Issues in Climate Smart Agriculture in Southeastern Nigeria

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E. O. Okoro
V. U. Okwu- Delunzu
C. S. Ofordu

Abstract

Farming is a prime livelihood activity of people of Southeast (SE) Nigeria. In the age of climate change, farmers have to cope with highly variable, short and unpredicted rainfall to sustain their enterprise. This study reviews the effects of climate change on agriculture production, identifies farmer's views on the impact of climate change on crop production in the southeast, reviews the adoption of CSA in Nigeria and identifies the importance of climate information service in agriculture in Southeast Nigeria. From the review, farmers within the SE are aware of climate change and they have adopted improved innovative strategies to adapt to the negative implication associated with climate change and variability but more awareness is needed in the area of climate information services (CIS) to assist them to cope better. Therefore, this study recommends the Participatory Integrated Climate Services for Agriculture (PICSA) approach to educate farmers more on how to manage their enterprise in the face of climate change and variability.

Keywords:
Climate-smart, agriculture, farmers, mitigation, adaptation

Article Details

How to Cite
Okoro, E. O., Delunzu, V. U. O.-, & Ofordu, C. S. (2020). Issues in Climate Smart Agriculture in Southeastern Nigeria. International Journal of Environment and Climate Change, 10(9), 190-200. https://doi.org/10.9734/ijecc/2020/v10i930240
Section
Review Article

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