Research Papers/Topics in Geography And Environmetal Studies

"An Assessment Of Water Quality: The Case Of Millennium Development Goals (Mdg's) Boreholes In Kuje Area Council, Abuja Nigeria.

ABSTRACT This study assessed water quality of MDG's boreholes in Kuje Area Council Abuja with a view to determine its suitability for human consumption, to achieve this, the study embarked on (i) identification of MDGs Boreholes, (ii)physic-biological characteristics and heavy metal concentration of water samples, determination of the quality of the boreholes water samples, (iii) comparison of result obtained in (2) above with WHO Drinking Water Standard, in the study area and value obt...

An Assessment of Family Planning Practice in Bassa Local Government Area of Kogi State

ABSTRACT This study focuses on the assessment of family planning practices in Bassa Local Government Area of Kogi state Nigeria. This is against the background that the study area is a predominantly rural, where little maybe known about fertility behaviour. The aim of the research is to assess the general family planning practice awareness in the area and to help policy makers in evolving practical planning interventions. The study objectives includes the identification the demograp...

The Role Of Non-Timber Forest Products In The Enhancement Of Rural Livelihoods.A Case Of Nyautongi Woodland Management Project, Chirumanzu Districtward 8.

ABSTRACTThe extensive use of biological products from forests has become common in providing critical sources of medicine, food, and fodder and cash income, making dry forests the largest natural supermarket for millions of people in sub Saharan Africa. The study examined the role of Non-Timber Forest Products in the enhancement of rural livelihoods in ward 8 of Chirumanzu District. The study identified and evaluated the role of NTFPs using quantitave and qualitative ...

The Impact Of Mercury Use In The Small-Scale Gold Mining Sector On Women Of Reproductive Age: A Case Study Of Kadoma

Abstract The aim of the study was to analyse the impact of mercury use in the small-scale gold mining sector on women of reproductive age in Kadoma, Zimbabwe. A mixed research design was used for this study, whereby both quantitative and qualitative data collection techniques were applied. Purposive sampling technique was used to determine a cohort of 85 respondents and data was collected through self-administered questionnaires, interviews with key respondents from Small Scale Miner`s ...

Challenges In Sewage Management In Urban Areas Of Zimbabwe. A Case Of Gweru Urban

AbstractThe scope of sewage management has evolved throughout history with changes in the socio-economic conditions, city structures and the environmental concern. The major thrust of this paper is to assess challenges faced in sewage management in urban areas of Zimbabwe using Gweru urban as a case study. The researcher employed cluster sampling to distribute 60 questionnaires in two clusters. In gathering information the researcher used questionnaire, interviews, observations and secondary ...

An Investigation Into The Integration Of Information Communication And Technology In The Teaching And Learning Of Geography In Five Schools In Chitungwiza District

ABSTRACTThe study aimed at investigating the integration of ICT in the teaching and learning of geography. The data used in this research was obtained from one hundred geography students drawn from form twos, four and six, twenty-five geography teachers and five school heads from five schools selected in Chitungwiza district in Harare Metropolitan Province. Data was collected through questionnaires and semi structured interviews. Findings from interviews were presented, analyzed and interpret...

The Role Of Photovoltaic Solar Energy In Enhancing Food Security. The Case Of Pelele Solar Powered Irrigation Scheme In Ward 12 Of Gwanda District

ABSTRACTAccess to reliable and affordable energy is a key lever to enhance sustainable livelihoods and an important prerequisite for agrarian economies in Sub Saharan Africa to address food security challenges faced in the region. Limited and unreliable energy supply mainly from conventional energy sources has been a major impediment to increase agricultural productivity in most irrigation schemes in Zimbabwe. Despite having the best solar radiation levels, little research has been conducted ...

Challenges And Opportunities Associated With Community Participation In Solid Waste Management In Sakubva, Mutare

ABSTRACTThe aim of the study was to analyse the challenges and opportunities of communityparticipation in solid waste management in Sakubva suburb of Mutare. The research wasfundamental since it envisioned unravelling more information in relation to objectives whichincluded interrogation of the level of Sakubva community participation in solid wastemanagement in light of the challenges and opportunities for future waste management,establishing types and amounts of waste generated, determining...

The Determinants of Grapevine Farmers’ Adaptive Capacity to Climate Change in Dodoma-Tanzania

Abstract: The socio-economic livelihoods of grapevine farmers can partly be improved through their ability to avert the impacts ofclimate change circumventing grapevine production. Grapevine farmers’ ability to cope with climate change is determined by theapplication of adaptation strategies which minimize impacts on grapevine production. However, the influence of grapevine productionfactors on grapevine farmers’ adaptive capacity to climate change is not well known. This compelled to car...

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 ...

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...


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