International Journal of Agriculture Extension and Social Development
2022, Vol. 5, Issue 1, Part A
Crop farmers' perceptions on climate change's impact on farm produce in Gwagwalada area Council, Abuja
Egbe George Desmond, Sennuga Samson Olayemi, Lai-Solarin Winifred Ifeoma and Adeoye Wasiu Adelabu
In Gwagwalada Area Council, Abuja, the study looked at crop producers' assessments of the consequences of climate change on farm produce. To sample 100 people, a basic random sampling procedure was used. The information gathered was evaluated with descriptive statistics. The purpose of the study was to discover several climatic elements that can effect farming systems, such as dawn (high temperature), rainfall, coldness, wind, and so on. High temperatures can affect crop yields, and severe rainfall can induce flooding and wash away nutrients in soil, rendering it inappropriate for planting, according to the study. Farmers are aware of a range of elements that can contribute to climate change, such as changes in rainfall, strong wind, high temperatures, and a lack of rainfall, according to the study's findings. The responders were on average 20 years old, with males accounting for 83 percent and females for 17 percent. It was also suggested that while organizing training programs, extension organizations consider the farmers' low level of education to ensure that they get the most out of the programs. Personal observation, family and friends, and personal observation, respectively, accounted for 40% and 23% of the climate change information available to rural farmers in the study area, with personal observation accounting for 63 percent of the climate change information available to farmers. According to the report, the communication gap between researchers and extension agents should be bridged. Extension professionals will be able to use this information to assist farmers in adjusting to the negative consequences of climate change.
Egbe George Desmond, Sennuga Samson Olayemi, Lai-Solarin Winifred Ifeoma, Adeoye Wasiu Adelabu. Crop farmers' perceptions on climate change's impact on farm produce in Gwagwalada area Council, Abuja. Int J Agric Extension Social Dev 2022;5(1):15-20. DOI: 10.33545/26180723.2022.v5.i1a.118