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ISSN : 2456-8643

Title:
SOURCES OF INFORMATION TO CLIMATE EVENTS AND ADOPTION OF COPING PRACTICES BY ARABLE CROPS FARMERS IN KANO STATE NIGERIA

Authors:
Abbas, M.N.,Aminu, H., Ahmed,S.S.,Abubakar,R.A.,Sabo,U.I.,Barkindo, M. A. , Nigeria

Abstract:
Agriculture is among factors affecting environment in satisfying human daily needs which tremendously contributes to climate change, to help in understanding of change farmersí perception of climate change and knowledge sources at local levels was examined. A total 250 farmers were sampled through stratified random sampling techniques. The data and information gathered via returned instruments (88%) were analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics. The results revealed that male respondents accounted for 92.2% as the majority while female farmers accounted for 7.8% of farmers and mean(33) years. More than 86.53% had education background, 75.46% perceived changes in temperature, wind action (8.18%), sunlight (86.3%),flood and change in the rainy days(90.9%) while (74.55) of farmers had changed their cropping patterns,42.8% farmers obtained their information on climate change from extension agents (22.3%) while 17.8% acquired Knowledge from interactions of friends and families and NGOs(.4%).Cover cropping(80.90%)5th, planting economic trees(82.47%)4th,mixed farming (77.27%)7th and early maturing vanities(1965)1st and other practices were adopted in coping with changes. Some of the problems identified were lack of improved sustainable technologies, lack of regular update on effects of climate change on their production practices. The study recommends boosting production support mechanism for farmersí climate change awareness, improvement in Agricultural agency services-farmers delivery mechanisms, appropriate technology strategies and availability of high-yielding varieties.

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