Jul 19, 2022Open AccessArticle
For several decades, many households in rural areas have relied on surrounding forests for their livelihoods, safety nets and sustenance. This reliance is most often determined by the household’s characteristics, available forests and economic benefits. That notwithstanding, the demand for more farmlands and unsustainable harvesting of forest resources are pushing these forests into depletion. This rapid decline endangers the livelihoods of forest-reliant households, threatens biodiversity and i...
Jul 14, 2022Open AccessArticle
In Uganda, sorghum constitutes the second most widely grown cereal according to the latest statistics from the country’s statistics body, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics. This notwithstanding, there has been, in the context of Uganda, very little research and published literature on its potential to sequester carbon. There is no sufficient data on the exact levels of carbon sequestered by this sorghum/legume intercropping system, which is widespread as a technology within Uganda’s smallholder so...
Jan 13, 2022Open AccessArticle
In many geographic areas influenced by tropical and temperate climates, natural forest ecosystems have been destroyed in favour of plantations of allochthonous trees which are economically profitable for different aspects of the timber industry. Some of these mature plantations degrade the soils and inhibit natural regeneration of the local flora; others, due to the physical constraints they impose, can contribute to the installation and the development of autochthonous taxa. The plantations of ...
Dec 24, 2021Open AccessArticle
The preservation of suburban agricultural land in the face of rapid urbanization in the West African region has been a major problem in recent decades. This paper examines the land tenure strategies used by farmers in relation to their assessments of the impact of urban growth. It is based on individual surveys conducted among farmers and landowners on the outskirts of the city of Lomé in Togo. This study reveals that perceptions differ according to gender and that women—although marginalized by...
Jan 20, 2020Open AccessArticle
Towards authentication and
quality assurance of medicinal plants, calyces of Hibiscus sabdariffa L. recollected from the Experimental Station of
Medicinal Plants “Dr Juan
between January and April 2016 were analyzed to determine its bromatological
properties (moisture content; dry matter; fat; protein; total ash; mineral
contents) and its antioxidant
Sep 26, 2019Open AccessArticle
The study was conducted at
Gashaka Gumti National Park to assess the land cover changes of Gashaka Gumti
National Park within 21 years
window (1991 to 2011) using satellite imageries. Results showed that in 1991,
2001 and 2011, Guinea Savannah covered 41% (2762.01 km2), 38%
(2565.01 km2) and 36% (2449.23 km2
Mar 27, 2019Open AccessArticle
The total of 35 species of zooplankton organisms were found on the Sarikamish lake, 17 of which were armor, 10 species of cladocers and 8 species of copra. New 7 species of Lecane punctate, Lecane stenosis, Colurella adriatica, Colurella obtusa, Lepadella ehrenbergi were found to be new to Fergana valley (Uzbekistan).
Mar 25, 2019Open AccessArticle
The tropical house gecko is an exotic and invasive lizard that has a wide distribution in the New World. Throughout its area of occurrence, the species is predated by several native predators, such as spiders, lizards, snakes, birds, and mammals. The guira cuckoo is a widely distributed bird in South America, usually found in man-impacted regions. The species feeds mainly on arthropods, small vertebrates, and reptiles, such as liz
Oct 24, 2018Open AccessArticle
This work discusses how to implement wetland restoration/creation from the viewpoint that wetland aquatic plants are divided into four life forms: emergent, submergent, floating and floating leaf plants. Caohai Lake and Baiyun Lake were selected to discuss the difference of the species richness changes during the creation/restoration process. Baiyun Lake and eight surrounding wetlands have been selected to discuss how the species
Feb 27, 2018Open AccessArticle
Sustainability of Kigelia africana species passes
throughout their conservation. Protected area is recognised as the granary of
species populations. Kigelia africana