Technology

Research Papers/Topics in Technology

The Impact Of School Feeding Program In Odupi Subcounty, Arua District

ABSTRACTThe purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of school feeding programs in Odupi Sub-county in Arua District. The specific objectives of the study were to examine the school attendance of schools where there is school t~ed~n~ programs, to establish the level of development of children in schools where feeding programs are found and to find out the effects of feeding programs on the education of pupils in Odupi sub-county. The methods used for d...

Developing Striga Resistance In Maize Through Maize-Sorghum Hybridization

ABSTRACTStriga hermonthica is an obligate hemi-parasite that belongs to the family Orobanchaceae. Crop infestations by this parasitic weed pose a great threat to agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa. The most commonly affected crops include cereals such as sorghum, maize, and rice, which are important to subsistent livelihoods in the region through food production. Some of the control measures currently used include weeding and herbicide seed dressing using Imazapyr (StrigAway®) maize and crop ...

Effects Of Conflicts On Project Team Productivity: A Case Of Jaza Jaza Project At Mastermind Tobacco Kenya Limited

ABSTRACT The study was conducted to investigate the effect of conflicts on project team productivity at Mastermind Tobacco Kenya Limited in order to build everlasting coexistence of members of a project team and ensure attainment of project as well as overall organizational goal. The objectives of this study were: to examine the effects of project leadership related conflicts on project teams’ productivity, to find out the effects of organizational structure related conflicts on proje...

The Role Of Geography As A Subject In Preparing Learners For Career Paths: A Study Of Secondary Schools In Uasin Gishu County, Kenya

ABSTRACT Subject choice marks the beginning of a learner’s career path because most learners choose the subject based on their passion and interest. This study sought to identify career aspirations of secondary school students who opt to study geography; to identify reasons why students choose geography as a subject over other optional subjects in the same category and to establish geography subject’s relevance in understanding societal problems. The study was guided by Donald Supe...

Influence Of Geographical Information Systems Integration In Monitoring And Evaluation On Performance Of Community Development Projects At World Vision Kenya

ABSTRACT Incidents of poor performance of community projects have been documented by various research studies. Many projects encounter delays in implementation, poor quality of projects, time and cost overruns that affect the overall achievement of project objectives (Ramathan et al., 2012). The major problem being that introduction of technology has not been embraced effectively in monitoring and evaluating of project performance, to enable reporting with evidence, despite the much pot...

Sustainability Of Community Based Projects Undertaken By commercial Banks In Kenya: A Case Of Barclays Bank

ABSTRACTSustainability of community based projects is one of the greatest concerns of the stakeholders involved in the process of running the projects.Many firms in the financial industry have increasingly been involved in supporting community based projects aimed at improving livelihoods of the community in which they operate.Analysis show that, most community based projects have failed to sustain themselves, become self-reliant and the communities have failed to continue running them after ...

Sustainability Of World Bank Funded Projects In Kenya

ABSTRACTThe World Bank has supported Kenya in financing development projects in transport, energy, water, urban development, health, public sector management and social protection since 1960. By November 2011, it had financed more than 175 projects with a total investment of over US$ 7,070 billion. Sustainability of the funded projects is of utmost importance if the impact of funding these projects is to be realized. Despite project feasibility studies being done prior to commencement of the ...

Evaluation of the Head CT Findings Compare to Clinical Diagnosis in Sudanese Children

AbstractA descriptive study was performed in Sudanese hospitals and medicalcenters during the period from July 2016 – March 2017.The aim of the study was to evaluate the head CT findings andclinical diagnosis in Sudanese children.The study applied for all children patients whom examined clinicallyand by CT scan to diagnose head cases which were 81 patients.The data was collected, classified, analyzed by using computerizedstatistics procedure (Excel).The analysis of the results found ...

Gene Expression Profiling During Early Stages Of Infection Of Bovine Lymphocytes By The Parasite Theileria Parva

ABSTRACTTheileriosis or East Coast Fever (ECF), a leukemia-like disease of cattle that is endemic in East, Central and Southern Africa, is caused by the protozoan parasite Theileria parva (T. parva), which is transmitted by the brown ear tick vector Rhipicephalus appendiculatus. In an infective tick bite, the sporozoite parasites preferentially infect bovine lymphocytes and develop into intra-cytoplasmic, multinucleated schizonts. Schizont-infected host cells proliferate and exhibit several p...

Genetic Diversity And Viral Disease Resistance Of The Indigenous Chickens From Selected Areas In Kenya

ABSTRACTIndigenous chickens show extensive physical diversity. However, industrialization and globalization of chicken in the 21st century has affected and limited their genetic resources to industrial breeds. Continuous selection for rapid growth and more egg production has resulted in the loss of disease resistance and overall immuno-competence hence a projected increase in disease-related costs in the future. Genetic control of disease resistance is one of the most important targets of bre...

Genetic Characterization Of Honeybee (Apis Mellifera) In Como-Ros Islands Using Mitochondrial And Microsatellite Mark-Ers

ABSTRACTHoneybees, Apis mellifera, are key contributors to the global economy, nutrition, food security and ecological biodiversity. Despite their robust benefits, declines in honeybee populations have been reported owing to a number of factors. Such include pests and diseases, climate change, poor management practices, change in land usage and low ge-netic diversity. High intra-colonial genetic diversity is associated with resilience and re-sistance to pest and diseases as well as increased ...

Funds Disbursement Procedures And Implementation Of Donor Funded Health Projects In Nairobi City County, Kenya

BSTRACTDonor funding is anticipated to be a multiplied direct supply of investment which is factored both in investing or financing activities of the ministries. The authorities gets large donor useful resource from numerous assets to fund some of programs in the public sector. However, despite this fact, most projects experience erratic disbursement of funds from donors thereby leading to confusion and uncertainty in implementation of project activities. This study sought...

Bioengineering Tomato (Solanum Lycopersicum Mill) With Peptide Aptamer For Meloidogyne Incognita Chorismate Mutase As A Strategy For Nematode Resistance

ABSTRACTRoot knot nematodes (RKNs) of (Meloidogyne spp.) are among the most devastating soil-borne plant parasitic pests infecting many food crops. They have been shown to result in over 50% loss of crop yield in tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill). Various control measures including agronomic practices and nematicides have been employed in the past to manage the parasite with only modest gains. These are also costly to small-scale farmers especially in developing countries. There is need t...

Diversity, Symbiotic Efficiency And Effect Of Water Hyacinth Compost On Population Of Rhizobia Nodulating Phaseolus Vulgaris In Lake Victoria Basin.

ABSTRACTDespite having a lot of resources, Lake Victoria Basin has had an increase in population and land degradation and a reduction in agricultural production due to poor soil fertility. This has necessitated the use of inorganic fertilizers to boost food production. Inorganic fertilizers production contributes to emission of greenhouse gases. Use of inorganic fertilizer in Lake Victoria basin may have led to eutrophication of Lake Victoria leading to social, economic and ecological problem...

Distribution, Abundance, Population Ratios And Acoustic Behaviour Of Conocephalus Maculatus (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae) In Kagera Region North-Western Tanzania

ABSTRACTThe longhorn grasshopper, Conocephalus maculatus (Le Guillou, 1841), is reported to be distributed over a wide range of grassland habitats in tropical Africa, Asia and Australasia. The species has gained attention in Asia as an important biological control agent of rice pests. In Tanzania, the species has been reported around Mount Kilimanjaro ecosystem with no reliable information in Kagera region, north-western Tanzania. The present study sought to bring to light...


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