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. […]

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 […]

EFFECTS OF FLOOD ON RURAL HOUSEHOLD LIVELIHOOD ACTIVITIES IN KANO STATE, NIGERIA

Abstract Floods are natural events with negative economic and social consequences. This study assessed the effects of flood on rural household livelihood activities in Fagge Local Government Area (LGA) of Kano State. The objectives were to describe the socio-economic characteristics, find out the livelihood activities, assess the causes and effects of flood and describe the […]

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 […]

INCIDENCE ANDLANDUSE CHARACTERISTICS OF PETROL FILLING STATIONS IN OGBOMOSO TOWNSHIP, NIGERIA

Abstract The continual increase in the incidence of Petrol Filling Stations (PFSs) in Nigerian urban centers, and its intrusion of into residential and commercial hubs requires the intervention of landuse planning. It is against this background that this study investigates the incidence and landuse characteristics of PFSs in Ogbomoso Township. To achieve this, an inventory […]

SOCIAL IMPACT OF GULLY EROSION ON THE RESIDENTS OF KURMIN GWARI SETTLEMENT, KADUNA STATE

Abstract Soil erosion increment results in an unsustainable development of the living standard of the people. Sustainable development is the positive socio-economic change that does not undermine the ecological and social systems upon which communities and social systems are dependent. The aim of this study is to assess the impact of gully erosion on the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]