Assessment of the vulnerability and adaptability to climate change by farming communities in Nigeria

by Kenobi Krukru
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Publisher: GRIN Verlag

Publication Date: December 29, 2016

ISBN: 9783668267565

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Seminar paper from the year 2016 in the subject Geography / Earth Science - Meteorology, Aeronomy, Climatology, grade: 2'1, , course: Soil Science, language: English, abstract: This study focused on the assessment of the vulnerability and adaptability to climate change by farming communities in Sardauna Local Government Area of Taraba State. Four research questions were developed in line with the purpose of the study, and four correspondent hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. Relevant literatures were reviewed to cover the variables under investigation. The population of the study was 100 registered farmers in the local government area. Purposive sampling technique was used to select the population from 11 political wards of Sardauna. Data for the study were obtained by the use of a questionnaire at 0.05 level of significance and 99 degree of freedom. From the analysis, it was found that flood, desertification, land degradation, cessation of rain and drought are the major indicators of climate change in Nigeria. Insufficient extension services, lack of farmers enlightenment, negligence of government, religious/traditional believes of farmers and low farmers income are found to be major reasons the farming communities are highly vulnerable to climate change. Based on the above findings, conclusion, recommendations and suggestions for further studies were made.

Kenobi Gabriel Krukru is a freelance researcher that resides in Nigeria. He is interested in research, Sports and spreading knowledge all over the world. More specifically, he assists students and scholars in writing their research papers.