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Article Number - 4605B0148261

Vol.7(9), pp. 176-184 , November 2014
DOI: 10.5897/JGRP2013.0405
ISSN: 2070-1845

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An appraisal of climate change and agriculture in Nigeria

Suleiman Iguda Ladan
  • Suleiman Iguda Ladan
  • Department of Basic and Applied Sciences, Hassan Usman Katsina Polytechnic, Katsina, Katsina State, Nigeria.
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 Received: 03 August 2013  Accepted: 26 September 2014  Published: 30 November 2014

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This article is published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0

Climate change is a phenomenon that has the potential of affecting all natural and human systems and may be a threat to human development. This is particularly the case in developing countries. This paper is a theoretical article that uses secondary sources of data including weather events that occurred recently to appraise climate change and agriculture in Nigeria. The results have shown that human activities are largely responsible for climate change experienced in different parts of the globe today. These activities have led to increased concentration of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere and they are associated with the industrialised countries and some emerging nations. Agriculture in Nigeria is entirely dependent on climate and changes in climate are bound to affect it. This paper found out that climate change has already had a negative impact on agriculture in Nigeria especially in the last few years. It is therefore recommended that conscious efforts should be made towards mitigating the impacts of climate change on agriculture in Nigeria.

Keywords: Climate change, Agriculture, Nigeria.

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APA Ladan, S. I. (2014). An appraisal of climate change and agriculture in Nigeria. Journal of Geography and Regional Planning, 7(9), 176-184.
Chicago Suleiman Iguda Ladan. "An appraisal of climate change and agriculture in Nigeria." Journal of Geography and Regional Planning 7, no. 9 (2014): 176-184.
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DOI 10.5897/JGRP2013.0405

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