PERCEPTION OF FARMERS ON THE EFFECT OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON FARM PRODUCE

ABSTRACT

The research was carried out based on the perception of farmers of the effect of climate change on farm produce.

 

The aim of the study was to identify various climatic factors  that can affect farming system which include sunrise (hot temperature), winter, equinox, rainfall, summer, coldness, wind etc and also places where lakes, rivers ocean / sea, stream, rocks/ hills forest etc are available .

 

Critically, the study revealed that rainfall and dry season are the common features in Nigerian climate which are the natural determinant for farm produce.

 

The study assessed the problems associated with climate change and how farmers can cope with such effects.

 

It was deduced  from the study that high temperature can be harmful to crop produce and excessive rainfall can result  to  flooding and washing off nutrients in soil and making it unfit for planting.

 

The study revealed facts that farmers are aware of  numerous factors that  can be responsible for climate change such as changes  in rainfall, excessive wind, high temperature and  shortage of rainfall.

The research was carried out in Lagos State Agricultural Supply Input Authority, Ojo Lagos State.

 

Sixty (60) respondents were selected as the sample size for the study. The three (3) null (Ho) hypothesis formulated for the study were all rejected and the alternate forms were accepted.

The instrument for the study was the questionnaires and it contained (30) thirty research questions.

 

Discussions and findings were based on the outcome of the responses.

The researcher holds confidence that if the finding and discussions made in this study are given due  consideration and implemented, it will go a long way to enable our  farmers to cope with climate change to enhance farm produce.          

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