Journal of
Geography and Regional Planning

  • Abbreviation: J. Geogr. Reg. Plann.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2070-1845
  • DOI: 10.5897/JGRP
  • Start Year: 2008
  • Published Articles: 386

Full Length Research Paper

Assessment of poor resource farmers’ level of awareness on climate change and adaptation/mitigation strategies in selected rural areas in Oyo State, Southwest, Nigeria

  Adetayo, Adewale. O.1* and Owolade, Esther. O.2        
  1Institute of Agricultural Research and Training, Obafemi Awolowo University, P.M.B. 5029, Moor Plantation, Ibadan, Nigeria. 2Federal College of Animal Health and Production Technology, Moor Plantation, P.M.B 5029, Ibadan, Nigeria.
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  •  Accepted: 16 January 2013
  •  Published: 30 April 2013

Abstract

 

Climate change is a phenomenon that is currently in dire need of a wide range of publicity and other measures in order to adapt and mitigate its effect on the society. This study examined the level of climate change awareness among the poor resource farmers in some selected local government areas of Oyo state. A structured questionnaire titled "Climate Change Awareness Questionnaire (CCAQ)" was administered on a sample of 240 households. Data collected were analyzed using descriptive statistical tools such as frequency counts and percentage as well as cross table analysis. Findings indicated that the level of climate change awareness was generally low among the resource poor farmers. Agricultural extentionist can play an important role in educating the farmers about climate change, mitigation and adaptation.

 

Key words: Climate change, awareness, adaptation strategies, mitigation strategies, rural areas.