Journal of Sustainable Agriculture and the Environment

The Journal of Sustainable Agriculture and the Environment (JSAE) is a bi-annual international journal which publishes results of original research and special reviews in the fields of agricultural, forestry, fisheries, food science and technology, home economics, agricultural engineering, veterinary medicine, environment and related sciences.

Summary of Guide to Journal Contributors

Articles submitted for publication should not have been published before or accepted for publication in any other journal. Articles should be submitted in English.

A manuscript intended for publication in JSAE must be typed double-spaced on line-numbered  A4 paper. There shall be a title page containing title of paper, name(s) and address(es) of the author(s), a running title and at most five key words. A self-contained abstract of about 100 words should precede the Introduction, which will be followed by Theory (if necessary), Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, Acknowledgments (if required) and References. Tables and Figures should be typed on a separate page and should be numbered in Arabic numerals and given appropriate headings. Legends for figures or plates should be typed on separate pages. Tables should be included in order, following References, with figures and plates last.

Journal Publications

Awareness, Preferences and Adoption of Soil Conservation Practices among Farmers in Ohafia Agricultural Zone of Abia State, Nigeria

O. R. Ihekea, and C. O. Onyenorahb

a,bDepartment of Agricultural Economics, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike,
P.M.B. 7267, Umuahia Abia State, Nigeria.

This study examined farmers’ awareness, preferences and adoption of soil conservation practices in Ohafia Agricultural Zone of Abia State, Nigeria. Multi-stage purposive and random sampling techniques were used in selecting the respondents used for the study.

JSAE Edition: 
JSAE - Vol. 13 | No. 1 | Jun., 2012Agricultural, Economics, Extension and Agribusiness

Impact of Abia State Agency for Community-Based Poverty Reduction Project on the Farm Income and Output of Smallholder Cassava Farmers in Abia State

F. N. Onumadua,*, and E. Egeonub

aDepartment of Rural Sociology and Extension, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike
P.M.B 7267, Umuahia, Abia State, Nigeria, E-mail: onumadufrancis@yahoo.com

bAbia State University Department of Agriculture, Umuahia Campus.

The study examined the impact of Abia State Agency for Community-Based Poverty Reduction Project (ABCPRP) on the farm income and output of smallholder cassava farmers of Abia State. Multistage random sampling was used in selecting one hundred and twenty (120) respondents for the study. A set of questionnaire was used for data collection.

JSAE Edition: 
JSAE - Vol. 13 | No. 1 | Jun., 2012Agricultural, Economics, Extension and Agribusiness

Anti-nutritional Constituents of Browse Plants in Animal Nutrition: A Review

A. A. Njidda a*, and I. Ikhimioya b

a Department of Animal Science, Bayero University Kano, P. M. B. 3011, Kano State, Nigeria
b Department of Animal Science, Ambrose Alli University, P. M. B. 14, Ekpoma, Edo State-Nigeria.

Trees and shrub foliage, pods and soft twigs are important sources of animal feeds in the tropics, providing protein supplements all year round. But some of these feed resources are generally rich in secondary plant/anti-nutritional factors, particularly tannins. The amount of secondary plant factors that they contain vary widely in quantity and structure and their effects on animals range from beneficial to deleterious and may result to death in extreme concentration.

JSAE Edition: 
JSAE - Vol. 13 | No. 1 | Jun., 2012Animal Science and Health

Effect of Different Tree Species on Breeding Success of the Cattle Egret, Bubulcus ibis l. in North Eastern Nigeria

H. A Sharah, a * and E. A. ALI b

a Department of Crop Protection, University of Maiduguri, P.M.B 1069, Maiduguri, E-mail: hasharahuvu@yahoo.co.uk
b College of Agriculture, P.M.B. 1427, Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria. E- mail: enochaliuvu@yahoo.co
* Corresponding author: H. A Sharah, E-mail: hasharahuvu@yahoo.co.uk

Jebra (11 67 N, 13 54 E), was Cattle egret nesting site located on 84 km mark, Southeast of Maiduguri, along Maiduguri-Mubi road, and selected for the study in 2007 and 2008 nesting seasons. Twelve nests were selected in each of the five tree species, (totaling 60 nests) to carry out the study.

JSAE Edition: 
JSAE - Vol. 13 | No. 1 | Jun., 2012Animal Science and Health

Microbiological and Physico-Chemical Characterization of Cassava Retting for Production of Fufu in Some Communities Around Umudike

E. O. Ekundayoa* and O. I. Okoroafor

aDepartment of Microbiology, College of Natural and Applied Sciences, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, P.M.B. 7267, Umuahia Abia State, Nigeria.

The microbiological and physicochemical characterization of cassava retting for fufu production was conducted in five communities around Umudike. The total viable bacterial, coliform and lactobacilli counts using plate count technique were conducted.

JSAE Edition: 
JSAE - Vol. 13 | No. 1 | Jun., 2012Biological Sciences

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About the University

Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike (MOUAU) is one of the three specialized Universities of Agriculture established by the Federal Government of Nigeria.

Established in 1992, academic activities commenced in 1994. The University is located in the well-known agricultural training and research ... read more

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