Ifeanyi-obi and Obasi Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences Vol. 11(2), pp. 57-64, 2021 ISSN: 2276-7770 Copyright ©2021, the copyright of this article is retained by the author(s) https://gjournals.org/GJAS 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 Return to Content View [Full Article – PDF] [Full Article – HTML] [Full Article – EPUB] Post-Publication Peer-review Rundown View/get involved, click [Peer-review] REFERENCES Agwu, N.M., Nwachukwu, I.N. and Agwu, I.R. (2010). Analysis of Export performance of pineapple from Nigeria: 1999-2006. The Nigerian Agricultural Journal, 4(1): 144-149. Bradshaw B., H. Dolan, and B. Smit. 2004. Farm-level adaptation to climatic variability and change: Crop diversification in the Canadian prairies. Climatic Change, 67: 119–141. Bryan, E., and Behrman, J. (2013). 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