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International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
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Combating Climate Change In Nigeria: An Evaluation Of Farmers' Adoption Of Climate Change Adaptation Technologies - A Case Study Of Obudu Agricultural Zone Of Cross- River State, Nigeria

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Agbarevo, M.N.Benjamin



Key words: Evaluation, farmers, adoption, climate, change, adaptation, technologies.



Abstract: Climate change and its effects have become a major developmental challenge of Africa in the millennium. The problem of environmental degradation and decreased agricultural production are some of its major effects. The study was , therefore ,conducted to evaluate the extent of adoption of climate change adaptation technologies by farmers in Obudu Agricultural zone of Cross River State. In conducting the study, 136 farmers participating in the Agricultural Development Programme (ADP) in Obudu were randomly selected. The data for the study was collected by means of a structured questionnaire to which the farmers responded. The data collected was analyzed using both descriptive and inferential statistics. The t-test was used for testing the significance of difference between the population and sample means. The study found that few of the climate change adaptation technologies recorded very high adoption levels. It also found no significant difference between the sample and population means. The null hypothesis that there is no significant difference between the sample and population means was accepted at 0.05 level of significance, while the alternative hypothesis was rejected. Some recommendations were made to increase the number of farmers participating in the ADP programs as well as improve adoption of climate change adaptation and natural conservation technologies.



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