Emerging issues and challenges associated with conservation of the African baobab (Adansonia digitata L.) in the semi-arid areas of Tanzania | JBES

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Journal of Biodiversity and Environmental Sciences published an article on Adansonia digitata L. of Tanzania, entitle “Emerging issues and challenges associated with conservation of the African baobab (Adansonia digitata L.) in the semi-arid areas of Tanzania” at Vol.15 Issue- 5, November 2019. This research work has been done by Upendo L. Msalilwa, Linus K. Munishi, Patrick A. Ndakidemi from the Department of Sustainable Agriculture and Biodiversity Management, The Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology, Arusha, Tanzania and Centre for Research, Agricultural Advancement, Teaching Excellence and Sustainability (CREATES) in Food and Nutrition Security, The Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology, Arusha, Tanzania & Edna E. Makule from the Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences, The Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology, Arusha, Tanzania and Centre for Research, Agricultural Advancement, Teaching Excellence and Sustainability (CREATES) in Food and Nutrition Security, The Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology, Arusha, Tanzania

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The aim of this review is to discuss the emerging issues and challenges in baobab conservation based on climate change, emerging challenges related to herbivory and human use such as emerging of new markets for baobab products and land-use changes. Specifically, the review summarizes scientific questions and challenges for the conservation of one of the most important indigenous fruit tree species, Adansonia digitata in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Research Paper on Aqueous flower extract of Tridax procumbens by Enwa Felix Oghenemaro from Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria

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Enwa Felix Oghenemaro, Anie Clement Oliseloke, Jemikalajah Johnson D, and Ikuni Precious Ifechukwukuni wrote a research paper on Tridax procumbens entitle of Aqueous flower extract of Tridax procumbens on the haematology/serum lipid profile of Wistar Rats

This study is aimed at investigating the acute effects of aqueous flower extracts of Tridax procumbens on some haematological and serum lipid parameters at a dose of 100mg/kg/d in Wistar albino rats. Following a 7-day oral administration of the aqueous extract, haematological and serum lipid parameters were evaluated in the 10 Wistar albino rats. The rats weighed 187.7±28.49g and were randomly assigned into two groups (Group A: control and group B: 100mg/kg/d of extract).

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Review Paper on yield and yield related traits of Teff [Eragrostis teff (Zucc.) Trotter] by Mekonnen Gebeyaw

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Mekonnen Gebeyaw from Mekdela Amba University, South Wolo, Ethiopia wrote a review paper on Teff [Eragrostis teff (Zucc.)  entitle of Review on: impact of seed rates and method of sowing on yield and yield related traits of Teff [Eragrostis teff (Zucc.) Trotter]

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Teff [Eragrostis teff (Zucc.) Trotter] is native to Ethiopia. Self-pollinated warm season annual grass with the advantage of C4 photosynthetic pathway and tetraploid 2n=40 plant/crop. Countries like USA, Canada, Australia, Netherlands, South Africa and Kenya produce teff for different purposes such as forage crop, thickener for soups, stews and gravies. The largest production of Teff in the world is from Ethiopia where annually, above 6,562,325 farmers grow Teff on above 2.87 million hectares, which is about 22.95% of the total cultivated land in the country.

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Specific physicochemical parameters influence on the plankton structure in agbarho-ogbe-ijoh stretch of Warri River, Nigeria | JBES 2019

Fig 1. Map Showing Warri River with Sampled Locations
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Kate Isioma Iloba and Christiana Ebikaboere Akpoyibo wrote a research paper on Warri River, Nigeria entitle of Specific physicochemical parameters influence on the plankton structure in agbarho-ogbe-ijoh stretch of Warri River, Nigeria

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The continuous discharge of effluents into Warri River, impacts on its water quality parameters as well as plankton species which requires commensurate surveillance. This study focuses on its physicochemical characteristics and their influence on plankton composition and abundance. The surface water samples and plankton collected monthly from June to November 2014 were analyzed using standard methods. The physicochemical parameters showed variations among the stations. The ANOVA results revealed that water temperature, transparency, turbidity, TDS, conductivity, pH, acidity, Dissolved Oxygen and phosphate were significantly different (P <0.05) among the studied sites.

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Research Paper on Oil palm plantation by age group in PT daria dharma pratama plantation Bengkulu Indonesia | IJAAR

oil palm (Elaeis guineensis Jacq.) plantation
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Yuliyanto, Dede Setiadi and Sulistijorini wrote a research paper on oil palm (Elaeis guineensis Jacq.) plantation entitle of Estimating stored carbon stock in oil palm (Elaeis guineensis Jacq.) plantation by age group in PT daria dharma pratama plantation Bengkulu Indonesia

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The increasing concentration of carbon in the atmosphere is a serious environmental problem that can affect living system on earth. The increase in greenhouse gas emissions caused global warming that will affect the world climate change and rising sea levels. Climate change will disrupt farming system in both the micro and macro scale. Estimation of forest carbon emissions is one of the important efforts to reduce climate change.

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