Asian Science Citation Index is committed to provide an authoritative, trusted and significant information by the coverage of the most important and influential journals to meet the needs of the global scientific community.  
ASCI Database
308-Lasani Town,
Sargodha Road,
Faisalabad, Pakistan
Fax: +92-41-8815544
Contact Via Web
Suggest a Journal
Agricultural Journal
Year: 2013  |  Volume: 8  |  Issue: 1  |  Page No.: 17 - 21

Effects of Climate Change on Rice Farming in Ardo Kola Local Government Area of Taraba State, Nigeria

I. Emodi Angela and H. Bonjoru Fidelis    

Abstract: The study examined effects of climate change on rice farmers in Taraba State. Purposive and multi-stage random sampling techniques were used in selecting 350 respondents. Data were collected using structured interview schedule and analyzed using descriptive statistics. Result showed that 80.0% of the respondents were male, 34.0% were in the age range of 34-40 years, 48.0% married and 48% single while 4.0% had no formal education. About 80.0% of the farmers had >20 years of farming experience; while, the average household size was 9 persons with 64.0% within the range of 6-10 persons per household. The findings further showed that mobile phones (96.0%) was the major source of information on climate change. However, stunted growth of rice plant ( = 3.95) and drying up of streams ( = 3.85) were perceived as major effects of climate change in rice production. Changing from upland rice farming to livestock keeping (88.30%), use of climate change resistant rice varieties (85.47%), development and adoption of climate resilient rice varieties and changing from rice farming to marketing and processing of paddy (83.51%) were the major adaptation measures to climate change in rice production among farmers. Adaptation strategies perceived by farmers included need for extension services/training on recent climate change ( = 3.15), treating rice seeds against pests/diseases before planting ( = 3.08). The study recommends the need for government to provide farmers with rice technologies which are adaptive to climate change in the study area.

Fulltext    |   Related Articles   |   Back
   
 
 
 
  Related Articles

 
 
 
 
 
 
Copyright   |   Desclaimer   |    Privacy Policy   |   Browsers   |   Accessibility