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The Contributions of Conservation Agriculture Towards Food Security in Zaka District,

ABSTRACT Conservation agriculture has been promoted and implemented as solution to enhance crop productivity, which in turn leads to food security and as a poverty alleviation mechanism among communal farmers in Zimbabwe, Zaka district in particular. Primarily this research is focusing on assessing the contributions of CA towards food security in the whole of Zaka district. This research presented CA as a multifaceted solution to food insecurity problem in Zaka District. Quantitative researc...

AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION FOR SELF-RELIANCE

The paper discussed the crucial role of agricultural education as a key to national development in Nigeria. The issue of education for self-reliance was particularly examined. In the process, key terms like “agricultural science education” and “self-reliance” were clarified. The paper acknowledged the fact that Nigerian education policy is rooted in self-reliance as stated in the National Policy on Education. The problem is that of poor implementation of these policies. This has st...

ISOLATION OF Aspergillus oryzae AND SINGLE CELL PROTEIN PRODUCTION BY GROWN ON COFFEE CHERRY HUSK AND SAWDUST

Abstract: The rising global population pressure generates challenges to fulfill food requirements for the coming generations in adequate amounts. This suggests that the human population cannot continue to be entirely dependent on crops, animal husbandry and fisheries for food. Instead, efforts should be made to enhance the production of other potential alternative sources of food. To this end the current study has been undertaken to evaluate the production of single cell protein (SCP) from A...

ISOLATION OF Aspergillus oryzae AND SINGLE CELL PROTEIN PRODUCTION BY GROWN ON COFFEE CHERRY HUSK AND SAWDUST

Abstract: The rising global population pressure generates challenges to fulfill food requirements for the coming generations in adequate amounts. This suggests that the human population cannot continue to be entirely dependent on crops, animal husbandry and fisheries for food. Instead, efforts should be made to enhance the production of other potential alternative sources of food. To this end the current study has been undertaken to evaluate the production of single cell protein (SCP) from A...

The Contribution Of Special Program On Food Security In Kilosa District, Tanzania

ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to investigate the contribution of Special Program for Food Security (SPFS) introduced by Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) from 1996 and launched in Tanzania 1998. SPFS aimed at increasing food security at household level through agriculture modernization. However, the contribution of the programme on household food security was not determined in recent years. Hence this study sought to; analyze community perception and attitude towards the progr...

Does empowerment influence women’s willingness to pay for integrated pest management practices? A case study of mango growers in Zambia

Abstract: Mango is an important fruit crop in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), including Zambia, due to its nutritional value and contribution to food security. However, the invasive and mango-infesting fruit fly is a significant constraint in mango production. Therefore, icipe and partners developed and disseminated the integrated pest management package to curb this menace. The current study uses household-level data from 325 smallholder mango-growing households from selected regions in Zambia to...

Information Needs and Information Seeking Behavior of Agricultural Researchers of Fadis and Mechara Research Centers, Ethiopia.

Abstract: This study was conducted to examine the information needs and information seeking behavior of agricultural researchers of Fadis and Mechara agricultural research centres in East and West Hararghe Zones. The study went further to establish the preferred sources of information and problems faced when seeking information. No study has been done on this topic in these study areas. Questionnaire was used as a data collection tool along with observation checklist and focus group discussi...

A Tax~Omic And Lf.Pidological Study. Of ''Lhe .South African Heterosoma Ta With Special R.Eference To The Value Of Scale Characters • In Identification Amd Classification

During the course of some years of research into growth-rate and age of South African fishes of commercial importance, amongst wbich are included various species of Heterosomata, 1 the scales of sucb species received a great deal of attention.· In a very short time the characteristics of the sea les thus . examined became so familiar, that it was found poseible to identify any particular species solely from its scales. In a great many instances scale-samples, labelled with the local common n...

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

ABSTRACT Access 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...

Assessment Of Changes In Land Cover And Forest Composition And Structure In Okongo Community Forest, Namibia

Abstract Land cover refers to the observed vegetation, structures, or other features that cover the land such as closed forests, open forest, woodland, grasslands, bushland, and settlements. Land cover change is one of the serious threats to the forests and woodlands of Namibia, and it is mainly triggered by forest resource utilization and conversion to agriculture by local communities. As one of the mechanisms to control land cover change, Namibia introduced the Community Forests (CF) progra...

Spatio-Temporal Changes In Land Cover In Response To Anthropogenic And Hydrodynamic Factors In Nyando Wetland, Kenya

ABSTRACT In the last three decades, wetlands have received much attention worldwide due to their declining coverage and spatial distribution with more than 50% lost since the 1950s. Like other wetlands worldwide, Nyando Wetland, the second largest lacustrine wetland ecosystem on the Kenyan shores of Lake Victoria, is facing a major threat of degradation from both the fluctuations of Lake Victoria water levels and anthropogenic factors operating in its neighbourhoods. This study was conducted ...

Comparative Assessment Of Feeding And Reproductive Ecology Of Oreochromis Leucostictus (Pisces: Cichlidae) And Cyprinus Carpio (Pisces: Cyprinidae) In Lake Naivasha, Kenya

ABSTRACT Lake Naivasha fishery is economically important to the communities living around the lake and nationally. The communities derive economic benefits directly and indirectly through fish sales and utilization of fish for food as a source of protein. The fishery is primarily based on exotic species, supported by six main species, namely; Blue spotted tilapia (Oreochromis leucostictus), Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus), Red-bellied tilapia (Tilapia zilli), Largemouth bass (Micropteru...

THE DEVELOPMENT OF AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION IN COLONIAL GHANA, 1874-1957

ABSTRACT This thesis, “The Development of Agricultural Education in Colonial Ghana: 1874-1957”, explores the evolution and change of agricultural education in colonial Ghana. It examines the structures that supported the development of agricultural education and how such structures were reorganized to meet new challenges that faced agricultural education in the colony. The period of the study, 1874-1957, is significant because it is the time frame of British colonialism in the Gold Coas...

CURTAILING FERTILIZER SCARCITY AND CLIMATE CHANGE; AN APPRAISAL OF FACTORS AFFECTING ORGANIC MATERIALS USE OPTION IN NIGERIA'S AGRICULTURE

Abstract Global trends nowadays towards long term sustainable crop production is hinged on either supplementing the use of chemical fertilizers with organic materials or a complete use of organic materials. This is more so since substituting chemical fertilizers with organic materials reduces the risks of exposure to ailments that arise on account of synthetic compounds and increases farmers’ gains via reduced soil erosion and carbon emissions and increased bio-diversity. The current study ...

Microfinance Credit and Empowerment of Rural Women in Nyanza, Rwanda

ABSTRACT  This study was an investigation on microfinance credit and empowerment of rural women in Nyanza, Rwanda. This was guided by the following objectives: i) to determine the relationship between education loan and rural women empowerment in Nyanza district, Rwanda; ii) to establish the relationship between business loan and rural women empowerment in Nyanza district, Rwanda; and iii) to determine the relationship between agriculture loan and rural women empowerment in Nyanza district, ...


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