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Ifeanyi-obi and Obasi

Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences

Vol. 11(2), pp. 57-64, 2021

ISSN: 2276-7770

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Determinants of Climate Change Adaptation Strategies Used by Compound Farmers in Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State

 

 

*Ifeanyi-obi, C.C; Obasi, E.U

 

 

Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Port Harcourt, Rivers state, Nigeria

 

 

 

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ABSTRACT

 

Article No.: 022421021

Type: Research

 

 

The study identified determinants of climate change adaptation strategies used by compound farmers in Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers state. One hundred and twenty crop farmers were selected for the study using two stage sampling procedure. Data was collected with the aid of questionnaire complemented with interview schedule and analyzed using both descriptive statistics and inferential statistics namely, percentages, frequency, mean and ordinary Least Square regression Analysis (OLS). The result of the study showed that compound farmer’s major source of climate change information is through fellow farmers (81%). The major adaptation strategies used by the compound farmers were changing of planting and harvesting date (=3.5), more frequent weeding (=3.5), planting of different crop varieties(=3.4), crop rotation (=3.4) and application of indigenous knowledge. Ordinary least square regression analysis showed that a significant relationship exists between the choice of adaptation strategies used by compound farmers and their socioeconomic characteristics with an f-value of 22.456 which was significant at both 0.01 and 0.05 probability level. It is important that adaptation efforts by both government and intervention agencies recognize gender roles to make it more effective.

 

 

Accepted:  25/02/2021

Published: 27/05/2021

 

*Corresponding Author

Ifeanyi-obi, C.C

E-mail: clara.ifeanyi-obi@ uniport.edu.ng

Phone: +2348033397055

 

Keywords:

gender; age; educational level; climate change; adaptation strategies; determinants

 

 


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Cite this Article: Ifeanyi-obi, CC; Obasi, EU (2021). Determinants of Climate Change Adaptation Strategies Used by Compound Farmers in Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State. Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences 11(2): 57-64.

 


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