows that, 13% of the rural population (approximately 9.7 million people) were food insecure, 2.7 million children under 5 age were acutely malnourished in 2016. At the outset of 2017, the government of […]

ANALYSIS OF SOYBEAN VALUE CHAIN IN BUNO BEDELE ZONE, SOUTH WESTERN ETHIOPIA

In Bunno Bedelle zone, soybean is a major cash crop which is mainly produced by smallholder farmers. The study was undertaken with the objective of mapping value chain actors, estimating share of actors’ margin, identify major constraints and opportunities and identifying market channel of soybean by smallholder farmers. Multi stage random sampling techniques were employed […]

EVALUATIONS OF INTEGRATED SOIL FERTILITY MANAGEMENT INTERVENTIONS TO ENHANCE CROP PRODUCTIVITY IN THE CENTRAL HIGHLAND OF ETHIOPIA

Soil fertility in Ethiopia has historically been constrained by the lack of an integrated and locally-tailored approach, despite apparent success in individual programs. The experiment has been made at Borodo watershed in the central highland of Ethiopia to evaluate soil fertility through integrated management of available organic and inorganic nutrient sources. Major crops in the […]

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 […]

EFFECT OF SALTING AND Moringa oleifera LEAVES AND SEEDS EXTRACTS ON THE SENSORY AND MICROBIAL LOAD OF AFRICAN RIVER PRAWN (Macrobrachium vollenhovenii)

Abstract The effect of salt and Moringa leaf and seed extracts on the sensory and microbial load of African River Prawn (Macrobrachium vollenhovenii) was investigated. This was carried out using standard procedures. The data obtained was subjected to Analysis of Variance and means were separated using Duncan multiple range test at 5% level of significance. […]

ASSESSMENT OF TECHNICAL EFFICIENCY OF IMPROVED APICULTURE ON POVERTY STATUS OF BEE FARMERS IN ABUJA NIGERIA

Abstract The study was undertaken to assess technical efficiency of improved apiculture on poverty status of bee farmers in Abuja Nigeria. A purposive sampling technique was used to select 140 bee farmers from three area councils of FCT namely, Abaji, Bwari and Kwaliin. The data were analysed using descriptive statistics, stochastic frontier, Pearson correlation and […]