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Issues of Climate Change, Impact, and Adaptation Strategies in Nigeria

Issues of Climate Change, Impact, and Adaptation Strategies in Nigeria
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Author(s): Nwakor Flora Ngozi (NRCRI Umudike, Nigeria), Amadi C. Okey (NRCRI Umudike, Nigeria), Okwusi Moses Chukwunwike (NRCRI Umudike, Nigeria) and Adiele Ezekiel Chinyere (NRCRI Umudike, Nigeria)
Copyright: 2017
Pages: 16
Source title: Sustainable Potato Production and the Impact of Climate Change
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Sunil Londhe (International Centre for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF), India)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-1715-3.ch009


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Climate change is a global problem affecting agricultural production, a good adaptation strategy for this phenomena should be sought for increase agricultural production. The study was conducted in Nigeria to assess the Impact of Climate Change on root and tuber crops production among farmers in Nigeria. Secondary data were used for the study, they were collected from NRCRI Umudike and other individual publications. The result shows that climate change had negative impact on root and tubers crops production including potato. Adaptation of Agriculture to climate change in the areas of crop and animal production, post harvest activities and capacity building, divers friction of livelihood sources through the use of different farming methods and improved agricultural practices will help to reduce the impact of climate change. Examples are establishment of forestry, generation of improved and disease resistance crop varieties addition of value into agricultural products and post harvest activities for climate change adaptation and sustainable development.

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