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Vulnerability of food crop farmers to climate change in south eastern nigeria

  • Authors Details :  
  • C. Chikezie,  
  • U. C. Ibekwe,  
  • D. O. Ohajianya,  
  • J. S. Orebiyi,  
  • O. B. Ibeagwa

Journal title : Asian Journal of Agricultural Extension, Economics & Sociology

Publisher : Sciencedomain International

Online ISSN : 2320-7027

Page Number : 1-8

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Micro-level assessment of vulnerability to climate change creates basis for policy formulation. The study specifically ascertained the levels and determinants of vulnerability to climate change among selected food crop farmers. Data collected were analysed using descriptive statistics and ordinary least square regression analysis. The result revealed that 15.95%, 68.97% and 15.08% of the households were highly vulnerable, moderately vulnerable and less vulnerable to climate change respectively. This implies a varied effect on crop farmers. The result also showed that amount saved, extension contacts, household expenditure and value of crop were significant at 1% level. The study recommended the provision of basic amenities and soft loans to farmers as well as an improvement in extension services. It also advocated the introduction of effective climate change mitigation and adaptive measures to boost agricultural output in their area.

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