The Development And Adoption Of Improved Land Management Practices Under The Intensified Agricultural Production System In Anambra State, Nigeria
AbstractIn present day Anambra State, increased population densities, growing food and market demands, urbanization, proximity to major road infrastructure, soil conditions and deterioration in quality of land for agricultural purposes have brought about reduced agricultural productivity. These changes have resulted to increasing socio-economic pressure on land and differential access to farmland and intensification of cultivation with far-reaching consequences for land-use management practices and the sustainability of the agricultural system. Severe soil fertility and productivity decline, ecological damages including soil erosion losses, flood and gullies are some of the out comes of the uncontrolled land-use and agricultural intensification in the state. These problems might worsen in future due to the fragile, heavily weathered and leached nature of the soil. This situation can only be corrected by the incorporation of improved soil conservation practices in our farming system through acceleration of farmer\'s adoption rates of the recommended innovations.
Key words: Adoption, Improved Land Management Practices, Intensified Agricultural Production System
Journal Of Agriculture And Social Research Vol. 5 (1) 2005: 54-61