Ifeanyi Obi And Obasi

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

 

 

 

ARTICLE INFO

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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