Sustainable land management practices used by farm households for climate change adaptation in south east Nigeria
The study determined the sustainable land management (SLM) practices used by farm households for climate change adaptation in South East Nigeria. Four hundred farm households selected through a multistage random sampling procedure from Enugu and Ebonyi States of Southeast Nigeria were interviewed for the study. Probit model was employed in estimating the determinants of SLM. Findings revealed that the predominant SLM practice is mulching/surface cover and the likelihood of use of mulching significantly increases with number of years the household head spent in school by 6 percent, and increased access to climate change information increased use by 27 percent. The study recommends that the government and civil society should provide information on climate change to the farm households through extension agents, enhance farm household’s knowledge on climate change and provide incentives to enhance their income to facilitate the use of SLM by farm households in climate change adaptation.
Keywords: Sustainable land management, climate change, Adaptation, Farm households
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