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GENETIC CHARACTERIZATION AND EARLY LIFE CULTURE PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF FOUR GHANAIAN POPULATIONS OF Tilapia Guineensis (PISCES: CICHLIDAE)

ABSTRACT Genetic characteristics of four populations of the cichlid Tilapia guineensis were studied using allozyme (starch gel) electrophoresis and early life culture performance characterization to generate information on genetic structure and characteristics of major culture performance traits during early life of the species. Samples of the fish populations were collected from three freshwater reservoirs: (i) the Volta reservoir at Kpong, (ii) the Okye-Aminsa reservoir at Akotogua and (iii...

Adoption Of Animal Traction Technology in The Builsa District Of Upper East Region Of Ghana

ABSTRACT  The Builsa district is a peasant farming community. It had a problem of recurrent food shortage. The use of animal traction was one of the suggested solutions to this problem, hence its introduction in 1937. Reports suggested its low adoption. The study was to verify the veracity and the causes of the low adoption. A conceptual framework was developed. The concepts include: the farmers' sieve system, characteristics of animal traction technology and environmental influences. Adopti...

Genetic Variation In Height And Diameter Of Tamarack (Larix Laricind) And Their Correlation With Syllepsis

ABSTRACT Bayor, H. 1996. Genetic variation in height and diameter of tamarack ( Larix laricina (Du Roi) K. Koch) and their correlation with syllepsis. 62pp . Advisor. Dr. R. E. Farmer. Key words: Broad sense heritability, genetic correlation, age-age correlation, tamarack, Larix Laricina (Du Roi) K. Koch, syllepsis. The broad sense heritability of total height, annual height increment, diameter, volume index and syllepsis of 11 provenances of tamarack in northwestern Ontario were examined. Ge...

Some Functional Properties Of Selected Ghanaian Cereals And Legumes

ABSTRACT This study was designed to examine'the functional properties of whole flours and starches of sorghum, millet, cowpea and bambara nuts from Ghana as well as Canadian wljeart. Functional properties tested on starches were the gelatinization temperature and range, and swelling and solubility patterns. The basic chemical analysis of flours determined and the functional properties tested were viscosity characteristics, gel strength and retrogradation tendency of flour gels. Gelatinization...

Technical Efficiency Analysis Of Groundnut Production in Ghana: A Bayesian Approach

ABSTRACT  Groundnut has been identified as the most important leguminous crop in Ghana both in terms of volume of production and export. Its production has faced numerous challenges over the past decades in Ghana as the productivity of groundnut continues to decline despite the abundant resources that support its growth. The question is, what then is responsible for the declining productivity levels of groundnut in Ghana? The study sought to estimate the productivity levels and technical eff...

Factors Influencing Women Farmers Participation in Extension Activities in Savelugu/Nanton And Tamale Districts Northern Region Ghana

ABSTRACT  The important contribution of Women in the Northern Region of Ghana to Agricultural Production, processing and marketing cannot be overlooked. Available data and personal observation show that women do most of the work on the farm. Women in direct food production either help their husbands on the farm or are themselves owners of farms. Farm activities (such as planting, weeding, fertilizer application, threshing and storage) are done by women. In addition, they are responsible for ...

Pathogenesis Of Endemic Burkitt's Lymphoma: The Role Of T-Cell Responses

Abstract  The mechanisms underlying the deficiency in cellular immunity to eBL and its development have not been conclusively investigated. This study sought to examine T cell phenotypes and responses in eBL. Participants recruited for this study included; 19 healthy controls, 21 eBL patients and 26 malaria patients, PBMCs were isolated from peripheral blood samples collected from participants and combinations of T-cell subset, activation marker (CD25, CD69, CD95, HLA-DR), IFN-γ-, IL-4- or ...

Comparison Of Extension Delivery Systems Available To Farmers Of The Ministry Of Agriculture And Ghana Tobacco Company Limited At Wenchi And Ejura Districts in Ghana

ABSTRACT This study attempted to compare and contrast the effectiveness of the extension delivery systems available to farmers and staff of two agricultural institutions namely:- The Ministry of Agriculture (Government controlled and financed) and the Ghana Tobacco Company limited (a private participation). Specifically^ the study was designed to determines (1) The extension teaching methods used by the two organizations. (2 ) Farmers source of farm information. (3) The degree of contact betw...

Recent Advances in The Application Of Biotechnology in Animal Nutrition

ABSTRACT  Biotechnology is the use of biological processes, organisms, or systems to manufacture products intended to improve plants and animals for human use. Recently, there are wide potential applications of biotechnology in the field of animal production to increase the productivity of animals through better plane of nutrition, better production and improved health conditions. Hence this long essay was undertaken to review current techniques used in animal biotechnology with emphasis on ...

Adoption Of Improved Maize Technologies And Maize Yield in The Kwahu Afram Plains North District

ABSTRACT  The study focuses on improved maize technology adoption and maize yield in the Kwahu Afram Plains North District. Specifically, the study seeks to assess the maize farmers‟ awareness level on improved maize technologies and this was analyzed with simple descriptive statistics. The two-mean comparison test was used to analyze maize yield difference between non- adopters and adopters of improved maize technologies and constraints to improved maize technology adoption were identifie...

Maize Production Technology in GHANA: A Case Study Of Maize Farmers in Some Areas Of Fanteakwa And East Akim Districts.

ABSTRACT  The task of agricultural extension in Africa will for some time be mainly concerned with the transfer of agricultural technologies to farmers, This is because of the pressure on farmers to increase food production rapidly to match population increases and Agricultural Extension Services' belief that improved food production technologies do exist which, if adopted by the farmers, would significantly increase their food production from the present levels. Farmers' participation with ...

Modulation Promiscuity Of Soybean Genotypes.

ABSTRACT The objective o f the study was to obtain information on the existence o f Bradyrhizobium japonicum strains in Ghanaian soils, evaluate their effectiveness with the view to improving nodulation, nitrogen fixation and yield potential o f soybean. Eight soil series were screened for nodulation capabilities of soybean using six cultivars (four promiscuous and two non-promiscuous). The soils were Adenta, Akuse, Anyinase and Bekwai; the rest were Hatso, Nyigbenya, Nzima and Toje. Four cul...

Evaluation Of Tetrapleura Tetraptera (‘Prekese’) Extract On The Sensory Characteristics And Microbial Quality Of Fresh Pork Sausage.

ABSTRACT The effect of varying concentrations of essential oil (EO) extracts from T. tetraptera pods on the sensory characteristics and microbial quality of fresh pork sausages were evaluated. Gas chromatography-mass spectrophotometry (GC-MS) analysis of the extract revealed thirty-two (32) chemical compounds which included organic acids, phenols and alcohols, including eugenol. Sausages were prepared from de-boned ham, divided into four batches and mixed with black pepper and garlic (0.5% ea...

Impact Of Agricultural Development Bank Credit Facility On Small Scale Agro-Processors And Outgrower Farmers: A Case Study In The Twifo Hemang Lower Denkyira And Abura Asebu Kwamankese Di

ABSTRACT The role of micro- finance in the livelihood improvement cannot be over emphasized. Agricultural Development Bank (ADB) credit to agro-processing farmers in the Central Region has increased and aims at increasing economic opportunities for commercial agro-processing farmers. As an agricultural country different types of crops and fruits are produced here. There is enough scope for export of these items through processing mechanism and value addition. Currently, there is no empirica...

Perception Of Women On Ngos Poverty Reduction Intervention Programmes And Its Influence On Their Livelihoods In The Kumasi Metropolis

ABSTRACT This study examined women’s perception of NGOs poverty reduction intervention programmes on their livelihoods. It attempted to compile data on types of intervention and the effects of poverty reduction on such variables as healthcare, feeding, income levels before and after the intervention programmes. Data for the study was obtained from respondents using validated questionnaires. In all, 150 questionnaires were prepared and administered to a purposive sample whose names were ob...


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