Utilization of Typha Grass as Alternative Energy Source and Income Generation in Hadejia-Nguru Wetlands of Nigeria

K.B. Ajoku, I.G. Audu & P.A. Onwualu
Typha grass (Cattail or Kachala) is a plant species of water invasive that under favourable condition proliferates and covers water ways and become difficult to control. The Hadejia­Nguru Wetlands are extensive area of flood plain in North­eastern part of Nigeria. In the wetlands and other parts of the Hadejia­Jamar’are­Komadugu­Yobe Basin, the invasion by Typha grass (Typha capensis) for over a decade constituted an alarming threat to the economy and ecology of the area. The paper...