Research Papers/Topics in Forestry And Environmental Management

Farmers’ Perception On The Impact Of Climate Change On Farming Activities In Dandume Local Government Area Of Katsina State, Nigeria

ABSTRACTThis study on the impacts of climate change on farming activities was conducted in Dandume Local Government Area of Kastina State. To capture data on the impact of climate change on farming activities based on the perceptions of the farmers, 150 questionnaires were administered and retrieved. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics (percentage, bar chart, etc.). About 57.33% of the respondents percept that, there was increase in rainfall while 20% of the respondents believ...

The Effects of Poultry Manure and Inorganic Fertilizer (NPK 27:13:13) Application on Vegetation Development at Two Abandoned Sites of the Federal University of Agriculture, Umudike

TABLE. CF COiTENTSPagesTitle pageDedicationCertification Acknowledgement Table of Contents List of Symbols and AbbreviationsList of Tables and Plates AbstractCHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION1.1. Background of Study1,2 Statement of Problem1.3 Objectives of Study1.4 JustIficationCHAPTER TWO: LITERATURE REVIEW2.1 Ecology and Value of Vegetation C2.2 The Role oF Inorganic Fertiliser and poultry manure on plant yield2.3 Tillage, Organic Matter and Crop ResiduesImportance in Fertilizer...

Analysis Of Trends In Forest Charges And Government Expenditure On Forestry In Africa A Thematic Study

ABSTRACTThis work is one of the studies commissioned by the EC-FAO Partnership programme on sustainable forest management in African ACP countries to investigate the impacts of fiscal policies on sustainable forest management in Africa. Its main purpose is to evaluate in quantitative terms the forestry fiscal policies in Africa, by examining the factors that might explain the different levels of charge collection and expenditure on forestry in different countries in Africa.Seventeen countries...

Response Of Soyabean (Glycine Max (L.) Merill) To Integrated Weed Management In A Forest-Savanna Transition Ecosystem In Oyo State, Nigeria

ABSTRACTWeed infestation of soyabean field causes 65% yield reduction in the forestsavannatransition ecosystem of Nigeria. Single weed control method is often lesseffective. However, Integrated Weed Management (IWM), will ensure more effectiveand environment friendly control. There is little information on IWM applicationon soyabean field. This study was therefore aimed at investigating response ofsoyabean to IWM.Field study was carried out in the 2008 and 2009 planting seasons to assesthe ef...

Growth Response Of Three Indigenous Tree Species To Hormone And Salt Stress In Sokoto Nigeria

ABSTRACT Seeds of three forest tree species namely Acacia senegal (L.) Willd, Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Delile and Parkia biglobosa (Jacq.) were used to investigate the effect of different salinity (NaCl) and auxin (IAA) concentrations on germination percentage, stem height growth, collar diameter study and Relative Growth Rate (RGR). A factorial experiment in a completely randomised design was employed. 90 seedlings of the tree species were randomly divided into six treatment groups o...

HOUSEHOLD COPING STRATEGIES FOR DOMESTIC ENERGY PRICE CHANGES IN NORTHEASTERN NIGERIA

In Nigeria, high cost of Domestic Energy (DE) has put untold hardship on households. Coping strategy is therefore imperative to meet household domestic cooking and heating needs. Investigating evolving strategies would better inform DE experts and policy makers. This study was therefore designed to investigate strategies devised by households in Northeastern Nigeria for coping with the escalating prices of DE. The domestic energy types considered in the study include Lique...

Residents’ Perceptions And Attitudes Towards Urban Solid Waste Management In The Berekum Municipality

ABSTRACTSolid waste management has become a daunting task for local governmentauthorities who seem to lack the capability to deal with the escalating wastesituation. Meanwhile, the design and implementation of municipal solid wastemanagement systems require adequate analysis of existing behaviour patterns ofkey stakeholders, including their attitudes, perceptions, and values. The studytherefore sought to investigate residents’ perceptions and attitudes towards urbansolid waste management in...

Solid Waste Management In The Asokwa Sub-Metropolis In The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly Area

ABSTRACTThe importance of proper solid waste disposal cannot be underestimated since the health implications of poor waste disposal impact negatively on the health of households. It was on the basis of this assertion that an evaluation was conducted into the solid waste management practices within the Asokwa Sub-Metropolis in the Kumasi Metropolitan area. The population for the study was residents of the suburbs in the sub-metropolis. A sample of 160 respondents was selected randomly from Gyi...

CONFLICTS BETWEEN FORESTRY AND AGRICULTURAL LAND – USES IN OGUN STATE

Clash of interests between custodians of government Forest Reserves (FRs) in Ogun State and farmers operating within them, often results in conflicts causing disruption of socio-economic activities and sometimes loss of lives. Information on the causes and effects of these clashes would better inform policy makers and forestry professionals on workable and sustainable land-use practice. Therefore, factors responsible for such conflicts and their effects were investiga...

Economics Of Integrated Fish Cum Rice And Poultry Production

ABSTRACTIntegrated aquaculture is the concurrent production of fish and other agricultural activities, with the main objective of optimizing the productivity of water, land and the associated resources (Gomez 201 l).The basic principle of integrating aquaculture with agriculture is to ensure maximum on-farm resource-use and productivity. Thus the system is knowledge-intensive, and a holistic approach that integrates numerous component and technologies within systems management (Jahan et....

Agricultural Productivity Under Taungya And Non-Taungya Land-Use Options: A Case Study Of Vandeikya Local Government Area, Benue State, Nigeria

ABSTRACTTaungya farming is a special arrangement between the forestry department and farmers, which combines the production of both arable and forest tree crops simultaneously on a piece of land. The practice was adopted in Vandeikya Local Government area of Benue State Nigeria, in mid 1950s up to 2000. This study evaluated the method as an option for food and fiber production compared to the traditional farming and forest management practices. Using Stratified random sampling, two sets o...

Conflicts, Politics, And Policies Of Multiple And Competitive Uses Of Mangroves And Wetland Resources

Abstract The livelihoods of coastal populations of sub-Saharan Africa depend heavily on access to mangroves and wetland resources. However, with high populations, rapid urban growth and a high dependency, pressures on mangroves and other wetland resources have continued to soar. Thus, there is concern that the long-term values of intact and functioning mangrove ecosystems are not being recognized in current policy decisions, where short-term gains resulting in loss of the ecosystem are ...

Socio-Economic Factors Influencing Peoples' Participation In Forest Management In Benue-Plateau Region, Nigeria

ABSTRACTSocio-economic variables of respondents from Benue-Plateau region of North-Central Nigeria were studied to determine their possible influence 011 participation in Forest Management. Multistage random sampling technique was employed for the selection of 460 respondents living in and around communal forest areas for questionnaire interview and 240 participants for focus group discussion. 111 addition, in-depth interviews were held with Directors of Forestry in each State. Data gen...

An Assessment Of The Forest Regeneration Potential Of The Taungya System Of Farming In Oyo State, South-Western Nigeria

ABSTRACTBalancing forest regeneration and meeting food and fibre needs of Nigeria’s ever-increasing population challenges is imperative to her sustainable development. Two methods of artificial forest regeneration practiced in Oyo State, Nigeria to meet these challenges are direct planting and taungya systems. This paper reports the performance of the taungya system of forest regeneration in Osho Forest Reserve, Oyo State, Nigeria with a view to harnessing information for informed and e...

Wood Energy Production Efficiency In Akinyele Local Government Area Of Oyo State

ABSTRACTA study was carried out to determine the efficiency of wood energy production in Akinyele Local Government of Oyo State. Ten fuelwood and jive charcoal wood species were selected as samples using availability as criterion. Energy parameters including moisture, ash and energy contents, and density of the samples were determined. The earth kiln system of charcoal production was used 10 determine the efficiency of the charcoal production method. Data analysis was carried out using a ...


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