EFFECT OF LIVELIHOOD FACTORS ON CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION PRACTICES AMONG FARMERS IN SOUTH-EAST NIGERIA: QUANTITATIVE APPROACH

  • O.G. Oti Department of Agricultural Economics, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike
Keywords: Activity-based adaptation, water management, livelihood factors, and Southeast Nigeria

Abstract

The study investigated livelihood factors that affect climate change adaptation practices of farmers in Southeast
Nigeria. Primary data were used in the study, and analysed using descriptive statistics, activity-based adaptation
index (AAI) and multiple regression. The farm practices of the farmers were 74% effective for climate change
adaptation, while water management was their most effective (82%) climate change adaptation strategy. Their
level of climate change adaptation was 64%, which was significantly influenced by the occurrence of natural
disasters, farm size, access to healthcare centres, credit facilities, age, farming experience, membership of
cooperatives and income. The study recommends the adoption of more effective climate change adaptation
practices, and increased farmers' access to more lands for farming, extension contact, credit at little or no interest
rates and healthcare centres.

Published
2020-08-30

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