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Climate Change: A Threat to Agricultural Production in Nigeria

MO Onuh, NC Ohazurike

Abstract


In recent times, climate change has generated a global issue of discourse, because of its potential effects on the human interest, including agriculture. It is observed that absence of rapid response strategies to both short and long term climate change, including climate variability will have significant effect on the agricultural production. Climate change is of serious concern to Nigeria because of its effects on agricultural production and food security. This paper discussed on the general climate and climate components and the impact of their possible change on the Nigeria agriculture. The paper recommended the development and reporting of national inventories of green house gas emission sources and sinks; prompt and rapid forecasting and strategizing for potential climate change threat on Nigeria food production.

Keywords: Agriculture; Agricultural production; Climate variability; Food  security




http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/jafs.v9i1.2
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