ADAPTATION STRATEGIES TO MITIGATE EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON FOOD CROPS PRODUCTION IN OYO STATE

Adebisi Gbadebo(Federal College of Animal Health and Production Technology)
Owolade E. O.(Federal College of Animal Health and Production Technology)
Alonge G. O(Federal College of Animal Health and Production Technology)
Olatoye C. O(Federal College of Animal Health and Production Technology)

Abstract


The study assessed the adaptation strategies to mitigate effects of climate change on food crops production in Oyo State. Multi stage sampling procedure was used in selecting 120 respondents for the study. Primary data was collected through interview schedule and it was analyzed using both descriptive and inferential statistics. Results revealed that majority (84.2%) of the respondents were male, married (92.5%) and the crop they mainly cultivated are maize (45.8%) and cassava(37.5%). Further results revealed that majority (70.0%) have knowledge of climate change, majority (84.17%) regularly accessed information on climate change through radio and 88.3%  of them claimed to adopt planting crops favorable for the present weather condition as an adaptation strategies to mitigate the effect of climate change more frequently.  Correlation and Chi-square analysis revealed that there existed a relationship between household size (r= -0.089; p=0.002); knowledge (r= -0.157; p= 0.002), educational level of farmers (X2= 4.861; p= 0.003) and adaptation strategies to climate change effects among the food crops farmer..It was recommended that food crop farmers should be better educated and sensitized in order for them to be better acquainted with coping mechanisms and adaptation strategies that are currently been proffered by research.


Keywords


Adaptation strategies; Climate change effects; Food crop farmers;

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.36956/njas.v2i2.113

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