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Vol 25, 2018 (In Progress)

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This study applied a non-parametric method in determining efficiency of farmers, discriminate efficient farmers from inefficient ones, and identify wasteful uses of energy in order to optimize the energy inputs for broiler production. Furthermore, the effect of energy optimization on greenhouse gas (GHG) emission was investigated and the total amount of GHG emission of efficient units was compared with inefficient units. A total sample size of 55 broiler farmers were selected from Kaduna State viz. multi-stage sampling technique. Total energy used in various operations during broiler production was 77916.14 MJ (500bird)-1. Results revealed that 63percent of producers were technically efficient, while 43 producers under PTE were identified efficient (79.6%). Mean values of TE, PTE and SE of farmers were observed to be 0.976; 0.993 and 0.983, respectively. Also, it was concluded that 1.38 percent [1071.54 MJ (500birds)-1] of overall input energies can be saved if the performance of inefficient farms rose to a high level. Finally, comparative results of GHG emissions revealed that the amount of CO2 emissions in efficient units was less than inefficient farms


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Comparative assessment of GHG Emissions of Efficient and Inefficient Broiler Farms in Kaduna State of Nigeria: Environmental Sustainability

Sadiq MS, Singh IP, Lawal Muhammad

This study applied a non-parametric method in determining efficiency of farmers, discriminate efficient farmers from inefficient ones, and identify wasteful uses of energy in order to optimize the energy inputs for broiler production. Furthermore, the effect of energy optimization on greenhouse gas (GHG) emission was investigated and the total amount of GHG emission of efficient units was compared with inefficient units.

Indian journal of science, 2018, 25, 1-13

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Assessing the implementation of environmental sustainability as a business practice by small businesses

Igun E

The obstacles and motivation to the implementation of environmental sustainability by small businesses was surveyed in Lagos Street, Benin City in order to determine their attitude and familiarity with sustainable practices. Though research on similar topic exists for small businesses in other countries, however, there have been little or no research carried out for small businesses in Nigeria.

Indian journal of science, 2018, 25, 14-19

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Investigation on wild and cultivated leafy vegetables in Rajshahi district of Bangladesh

Protima Mojumdar, Mahbubur Rahman AHM

Investigation on wild and cultivated leafy vegetables in Rajshahi district of Bangladesh was carried out from January 2017 to December 2017. A total of 108 species belonging to 56 genera under 29 families were recorded. Out of these wild and cultivated vegetables 17 species belongs to the family Cucurbitaceae, 13 species from Amaranthaceae, 9 species from Brassicaceae, 8 species from Araceae, 7 species each from Convolvulaceae, Fabaceae and Solanaceae.

Indian journal of science, 2018, 25, 20-34

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