Research Papers/Topics in Geography And Environmetal Studies

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 demographic and s...

As-Built Model Of The Central Bank Of Nigeria (Cbn) Centre Of Excellence Building University Of Nigeria Enugu Campus Using Leica Hds Scanstation 2

ABSTRACTLaser scanning technology has grown to become a useful surveying tool in many industries inthe last decade. Laser scanning is now used in many areas such as surveying, engineering,mining, architecture, archaeology, crime investigation and control, agriculture, historicdocumentation, industrial pipe plant surveys etc. A laser scanner is a powerful surveying toolthat is able to survey and record about 50,000 (fifty thousand) points in a second. This givestoday’s surveyors th...

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...

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...

THE NATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE SCHEME AND CHILD HEALTHCARE DELIVERY IN THE GA EAST DISTRICT

ABSTRACTThe increasing cost of healthcare delivery has become a major issue in developed and developing countries. Resultantly, health policy makers are faced with competing alternatives for the systems of healthcare financing. Health Insurance schemes are thus seen as viable alternatives to providing a more sustainable and equitable health delivery system in countries. This study examined the role of the National Health Insurance Scheme in effective child health care&nbsp...

SOOO-CULTURAL DIMENSIONS OF BURULI ULCER INFECTION IN , THE .c UPPER DENKYIRA DISTRICT

ABSTRACT Buruli ulcer, a disease of the skin is endemic in some parts of Ghana and currently has no cure. Researches are still being conducted to get more information on the disease. This study assessed the perception of and reactions to the disease, the coping and supporting mechanisms among affected persons and other members in the households of affected persons. It also explored the socio-cultural dimensions of predisposing factors to the disease in the study area using a modified pr...

ESTIMATION OF GROUNDWATER RECHARGE IN GUSHIEGU AND SURROUNDING AREAS

ABSTRACT Gushiegu and surrounding areas are lowland terrain underlain by the Voltaian System which consists of medium grains sandstones, micaceous sandstones, interbedded mudstones, siltstones and shales. Lack of perennial surface water has led to most of the communities in the area relying solely on groundwater as source of water for domestic and commercial use. Over abstraction of groundwater can cause significant drawdown of the hydraulic heads leading to significant ecologic...

FISH AS BIOINDICATORS OF HABITAT DEGRADATION IN COASTAL LAGOONS

ABSTRACT Lagoons and their wetlands are some of the most biologically and ecologically important ecosystems. The lagoon habitat also forms an integral part of the marine fishing industry and provides important spawning and nursery grounds for many fishes. Aquatic communities including fish and other species act as biological indicators of water quality and alterations by summarizing information about their environment. Two lagoons, Laloi and Oyibi in the and Grea...

ENERGY SUPPLY FOR DOMESTIC USE AND IMPACT ON THE URBAN POOR IN MAKURDI NIGERIA

In Nigeria, as many developing countries, providing energy for the population has proven to be a great challenge thereby increasing dependence on other sources of energy such as fuel-wood. The consumption of forest product such as wood in Nigeria exceeds its regeneration rate thereby resulting in environmental problems such as deforestation, desert encroachment, soil erosion and habitat loss. The aim of the research is to investigate household’s fuel-wood consumption pattern and its i...


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