Technology

Research Papers/Topics in Technology

Genetic Diversity Of Populus Ilicifolia Populations In Kenya Using Amplified Fragment Length Polymorphism (Aflp) Markers

ABSTRACT Many species in the genus Populus and their hybrids are economically valuable, fast growing, short rotation woody trees for producing wood, fiber, and biofuels, as well as sequestering atmospheric carbon in large plantations and agroforestry settings. Industrial facilities to produce liquid transportation fuels from Poplar feedstock are currently being built in the USA. Populus ilicifolia locally known as Tana River Poplar is the only species in the Populus genus that falls wit...

Optimization of in vitro regeneration and genetic transformation protocol for selected banana and plantain (musa spp.) Cultivars and generation of transgenic banana resistant to bacterial xan

ABSTRACT Banana and plantain (Musa spp.) are important staple food crops for rural and urban consumers and provide a source of income for resource poor farmers in the humid tropics of sub-Saharan Africa. However, banana production is severely limited by both biotic and abiotic factors. Application of conventional breeding for both disease and pest resistance has resulted only in limited success due to the long generation times and the high sterility and triploidy of most cultivated ban...

Project Management Practices And Performance Of Nongovernmental Organizations Projects In Nairobi City County, Kenya

ABSTRACT Achievement of a project means that a number of its perceived factors were attained. It is not guaranteed that project management practices will result to success of funded projects by Micro finance institutions. However, the success of projects largely depends on the way it is managed and controlled. The challenges met during the execution of project management practices has been during project planning, exceeding the set budget and going beyond its set schedule and poor quali...

Characterisation Of Txndc5 As A Biomarker Of Humoral Immunity To Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infections In Infants In Kilifi County Kenya

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is the single largest cause of severe respiratory illness in infants and children globally. Worldwide, RSV pneumonia is the second biggest cause of post neonatal infant mortality, after malaria, causing an estimated 137,000 deaths/year (6.7% of all deaths in infants). There are currently no licensed vaccines against RSV infection as well as specific treatments for RSV pneumonia. The immunological correlates of severe disease following primary or repeat...

Anti-acetylcholinesterase Activities Of Leaf Extracts Of Carphalea Glaucescens And Gnidia Glauca From Mbeere North Subcounty, Kenya On Chilo Partellus Larvae

The stem borer (Chilo partellus) is one of the major constraints in maize and sorghum production worldwide. Control of Chilo partellus is mainly done through synthetic insecticides which are very expensive and have negative effects to environment and non-target organisms. Farmers in Mbeere use Carphalea glaucescens and Gnidia glauca in control of Chilo partellus because of the high cost of conventional insecticides. However, there is lack of scientific informatio...

Strategies Employed In Uptake Of Youth Enterprise Development Fund Loans In Embakasi South Constituency, Nairobi City County, Kenya

ABSTRACT Although majority of the youths in Kenya know about the YEDF, they still lack essential details about the facilities on offer, especially how to access and property utilize the borrowed funds as there’s no data on loans uptake and performance of youth business enterprises. Against this backdrop, the study sought to determine the strategies employed in uptake of youth enterprise development fund loans in Embakasi South constituency. The study was underpinned by both social net...

Genotype-Independent Regeneration Of Hybrid Maize Cultivated At The Coastal Region Of Kenya

ABSTRACT Maize (Zea mays L.) is the most important cereal food crop in many tropical and subtropical regions. Though the demand is steadily increasing, the productivity of maize has been declining due to several production factors over the past years. Statistics have shown that the world population is expected to double by 2050. With this population growth, food insecurity in the tropics is expected to increase. Therefore, reliable technologies that ensure enhanced production of food cr...

Risk Management Practices and Completion of Women Group Projects in Kitui County, Kenya.

ABSTRACT Projects face hurdles ranging from cost overruns, inefficiency, delays, compromised quality and ineffectiveness in meeting set objectives. The main threat to a project are mainly the expected and unexpected risks. Diligent project management dictates that all risks involved are identified, managed, controlled, mitigated or avoided to ensure a project succeeds. Women groups are mainly composed on interest groups whose background in project and risk management knowledge, skills a...

Antipyretic and antinociceptive properties of dichloromethane: methanolic leaf and root bark extracts of carissa edulis (forssk.)Vahl in rats

ABSTRACT Conventional medications are expensive, not easily available and arguably associated with various severe adverse effects hence the need to develop herbal agents that are effective as a complement. Carissa edulis (Forssk.)Vahl is the herb that has previously made thousands of people flock to a remote Loliondo village in Northern Tanzania, for its cure said to apply to all diseases such as cancer, HIV/AIDS, ulcers, hypertension, and diabetes. Although C. edulis (Forssk.)Vahl is ...

Government And Program Implementation Bodies Policies On Performance Of Women Empowerment Projects In Dagoretti Area, Nairobi County, Kenya

ABSTRACT Women’s social, political and economic empowerment is a prerequisite for sustainable improvement and seasoned terrible growth. Accomplishing women’s economic empowerment calls for sound public regulations, a holistic method and lengthy-time period dedication and gender-specific views have to be incorporated on the layout level of policy and programming. Accordingly, this study was designed to investigate the influence of government and program implementation bodies’ polic...

Design And Implementation Of An Online Application System Case Of Kampala International University

TABLE OF CONTENTSDECLARATIONDEDICATIONACKNOWLWDGEMENT iiiCHAPTER ONE 1INTRODUCTION 11.1 BACKGROUND 11.2 Problem statement 31.3 Objectives 31.3.1 Purpose 31.4 Scope 41.5 Significance 41.7 Conceptual Framework 52.0 Introduction 72.1 Information Technology 72.2 Information System 92 .2.1 Components of an Information System 92.2.2 Transaction processing systems (TPS) 10EARS - EndangeredAnimal Rescue Sanctuary 102.3 Static Websites 112.4 Dynamic Websites 112.4.1 An example of Dynamic website 122.5...

An Online Results Management System For An Academic Institution Case Study: Kampala International University School Of Computer Studies

ABSTRACTThis project has examined the way students results are managed at the School of ComputerStudies, Kampala International University. The idea came up as a result of analyzing the systembasing on facts found through Observation, Interviews and Document analysis conducted in thedepartment concerned revealed the need to improve the interaction between the various partiesthat interact with the system. These are the students, lecturers and the faculty personnel assignedto deal with stud...

Risk Management Strategies And Performance Of Construction Projects In Public Secondary Schools In Murang’a County, Kenya

ABSTRACT Performance of construction projects in Kenya is a matter of great concern to stakeholders, as most of the construction projects have experienced delays and cost overruns which have adversely affected their performance. Construction projects are very prone to risk which have the significant impact on their performance in terms of time, cost and quality. As the size and complexity of construction projects increases, ability to manage risk throughout the construction process ...

Information technology and organizational performance: case study of drip irrigation projects in matanya location, laikipia county, kenya.

ABSTRACT Agricultural based projects play a major part in sustaining domestic and regional economic growth and are important agents for alleviating poverty in developing countries. Utilization of technology in agricultural based projects however remains an issue of concern to researchers, government and project stakeholders. Recent studies have demonstrated that technology play a pivotal role in the performance of agricultural based projects. The purpose of this study was to establi...

Critical Success Factors On Sustainability Of Corporate Social Responsibility Projects In Cement Manufacturing Companies In Machakos County, Kenya

ABSTRACT Many companies go into CSR without proper feasibility study or plan and this usually affects the success and future sustainability of the projects. Corporate Social Responsibility is a core strategy in business as it enhances trust, reliance, respect and transparency. In the process of satisfying the needs of stakeholder groups, the companies are able to maximize their commitment to their investors who in turn benefit most. Many companies go into CSR without proper feasibility ...


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