Research Papers/Topics in Geography And Environmetal Studies

The Effect Of Climate Variability On Crop Production In Makurdi Local Government Area, Benue State

ABSTRACTThe study was conducted to determine the relationship between climatic variation andagricultural production as well as to identify their impact in Makurdi Local GovernmentArea. The research went further to determine effective weather for livestock production inFiidi, Wailomayo, Wadata, agan, Bar, Mbalagh, market Clark, modern market, NorthBank1, Northbank II and Mission Wards which constitute the study area.The result shows that there is marked inter annual variations in the rainfall ...

Suit Ability Analysis For Solid Waste Landfill In A Geospatial Technological Environment For Ibadan Metropolis, Oyo State, Nigeria

ABSTRACT.Municipal solid waste landfill is an important part of the urban infrastructure that ensures theprotection of environment and human health. Landfill selection problem for municipal solidwaste involves many factors, criteria and regulations. The aim of this study is to access suitablesite for an engineered solid waste landfill, ·with specific objectives of site determination based onUNEP criteria and carrying out both geophysical and geotechnical evaluation of the site. Thestudy area...

Application of Geographic Information System in Utility Management; A Case Study of New Haven Water Distribution Management

ABSTRACT The need for accurate positions of facilities beneath earth’s surface can never be overemphasized. Detail survey which seeks to record the finished or the existing planimetric features in a piece of land has been utilized over the years for several purposes. The purpose of this study is to map sub – surface water pipelines at New Haven, Enugu North Local Government Area, Enugu State using modern survey techniques. This survey was required for the purposes of knowing the ...

Influence Of Inter-Annual Rainfall Variability On Yam Yield In Lafia LGA Of Nasarawa State.

ABSTRACT This study soughUt the influence of inter-annual rainfall variability on yam yield in Lafia LGA of N 2te. The following objectives were set in order to achieve the aim; to determ i ne the railility in the study area, to determine the yam yield trend in the study area and to dete~elationship between rainfall variability and yam yield trend in the study area_ YarrVortant crop in the study area and the changing pattern of rainfall necessitated the ie study. Secondary source of dat...

Impacts of Solid Wastes Usage as an Alternative to Fertilizer on Maize Production in Pyasaka District, Abuja

ABSTRACT This study was conducted with the aim of experimenting the soil nutrient status and yield content of maize grain harvested from farmland enriched with solid waste, mmeral fertilizer (NPK) and control site respectively, in Pyakasa District, FCT, Abuja. Three randomized blocks of 50m2 in size, with three treatments and three repetitions, each was conducted. N- P- K fertilizer rates: 44- 15- 17 .5 (standard fertilizer recommendation for maize) was applied at block 'A,' while block ...

Impact of Slums on Value of Residential Properties in Jahi District of FCT, Abuja

ABSTRACT Slums are residents for the lower income. earners, situated in proximity to the urban residents. These slums further poses some major challenges to well planned estates and housing units; such as air pollutions, habitations for criminals, flooding and reduce the values landed property around the area, which makes life uncomfortable for residential users . It is to this end that this study seeks to examine the impacts of slums on value of residential properties around Jall.j D...

Irrigation Agriculture And Poverty Allevaition in Gwagwalada, Federal Capital Territory, Abuja

ABSTRACT '• The study examined The irrigated agriculture as a means of poverty alleviation in Pa ikon Kore, Iowa and Rafin Zurfi community in Gwagwalada area council of Federal Capital Territory - Abuja a. The study explores the conceptual and theoretical issues involved in irrigation impacts and their distribution across Locations and their implication for equity and poverty reduction strategies in an irrigation system. · It was conceived in three broad objectives namely (i) Iden...

THE EFFECT OF CLIMATE VARIABILITY ON CROP PRODUCTION IN MAKURDI LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, BENUE STATE

The study was conducted to determine the relationship between climatic variation and agricultural production as well as to identify their impact in Makurdi Local Government Area. The research went further to determine effective weather for livestock production in Fiidi, Wailomayo, Wadata, agan, Bar, Mbalagh, market Clark, modern market, NorthBank 1, Northbank II and Mission Wards which constitute the study area. The result shows that there is marked inter annual varia...

WATER DEFICIENCY AND jGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT IN THE KETA DISTRICT OF GHANA

ABSTRACTAgriculture is the backbone of most African countries. In Ghana it contributesimmensely to the gross domestic product and it employs about 60% of the Country’slabour force, however the agricultural sector in the country is underdeveloped and mainlyrain fed. Hence variability of rainfall affects crop production in the country.In spite of the variability of rainfall in the country and as a matter of fact, in the KetaDistrict, farmers have resorted to some coping and adaptive strategie...

Small Scale Mining Operations and Their Effects in the East Akim Municipal Assembly

ABSTRACTSmall-scale mining has gained much recognition throughout the world. In Ghana it employs thousands of people and affects the livelihoods of many households located within the catchment areas of the mines. The study examined small-scale mining operations and their effects on the livelihoods of people the East Akim Municipal Assembly. In addition, the coping strategies adapted by affected individuals were also indentified. Four communities within the municipality were selected for the s...

URBAN GROWTH AND ACCESS TO HEALTH FACILITIES IN ACCRA METROPOLITAN AREA

ABSTRACTGhana, for the last two decades, has been experiencing tremendous surge in urbanization.It is an over simplification to assert that even though in terms of proportions the countryis still predominantly rural, its very large total population make the urban proportionsizeable. This apparent large urban population living in urban centres of various sizeshave put a tremendous stress on the physical and social infrastructural facilities o f thesecentres.The stress is even precarious in the...

URBAN MINING AS A LIVELIHOOD STRATEGY: THE CASE OF SCRAP METAL TRADE IN TEMA-ASHAIMAN METROPOLIS.

ABSTRACTWith the urbanisation of the world's population proceeding apace and the increasingdemand for metals putting permanent pressure on natural resources, metals havebecome a priority area for decoupling economic growth from resource use andenvironmental degradation. This is imperative if cities are to remain relevant inensuring appropriate levels of supply and reduce the negative environmental footprintsin the quest for global green economy. In that perspective, urban mining has been vita...

CLIMATE CHANGE AND VARIABILITY AND WATER INSECURITY IN THE SUDAN SAVANNAH ZONE OF GHANA: THE CASE OF GARU-TEMPANE

AbstractClimate change and variability has been a major cause of water insecurity in drylands of Africa. This study seeks to understand the dynamics and lived experience of climate-induced water (in) security in four agro-pastoral rural savannah communities in north- eastern Ghana, using mixed methods. The study shows that rainfall and temperature were the two main climatic elements that significantly influenced water security. The study observes a 20C rise in temperature 1983-2013. The shift...

VULNERABILITY TO HYPERTENSION: EXAMINING THE ROLE OF LIFESTYLE AND ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS IN GREATER ACCRA METROPOLITAN AREA (GAMA)

AbstractHypertension has become an issue of public health concern in Ghana like most parts of the world presently. The condition has taken a new trend in prevalence other than what it used to be. In recent time, the available data suggest the disease has been affecting people mostly of low-income communities. Greater Accra Metropolitan Area (GAMA) is a cosmopolitan area,, which encompasses people from diverse backgrounds that makes it ideal for a study of this nature which sought to establish...

LOCAL FARMING SYSTEMS AND FOOD SECURITY IN THE BUILSA AREA OF NORTHERN GHANA

ABSTRACTSocieties are dynamic: so too are the farming systems that provide their food and other needs. The study examines transitions in farming systems and their contribution to food security at the household level. This is important as most people in rural areas rely on farming for their basic needs. These systems are under pressure from both external and internal forces with diverse impacts on food and livelihoods. A mixed-methods approach, which combined a survey with different qualitativ...


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