• NON-ALIGNMENT
    GOVERNMENT

    NON-ALIGNMENT

    Non-alignment may be defined as non-commitment of a nation to either the West or the East on any international issue. It is mostly associated with neutrality in the face of mounting tension in the world, especially, between the super powers in the era of cold war. Non-alignment is a foreign policy orientation which allows nations (especially the third world countries) to discuss and assess international issues objectively not considering whether the West or the East has anything to offer.   ORIGIN OF NON-ALIGNED MOVEMENT It is an international movement drawn from different countries of the world and mostly third world countries in Africa, Latin America, the caribbean, Asia, Europe etc.…

  • NASTIC AND TACTIC MOVEMENT
    BIOLOGY

    NASTIC AND TACTIC MOVEMENT

    Nastic/sleeping movements The pinnate and bipinnate leaves of many leguminous plants open and close as a result of certain changes in temperature, light intensity or humidity of the atmosphere. The process which is however gradual is known as “sleeping movement” and occurs in such leaves as St. Thomas plant, and cassia. Flowers of certain plants are known to open only at certain time of the day. A good example is the “Four O’clock” plant which opens at about 4 pm daily. Sunflower changes its direction to face the sun. The flowers of”Snake tomato” remain closed during hot day and open at night or under conditions of high humidity. These flowers…

  • PASTORAL AND NOMADIC FARMING
    AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE

    PASTORAL AND NOMADIC FARMING

    Pastoral farming: This is a system of farming whereby grazing animals such as cattle, sheep and goats are kept. The farmer who is known as the herdsman may manage his animals by moving them from one place to another, in search of fresh grazing area (nomadic herding) or by settling them in an organised place (ranch), where they are properly cared for and provided for. During the movement period, the animals are often exposed to a lot of danger such as sustaining injuries, pests and disease attacks, etc.   Nomadic farming: This is essentially the movement of the herdsman and his flock from one place to another, in search of…

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