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Farmers’ Perception of the Effects of Land Degradation on Agricultural Activities in Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State, Nigeria

Oluwole Matthew Akinnagbe ; Department of Agricultural Extension, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria
Ejovwoke Umukoro ; Department of Agricultural Extension, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria

Puni tekst: engleski, pdf (183 KB) str. 135-141 preuzimanja: 533* citiraj
APA 6th Edition
Akinnagbe, O.M. i Umukoro, E. (2011). Farmers’ Perception of the Effects of Land Degradation on Agricultural Activities in Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State, Nigeria. Agriculturae Conspectus Scientificus, 76 (2), 135-141. Preuzeto s https://hrcak.srce.hr/70649
MLA 8th Edition
Akinnagbe, Oluwole Matthew i Ejovwoke Umukoro. "Farmers’ Perception of the Effects of Land Degradation on Agricultural Activities in Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State, Nigeria." Agriculturae Conspectus Scientificus, vol. 76, br. 2, 2011, str. 135-141. https://hrcak.srce.hr/70649. Citirano 21.10.2021.
Chicago 17th Edition
Akinnagbe, Oluwole Matthew i Ejovwoke Umukoro. "Farmers’ Perception of the Effects of Land Degradation on Agricultural Activities in Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State, Nigeria." Agriculturae Conspectus Scientificus 76, br. 2 (2011): 135-141. https://hrcak.srce.hr/70649
Harvard
Akinnagbe, O.M., i Umukoro, E. (2011). 'Farmers’ Perception of the Effects of Land Degradation on Agricultural Activities in Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State, Nigeria', Agriculturae Conspectus Scientificus, 76(2), str. 135-141. Preuzeto s: https://hrcak.srce.hr/70649 (Datum pristupa: 21.10.2021.)
Vancouver
Akinnagbe OM, Umukoro E. Farmers’ Perception of the Effects of Land Degradation on Agricultural Activities in Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State, Nigeria. Agriculturae Conspectus Scientificus [Internet]. 2011 [pristupljeno 21.10.2021.];76(2):135-141. Dostupno na: https://hrcak.srce.hr/70649
IEEE
O.M. Akinnagbe i E. Umukoro, "Farmers’ Perception of the Effects of Land Degradation on Agricultural Activities in Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State, Nigeria", Agriculturae Conspectus Scientificus, vol.76, br. 2, str. 135-141, 2011. [Online]. Dostupno na: https://hrcak.srce.hr/70649. [Citirano: 21.10.2021.]

Sažetak
One of the most serious problems currently affecting agricultural productivity in developing countries of the tropics, including Nigeria, is land degradation. This study assessed the farmers’ perception of the effects of land degradation on agricultural activities in Ethiopia East LGA of Delta State. A multi-stage sampling technique was used in the selection of the respondents. A total of 60 farmers were randomly selected through the use of structured interview schedule. The data were analyzed using frequency, percentage and mean statistic. The results of the study revealed that, the major causes of land degradation as perceived by the farmers in the area included: accelerated erosion ( x =1.87), deforestation ( x =1.72), non-adoption of adequate soil conservation measures ( x =1.37), administrative and institutional problems ( x =1.70) and exploration of crude oil ( x =1.70). The perceived major effects of land degradation on agricultural production were: decrease in farm land available for cultivation ( x =3.85), reduction in farm yields/output ( =3.82) and loss of nutrients/ organic matter ( x =3.81). To restore, sustain and enhance the productive and protective functions of the land in the area, the study recommended soil productivity restoration approaches {application of manure ( x =2.00), mixed cropping ( x =1.92), crop rotation ( x =1.18)} and effective stakeholders participation in land use planning and management ( x =1.78).

Ključne riječi
effects; land degradation; agricultural activities; Delta State; Nigeria

Hrčak ID: 70649

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/70649

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