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  • 121. EFFECTS OF COVER MANAGEMENT PRACTICES ON PHYSICAL PROPERTIES RUNOFF AND EROSION ...

    » ABSTRACT A two –year (2004/2005) field investigation was carried out on the runoff plots at the University of Nigeria Nsukka farm, to monitor the effects of cover management practices on physical properties, runoff and soil loss in Nkpologu sandy loam soil. The management practices werebarefallow (BF), cocoyam (CY) sorghum (SG), legume (CP) and grass (PM), under no tillpractice. There was no...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  42 engagements | 

  • 122. PROTEIN AND ENERGY REQUIREMENTS OF AFRICAN GIANT LAND SNAIL

    » 1.0 INTRODUCTION Traditional fermented condiments (OGIRI EGUSI) based on vegetable proteins are consumed by different ethnic groups in Nigeria, have been the pride of culinary traditions for centuries. It is evident that these products have played a major role in the food habits of communities in the rural regions serving not only as nutritious non meat proteins substitute but also as condiment an...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  36 engagements | 

  • 123. ISOLATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF MICRO ORGANISMS ASSOCIATED WITH BIO DEGRADATIO...

    » Abstract Microbial analyses were carried out on the shell of the edible nuts of African walnut(Tetracarpidium conophorum). This study was aimed at determining the microbial load of boiledand raw African walnut shell and chicken dropping which can be used as inoculums inbiodegradation process in order to solve the problem of agro waste pollution in the environment.The nuts were sorted and washed wi...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  36 engagements | 

  • 124. INDIGENOUS AND EMERGING ADAPTIVE AGRICULTURAL TECHNOLOGIES TO CLIMATE CHANGE IN ...

    » ABSTRACT Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a chronic progressive disease that has continued to be aglobal heath and economic burden. Acarbose is an antidiabetic drug, which acts by inhibitingalpha amylase and alpha glucosidase; while gallic acid is a simple phenolic acid that iswidespread in plant foods and beverages such as tea and wine.This study therefore, sought toinvestigate the influence of...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  37 engagements | 

  • 125. IDENTIFICATION, CONSUMPTION PATTERN AND NUTRIENT COMPOSITION OF PROCESSED GREEN ...

    » ABSTRACT The thrust of this work was to identify some popular and lesser known cultivated and forest green leafy vegetables consumed in Igbo ukwu, Aguata LGA, Anambra State, Nigeria. Those identified include ugbogulu, eliemionu, ariraa, okpa okuku, ugu oyibo and abuba ji nwannu, used in this study. These vegetables were purchased in bulk from Igbo Ukwu daily market, cleaned and divided into 3 port...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  34 engagements | 

  • 126. GROWTH PATTERN, REPRODUCTIVE PERFORMANCE AND SEASONAL SENSITIVITY OF BOVAN NERA ...

    » ABSTRACT Parent stocks (PS) of exotic hybrids have contributed immensely to commercial poultry production in Nigeria. Their continued optimal utilization depends on their performance test.Information on performance indices of PS layer breeds in South West Nigeria is however limited. The growth, reproductive performance and seasonal sensitivity of Bovan Nera (BN) and Isa Brown (IB) hybrids were eva...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  33 engagements | 

  • 127. GROWTH AND TESTICULAR CHARACTERISTICS OF THE INDIGENOUS NIGERIAN NATIVE AND EXOT...

    » ABSTRACTS Genetic diversity and genetic distance of five populations of the Nigerian breeds of goat were investigated using random amplified polymorphic DNA markers. Five breeds of goat were used for the study and each breed constituted a population, hence, the five populations considered in the study. The populations were: Sokoto Red (SR), Sahel (SH), Kano Brown(KB), Bornu White (BW) and West Afr...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  31 engagements | 

  • 128. GENETIC DIVERSITY OF FIVE POPULATIONS OF THE NIGERIAN LOCAL BREEDS OF GOAT USING...

    » ABSTRACTS Genetic diversity and genetic distance of five populations of the Nigerian breeds of goat were investigated using random amplified polymorphic DNA markers. Five breeds of goat were used for the study and each breed constituted a population, hence, the five populations considered in the study. The populations were: Sokoto Red (SR), Sahel (SH), Kano Brown(KB), Bornu White (BW) and West Afr...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  35 engagements | 

  • 129. ECONOMICS OF PROCESSING CASSAVA INTO GARRI AND PELLETS IN KOGI STATE, NIGERIA

    » Abstract This study was conducted to investigate the economics of cassava processing into garri andpellets in Kogi State. Data were collected from 100 cassava processors (22 males and 78females) and analysed to describe socio economic characteristics, identify and describevarious technologies used in cassava processing, ascertain gender roles, estimate theinfluence of socio economic characteristic...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  35 engagements | 

  • 130. Cocoyam Marketing in South East Nigeria

    » ABSTRACT Cocoyam is highly perishable and considerable economic losses occur after it is harvested. This is as a result of rot, sprouting and other physiological changes. These losses could be reduced through efficient storage, processing and marketing. This study is about economic study of cocoyam marketing in south east Nigeria. It specifically ranked market participants preference for cocoyam c...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  28 engagements | 

  • 131. The study was designed to analyze the marketing of banana and plantain in Enugu ...

    » ABSTRACT This study was undertaken to analyze resource productivity in ornamental plants production within Jos metropolis of Nigeria. The study covered Jos North and Jos South local government areas. The specific objectives include: identifying the effect of socio economic factors on resource productivity, determining costs and returns, and resource productivity in ornamental plants production. An...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  29 engagements | 

  • 132. FLOODING HAS BEEN DESCRIBED AS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT ENVIRONMENTAL

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION In Anambra State, most inhabitants survive through Agriculture and their main occupation is subsistence farming which attracted the interest of many co operative societies both the old and new ones. Improving the Agricultural production was their main target and at the same time lifting the level of it size and qualities. Most of the crop couldn’t grow well in or...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  36 engagements | 

  • 133. EVALUATION OF THE EFFECTS OF ANTHROPOGENIC ACTIVITIES AND DOMESTIC WASTE ON SURF...

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background of the Study Water is essential for life. Man needs water for various other purposes apart from drinking and body functions. The other purposes includes its use in transportation, waste disposal and hydro electric system. About 80% of the earth’s surface is covered by water. This may be grouped into natural and artificial water. Natural water inclu...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  30 engagements | 

  • 134. PRODUCTION OF JAM USING BANANA AND ITS NUTRITIVE VALUE

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.1 ORIGIN, HISTORY OF CULTIVAT OF BANA (Musa Nagensium) Edible Musa spp. Originated in south eastern Asia from the India east and south to northern Australia. Early Filipinos probably spread banana east word to the pacific Island, includes Hawaii, prior to recorded history. Westward, banana like followed the major trade routes that transported other fruits and it’s known to have...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  27 engagements | 

  • 135. EFFECT OF STORAGE TIME ON THE FUNCTIONAL PROPERTIES OF WHEAT/BAMBKA GROUNDNUT BL...

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION Despite many years of investigation, it has not been possible to determine accurately when and where the first cultivated wheat originated. At the beginning of recorded history, wheat was already an established crop whose origin was unknown (Anon 1953). There is however some evidence that cultivation of wheat started about 6,000 years ago in the 5yria – Palestine...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  34 engagements | 

  • 136. THE EFFECTS OF DIFFERENT PROCESS IN TECHNIQUES ON THE ORGANOLEPTIC QUALITY OF SO...

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION His of Soymilk: Soybeans belongs to the family leguminous, subfamily papiliondase and the genus Glycine Max. (Ricker and Morse, 1984), other normendatures which have been used include phaseolus Max, Soja Max Piper and Soja hispide moech. It is not known when this remarkable legume, soybean was first cultivated in China. However as the first legume of which a written re...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  21 engagements | 

  • 137. MARGARINE PRODUCTION USING OIL BLENDS FROM PALM KERNEL, COCONUT AND MELON

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Margarine, a butter substitute made originally from other animal fats, but nowadays exclusively from vegetable oils, like homogenization and pasteurization is a reach innovation. Margarine is made from water in oil emulsion because margarine is oil emulsion. Today it is a manufactured imitation of butter made by mixing a variety of fats that may include whale oil or vegeta...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  -1 engagements | 

  • 138. AN INVESTIGATION ON THE EFFECT OF VARIOUS PACKAGING MATERIAL ON THE QUALITY ATTR...

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION Meat is a flesh of animals consumed for foods. In the topics, the bulk of the meat consumed is derived from cow, sheep, cattle, pigs, camel etc. The other aspect of a dead animal such as the offal’s (kidney, liver, intestine etc) and the skin are often consumed, but one not termed meat; which ever part of it is meat is usually consumed for its high quality protei...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  -1 engagements | 

  • 139. THE PHYSICOCHEMICAL AND ANTIOXIDANT PROPERTIES OF CULINARY HERBS AND LOCAL SPIES

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION Herbs and spices have long been used by ancient civilizations for culinary, medicinal and cosmetic uses. With modernization and the development of patent medicines, the use of natural cures and elixirs decrease in popularity. Nowadays, disillusionment with synthetic drugs, artificial additives and their possible sides effects has given great rise in popularity to many ...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  29 engagements | 

  • 140. EFFECT OF PROCESSING ON AFZELIA AFRICANA AKPALATA AND BRACHYSTEGIA SPP FLOUR AS ...

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION Nigeria is presently passing through a developmental stage in which there is showing emphasis on local sourcing of raw materials and so there is a growing commercial interest in processing Nigerian foods. The mechanism by which culinary products are thickened to varying degrees can be subdivided into three separate processing such as starch thickening, protein coagulat...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  22 engagements | 

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