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  • 1. INFLUENCE OF SOIL RELATIONS ON MACROPHYTE ABUNDANCE AND DISTRIBUTION IN A RIVERI...

    » CHAPTER ONEINTRODUCTION1.1 Background of the StudyWetlands are regarded as biodiversity isles because they support extensive food chains and rich biodiversity. In this sense, these ecosystems are important sites for conservation (Getzner, 2002). Almost 50% of the world’s wetlands have disappeared in the last century due to Agriculture and Urban Development (Shine and Klemm, 1999). In Europe,...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  47 engagements | 

  • 2. ASSESSMENT OF LUBRICANT CHARGE ON SOIL PROPERTIES IN MECHANIC VILLAGE

    » ABSTRACT This study assess lubricant Oil Discharge on Soil Properties in mechanic village. It spans through the effects on soil properties, effects on water bodies, effects on human and other living organisms, effects on the environment, general hazards caused by this activity on the soil and ways of prevention and treatment, and such activities that affect the soil properties has been identified ...Continue Reading »

    35 pages |  32 engagements | 

  • 3. COMPARATIVE EFFECTS OF LIME, POULTRY MANURE AND NPK COMPOUND FERTILIZER ON SOIL ...

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Soil fertility decline is one of the acute problems facing farmers in the world and Nigeria in particular. The constraints to food security and widespread poverty, as they affect development and livelihoods, are well known even in Sub Saharan region of Africa (SSA), where population growth at 3% supersedes agricultural production rate of 2% per annum (Bationo et. al, 2006)...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  264 engagements | 

  • 4. CHARACTERIZATION AND EVALUATION OF FOUR TOPOSEQUENCES IN EHA-ALUMONA, EASTERN NI...

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Characterization of soil provides a useful means for understanding soil distribution and variability. The modern soil survey is a fundamental basis for land use planning because it contains both qualitative and quantitative data which enable predictions of many kinds to be made. It aids in correlating and predicting the adaptability of various crops, grasses, and trees, to...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  118 engagements | 

  • 5. EFFECT OF DRYING METHODS ON THE NUTRIENT AND PHYTOCHEMICAL PROPERTIES OF SOME CU...

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Man must eat to survive for the continuity of the human race. The foods for human consumption are of both plant and animal origin. Cereals, legumes, roots, tubers, suckers, oils, nuts, fruits and vegetables are plant foods. Meat, milk, eggs and oils are animal products. Both plant and animal foods contain nutrients. Oxford Medical Dictionary (2003) defines nutrients as sub...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  -1 engagements | 

  • 6. EFFECT OF DIFFERENT PROCESSING METHODS ON THE CHEMICAL COMPOSITION OF AFRICAN YA...

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background to the study It is of great importance to know the nutrient, toxic substance as well as the anti physiological substance composition and organoleptic properties of locally available foods in any community or country. Knowledge and use of local foods can help eliminate malnutrition. One of the problems of planning therapeutic diets with local foods is limited...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  -1 engagements | 

  • 7. DIETARY MANAGEMENT IN NATIONAL HOSPITAL ABUJA A CASE STUDY

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background of the study Diabetes mellitus is defined as a metabolic disorder of multiple etiology characterized by chronic hyperglycemia with disturbances in carbohydrates , protein, and fat metabolism resulting from defects in insulin secretion ,insulin action or both (Alberti ,Defronzo,Keen,Zimmet.,1992). Llioja,Mott,Howard. (1988) reported that the presence of gluco...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  63 engagements | 

  • 8. CONSUMPTION PATTERN OF ANTIOXIDANT RICH FOODS BY MIDDLE AGED ADULTS IN ENUGU NOR...

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION Background of the study Antioxidants are disease fighting compounds that nature puts in foods to help body cells and tissues stay healthy (Warmer, 2002). Turner (2002) documented that antioxidants are phyto chemicals produced by plants to fight against viruses, fungi and bacteria. They are essentially the chemical substances that mop up harmful free radicals (bioxidant...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  86 engagements | 

  • 9. EVALUATION OF FOOD POTENTIALS OF TIGERNUT TUBERS (Cyperus esculentus) AND ITS PR...

    » 1. Introduction 1.1 Background study Tigernut (Cyperus esculentum) is a perennial grass like plant with spheroid tubers, pale yellow cream kernel surrounded by a fibrous sheath. It is also known as yellow nut sedge, earth or ground almonds, “souchet” in French, “ermandeln” in German and “chufa” in Spanish (TTSL, 2005). Grossman and Thomas (1998) reported that ch...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  87 engagements | 

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

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION Vegetation degradation is regarded as a reduction in the available biomass and decline in vegetative ground cover. It may result from deforestation and overgrazing. Such decline in vegetative cover is a major contributory factor to soil degradation particularly with regard to soil erosion and loss of soil organic matter (Douglas, 1994). The main factor – directly...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  177 engagements | 

  • 11. FOOD CONSUMPTION PATTERN, ANTHROPOMETRIC INDICES AND MICRONUTRIENT STATUS OF CHI...

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background to the Study The World Development Report (WDR, 2007/2008) ranks Nigeria as the largest territorial unit in West Africa that has over one hundred and forty seven million people (147,000.000). Approximately, 75% of the population is women and children. Over 70% are residing and securing their livelihoods in the rural areas. Within this huge rural populati...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  49 engagements | 

  • 12. EVALUATION OF NUTRITIONAL STATUS AND DIETARY MANAGEMENT OF IN-PATIENT DIABETICS ...

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background of the Study Diabetes mellitus is a chronic condition that arises when the pancreas fails to produce enough insulin or when the body cannot use the insulin produced effectively (Alva, 2000). There are currently an estimated 143 million people with diabetes worldwide and this figure is estimated to rise to 300 million by 2025 (Alva, 2000). In the past, di...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  61 engagements | 

  • 13. MICRONUTRIENT CONTENT AND EFFECTS OF JATROPHA CURCAS AND BRILLANTASIA NITENS LEA...

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background to the Study Vegetables are one of the most natural foods that contain different micronutrients and thousands of phytochemicals known for their health benefits. There is a wide variety of indigenous vegetables and fruits found in Africa, which are chief sources of micronutrients, antioxidants, and proteins (Odhav et al., 2007). Some of the indigenous veg...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  49 engagements | 

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

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background information Inadequate food and nutrient intake, improper feeding practices, poor nutrition education, insufficient food availability at household level, domestic processing techniques and food preparation methods are among the major causes of malnutrition (NDHS, 1990). Nutrition and nutrition related diseases continue to be a problem of public health signif...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  73 engagements | 

  • 15. MORPHOLOGY, CHARACTERIZATION AND CLASSIFICATION OF SOILS OF API-RIVER FLOOD PLAI...

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION The study of soil morphology is very important in characterizing and classifying soils. It is a very important attribute in determining whether a soil is a flood plain or not because soil morphology deals with the form and arrangement of soil features. According to Marbut (2000), soil morphology is defined as the field observable attributes of the soil within the vario...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  97 engagements | 

  • 16. NUTRIENT POTENTIAL OF WILD AND CULTIVATED EDIBLE MUSHROOMS AND THEIR POSSIBLE US...

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.0 Background of the Study Food insecurity remains a significant international problem, with developing regions of the world enduring most of the burden. Food insecurity results in considerable health, social, psychological and behavioural consequences and is undeniably linked to poverty. Despite international commitment, the number of food insecure individuals remains un...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  61 engagements | 

  • 17. PHOSPHATE MOBILIZATION BY ADDITION OF ORGANIC ACIDS IN TWO SOILS OF THE SOUTHERN...

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Phosphorus (P) is an important plant nutrient and the reactions of phosphate with soil components have been extensively studied from the point of view of soil fertility, soil chemistry and environmental concerns (Parfit, 1978; Sanyal and De Datta, 1991; Hue et al., 1994; Wang et al., 2007). In tropical and subtropical acidic soils, low P availability becomes one of the lim...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  96 engagements | 

  • 18. NUTRITIONAL STATUS OF CHILDREN LIVING IN IKA NORTH EAST LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF...

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION 1.1. Background information Nigeria like many developing countries in Africa is still far from reducing the rate of infant and under five (U5) mortality. Malnutrition in early life occurs due to nutritional deficiencies particularly energy and micronutrient deficiencies, including the foetal growth, development and health, contributing to impairment in immune competenc...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  66 engagements | 

  • 19. NUTRITIONAL AND IRON STATUS OF PREGNANT WOMEN ATTENDING ANTENATAL CLINIC AT THE ...

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background of the study Pregnant and lactating women are nutritionally, the most vulnerable group especially in developing regions of the world because comparatively little is known of their nutritional needs(World Health Organization (WHO), 2001). The pregnant woman may find herself being alien to her most favourite dish or going for a particular type of diet that...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  57 engagements | 

  • 20. THE CHEMICAL COMPOSITION AND ORGANOLEPTIC ATTRIBUTES OF LESSER-KNOWN VEGETABLES ...

    » CHAPTER ONE Introduction There are many micronutrient deficiency disease in Njikoka local government area of Anambra state. This is due to low consumption of fruits and vegetables. This was based on the results of Nigeria food consumption and nutrition survey 2001 – 2003. In Nigeria ecosystem, there are variety of fruits and vegetables both cultivated and wild ones. However, their consumptio...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  -1 engagements | 

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