International Journal of Agriculture and Food Science

International Journal of Agriculture and Food Science

Vol. 3, Issue 2, Part A (2021)

Climate change adaptation and coping strategies among arable crop farmers in Adamawa state, Nigeria

Author(s):

Yohanna I, Madu U A, Madugu A, Garba A

Abstract:
The study analyzed Climate Change Adaptation and coping Strategies among Arable Crop Farmers in Adamawa State and specifically: described the socio-economic characteristics of the respondents and ascertained the climate change adaptation strategies employed by the respondents in the study area. A multi-stage random sampling technique was adopted to select 232 respondents for the study. Frequency counts, percentages and means were used to analyze the data of the study. Result revealed that, 58% of the respondents were below the mean age (41 years). Majority (66.6%) were male and 69% were married, with 78% of them having acquired one form of formal education or another. The mean farm size, year of farming experience and household size were 4.1 hectares, 16 years, and 8 people respectively. Full-time farmers constituted 66.8%. Most arable crop farmers in the study area had already developed one form of adaptation initiative or another to cope with the effect of climate change but majority of them practiced mixed cropping as the most used adaptation strategy to cope with the effect of climate change. However, insurance cover was not adopted by the respondents as a means of adaptation strategy. It is recommended that, farmers should be educated on the importance of insurance cover as the means of adaptation and coping strategy.

Pages: 23-27  |  20 Views  2 Downloads

How to cite this article:
Yohanna I, Madu U A, Madugu A, Garba A. Climate change adaptation and coping strategies among arable crop farmers in Adamawa state, Nigeria. Int. J. Agric. Food Sci. 2021;3(2):23-27.