Deforestation, forest conversion and oil palm plantations linked to disease outbreaks

Deforestation, certain types of reforestation and commercial palm plantations correlate with increasing outbreaks of infectious disease, shows a new study in Frontiers in Veterinary Science. This study offers a first global look at how changes in forest cover potentially contribute … Continue reading Deforestation, forest conversion and oil palm plantations linked to disease outbreaks

Why Nitrogen cycling is a keystone indicator in sustaining soil health

Zachary Senwo, Fulbright Scholar & Professor of Soil Microbial Biochemistry, Environmental Science & Toxicology at Alabama A&M University, explores nitrogen cycling in sustaining soil health and agricultural systems With a renewed emphasis on sustainable agriculture and food security, comes a … Continue reading Why Nitrogen cycling is a keystone indicator in sustaining soil health

Crop nutrient management using digital tool improves yield, reduces greenhouse gas emissions — Study

Use of field-specific fertiliser in Indo-Gangetic Plains (IGP) can increase grain yield and reduce greenhouse gas emissions compared with typical / traditional farmer fertilisation practices (FFP). They also lead to reduced costs and increased incomes for farmers. These were the … Continue reading Crop nutrient management using digital tool improves yield, reduces greenhouse gas emissions — Study

Analysis of beeswax adulteration with paraffin using GC/MS, FTIR-ATR and Raman spectroscopy

It is generally known that beeswax is falsified, and adulterated waxes are increasingly appearing in markets. Gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS), Fourier transform infrared and Raman spectroscopy techniques were used to assess changes in the composition of n-alkanes, fatty acids, monoesters, … Continue reading Analysis of beeswax adulteration with paraffin using GC/MS, FTIR-ATR and Raman spectroscopy

Factors influencing beekeepers income, productivity and welfare in developing countries: A review

Beekeeping has been increasingly been promoted in developing countries to create income-generating opportunities for marginalised people without exacerbating environmental degradation. While many successful programs have been implemented, there have also been projects with high resource inputs that have resulted in … Continue reading Factors influencing beekeepers income, productivity and welfare in developing countries: A review

Spices and Condiments in Ghana: Their Utilization in Comminuted Meat Products [Abstract]

Author: Darkwa Sarah Local spices were collected from seven major markets across Ghana, compiled and identified by their Scientific, Common and Local names, properties, part used and area found. Seven fresh pork sausages prepared using differing compositions of these spices … Continue reading Spices and Condiments in Ghana: Their Utilization in Comminuted Meat Products [Abstract]