African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6559

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The role of agroforestry for climate change adaptation in Wamakko Local Government Area, Sokoto State, Nigeria.

Gwimmi, D. P, Bello, A.G, Umar, I, Ambursa, A.S., Atiku, M, Nafiu A. K., Wele, H. K.

  •  Received: 20 March 2019
  •  Accepted: 04 July 2019
The study assessed agroforestry for climate change adaptation in Wamakko Local Government area of Sokoto State. Four (4) districts were purposively selected for the study base on the dominance of agroforestry practices in the study areas. Two villages were randomly selected from each of the selected districts. From each village, 30 farmers were conveniently selected given a total sample size of 240 respondents. Structured questionnaire were administered, retrieved and analysed. Data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential (chi-square) statistics. Results of the study indicated that, majority (70.8%) of the farmers were within the age bracket of 15 to 30 years and 78.3 percent were married and they had attended at least one form of formal education or the other. Furthermore, 79 percent source information about climate change from family and friends, but only 4.2 percent got their information about climate change from internet and newspaper. In addition, 52.1 percent stated that high temperature was the main climate change experience they had. Majority (wms=3.87) of the farmers stated that dispersed tree on cropland was highly practiced. The results also revealed that age, marital status, family size, primary occupation, and farming experience were not significantly related with the idea of agroforestry. However educational status and land size was found to relate with agroforestry as a tool for climate change. To encourage agroforestry practice, incentives through the distribution of improved tree seedlings would assist greatly.

Keywords: Agroforestry, Climatechange, Adaptation.