Research Papers/Topics in Forestry And Environmental Management

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...

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...

WASTE MANAGEMENT PRACTICES IN SUNYANI MUNICIPALITY

ABSTRACTThe study sought to survey waste management practices in Sunyani municipality. Some of the specific objectives of the study were to: assess the nature of waste generated in the Municipality, the pattern of waste disposal in the Municipality, assess the waste disposal practices used in the study area and establish the willingness of the polluter pay system. Two broad types of data, the secondary and primary data were used in the study. Interviews and personal observations were also use...

WASTE MANAGEMENT PRACTICES IN SUNYANI MUNICIPALITY, BRONG AHAFO REGION – GHANA

ABSTRACTThe study sought to survey waste management practices in Sunyani municipality. Some of the specific objectives of the study were to: assess the nature of waste generated in the Municipality, the pattern of waste disposal in the Municipality, assess the waste disposal practices used in the study area and establish the willingness of the polluter pay system. Two broad types of data, the secondary and primary data were used in the study. Interviews and personal observations were also use...

CAUSES AND EFFECTS OF INDISCRIMINATE WASTE DISPOSAL: THE CASE OF TEMA METROPOLIS

ABSTRACT Causes and effects of indiscriminate waste disposal within the Tema Metropolitan Assembly area is the topic of study. What prompted the study has been the realization of generally poor state of sanitation within the municipality. The objective of the study therefore was to examine the causes and effects of indiscriminate waste disposal in the Tema Metropolis. The descriptive survey design was adopted for the study with its population being all residents of Tema aged 15 years...

Determinants of Household Participation in Rural Water Supply Delivery in West Mamprusi District, Northern Region

ABSTRACT The study sought to assess the determinants of household participation in the operation and maintenance of boreholes provided by World Vision Ghana (WVG) in the overseas area of the West Mamprusi District in the Northern Region. The study was carried out in three communities namely, Loagri No.1, Yagba and Kubori with populations ranging from 500 to 900 people, which have been provided with more than 4 boreholes since the inception of the project in the overseas area of the dis...

Effects of Human Encroachment on Wetlands in Ghana: The Case of Sakumono Ramsar Site

ABSTRACT The study set out to examine the effects of human encroachment on the Sakumo Ramsar Site. Descriptive and cross-sectional designs were employed to study 102 household heads from Lahibi, Sakumono, Klagon and Tema, as well as the Director of the Wildlife Department. Interview schedules were used to collect quantitative data from household heads, while interview guide was used to solicit qualitative data from the Director of the Wildlife Department. The quantitative data were ana...

SURFACE MINING AND COMMUNITY LIVELIHOOD: THE CASE OF TEBEREBIE ELECTORAL AREA OF WASSA WEST DISTRICT OF GHANA

ABSTRACT Mining is assuming importance in the economies of mineral-endowed developing nations. These countries have developed new minerals and mining codes to attract Foreign Direct Investment on a massive scale. The benefits and costs of mining have become a contentious issue. The study assessed the implication of mining on the livelihood of the communities affected by mining within the Teberebie Electoral Area of Wassa West District of Ghana based on the concept of sustainable develo...

TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE SYSTEMS IN AGRICULTURAL FORMS IN THE AKYEM AWISA AREA OF THE BIRIM SOUTH DISTRICT

ABSTRACT Societies have for many years been governed by norms, values, beliefs and sanctions that are seen from a holistic standpoint as culture. Ghana has several cultures but how these impact on development with reference to harnessing the traditional knowledge systems (TKS) inherent in them to affect agricultural forms remain unanswered. This study looks at how the socio-cultural beliefs and traditional knowledge systems affect the achievement of sustainable development in the rural...

EFFECTS OF THE AKOSOMBO AND KPONG POWER SCHEMES ON SIX SELECTED MAFI-COMMUNITIES IN THE VOLTA REGION

ABSTRACT This study sought to assess the effects of Akosombo and Kpong hydroelectric power projects on the lives of people and the natural environment in six Mafi communities within the Lower Volta Basin in the Volta Region. Systematic sampling technique was adopted to select one hundred and twenty (120) resident household heads for interview in the six study communities. Questionnaires were also administered to Environment and Community Development Officers of Volta River Authority (V...

Solid Waste Management Practices in the Cape Coast Metropolis

ABSTRACT This work examines solid waste management practices and the underlying factors responsible for the state of environmental sanitation in the Cape Coast Metropolis. In all, 240 respondents were targeted for the study. These included opinion leaders, as well as other residents of the metropolis. Multi-stage sampling procedures were applied to generate the sample for the study. The main tools employed in gathering the data were well structured questionnaires and personal observa...

Environmental Education in Senior Secondary Schools in the Sunyani Municipality

ABSTRACT Concerns have been raised in recent times concerning the. negative attitude of Ghanaians towards the environment. In spite of efforts being made to change behaviour, very little seems to have been achieved. All over the world, the most powerful tool, whi~h is used to surmount environmental problems is Environmental Education (EE). EE has been made part of the Senior Secondary School curriculum in Ghana. One would wonder the benefits of EE if environmental problems keep rising ...

HEALTH IMPLICATIONS OF GOLD MINING FOR MINE WORKERS IN OBUASI

ABSTRACT The increased trend of health problems in the extractive industries includina aold minina has been a maJ'or concern in recent times. Communities, 00 0 workers, NGOs and government agencies have been looking at the best ways to reduce these unfortunate incidents to a minimum. This study was conducted at the Obuasi Municipality of Ghana, to find out the health implications of gold mining in the areas of common waterrelated diseases and common-air related diseases of Anglogold Ash...


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