Adaptation Practices to Climate Change Among Rice Farmers in Anambra State of Nigeria
AbstractThe study examined adaptation practices to climate change among rice farmers in Anambra State, Nigeria. Data were collected from 100 rice farmers by the combination of multistage, purposive and simple random sampling techniques, through the use of interview schedule. Percentage and mean statistics were used for data analysis. The results showed that majority (80.0%) of the respondents were aware of climate change and its adaptation measures in rice production included the use of improved varieties, growing flood and pest / disease resistant varieties, diversification in crop production, multiple cropping, adoption of minimum/zero tillage, adjusting the planting calendar and moderate use of agro-chemicals and fertilizers among others. The need for active collaboration among the rice farmers and other stakeholders to create more awareness and scale-up the identified adaptation measures and the development of new ones was recommended.
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