Farmer’s adaptation to climate change in Ondo State, Nigeria: A gender analysis


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In combating the problem created by adverse climatic change, farmers in the areas had been introduced to climate change adaptation practices for the purposes of increasing yields for better livelihood and food security. The study used a multi-stage sampling technique to collect information from 120 respondents. Data collected were subjected to descriptive, gross margin, and multinomial logit analyses. Results of the descriptive analyses reveal that the mean age of the male farmers was
46.3 years while that of the female farmers was 45.5 years. The mean farm sizes were 3.8 hectares and 1.4 hectare for male and female farmers, respectively. The results of the gross margin analysis reveal that the total revenue to average male maize farmers was N101,443.8 and that of an average female farmer was N78,551.1. The gross margin for an average male farmer was N71,905.8 while that of an average female farmer was N58,098. Multinomial logit analysis revealed that credit access positively influenced mulching, irrigation, and tree planting practices. Extension visits positively influenced varying times of planting and tree planting practices. Government and development agencies should introduce policies and programmes that would enhance strong and virile extension and credit units.


Agriculture is an important sector in Nigeria as it pro-
vides employment for over 60 percent of the entire
population. This population operates subsistence agri-
culture which is almost entirely weathered dependent
(Sofoluwe et al., 2011). The declining productivity of
agricultural crops and food wastes had been traced to
adverse climatic change and variability. Climate change
and variability (CC and V) is rapidly emerging as one of
the most serious global problems (Mary and Majule,
2009). Rising temperature and changes in rainfall
patterns have direct effects on crop yields, as well as
indirect effects through changes in irrigation water
availability. These as well affect many sectors in the
world and are considered to be one of the most serious
threats to sustainable development with adverse impact
on the environment, human health, food security, economic activities, natural resources, and physical infrastructure
(IPCC, 2007; Huq et al., 2006, Adeloye and Sotomi,

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Agricultural Economics

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