Constraints to Adoption of Climate Change Adaptation Strategies among Cassava Farming Households in Southwest Nigeria
|International Journal of Agriculture & Environmental Science|
|© 2021 by SSRG - IJAES Journal|
|Volume 8 Issue 2|
|Year of Publication : 2021|
|Authors : ATURAMU Oluyede Adeleke, Owoeye Rufus Sunday, Ijigbade Justin Orimisan|
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ATURAMU Oluyede Adeleke, Owoeye Rufus Sunday, Ijigbade Justin Orimisan, "Constraints to Adoption of Climate Change Adaptation Strategies among Cassava Farming Households in Southwest Nigeria," SSRG International Journal of Agriculture & Environmental Science, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 40-47, 2021. Crossref, https://doi.org/10.14445/23942568/IJAES-V8I2P107
The study was examined the effect of climate change adaptation strategies on cassava production in Southwest Nigeria, where two different agro-ecological zones (AEZ) (rain forest and savannah) were chosen for the study. The study selected 300 cassava producers from the two AEZs, i.e., 150 respondents from each zone for the study. Data analysis was carried out using descriptive statistics. The result showed that cassava farmers interviewed in the study area were still in their active age, fairly educated, virtually married, having long years of farming experience, well-informed, and aware of climate change, but failed to scale up their farming operations. The most commonly practiced climate adaptation strategies were; the use of improved varieties, multiple planting dates, increasing farm size, mulching, farm plot fragmentation, and crop diversification, while the mostly reported challenges to climate change adaptation strategies were; insufficient access and awareness about the program on climate change adaptation, inadequate access to weather and climate forecast information, cost of labor and high cost of improved crop varieties. The study recommended that farmers, via extension agents, should be encouraged to practice multiple adaptation strategies.
Constraints, climate change, adaptation strategies, cassava farmers
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