PERFORMANCE OF TWO AGRO-HYDROLOGICAL MODELS IN SIMULATING SOIL WATER BALANCE OF A RAINFED MAIZE FIELD

ABSTRACT Roles of water balance components in any agro-ecological system are indispensible for most physical and physiological processes within the soil-plant-atmosphere system. The performance of two agro-hydrological models: the Soil-Water-Atmosphere-Plant (SWAP) and Irrigation Scheduling Impact Assessment model (ISIAMOD) in simulating… Read More

DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION AND PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF AN AXIAL-FLOW MILLET THRESHER

ABSTRACT Existing millet threshers have not been performing up to expectation. Based on this, the physical properties of pearl millet grains were determined and used to design an axial-flow millet thresher. The length, width, thickness, geometric diameter, sphericity, surface area… Read More

ANALYSIS OF FOOD SECURITY AND POVERTY STATUS AMONG HOUSEHOLDS

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1   BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY Food security is a concept that has evolved during the 1990s far beyond a traditional focus on the supply of food at the national level. This concept has been given general… Read More