Extension Services Strategies in Adaptation to Climate Change in Oyo State, Nigeria.

Ayanwuyi, Emmanuel


The paper examined the extension service strategies in adaptation to climate change in Oyo State Nigeria. A multistage sampling technique was used in selecting 96 respondents. Descriptive statistics was used in analyzed the data collected for the study. Results show that impacts of climate change experienced by the respondents are shortage of water for human and live stock, Shortage of pasture for grazing animals and Reduction in household income result to high rate of school dropout. While respondents adopted enterprise choice, conservation agricultural practices and early warning system as the adaptation strategies to climate change in the study area. The perceived roles of extension agents in capacity building on climate change adaptation strategies are: use of demonstration methods in teaching farmers on the strategies to adapt to climate change, use of farmer to farmer extension strategies, and dissemination of innovation. The study find that low level of funding, change in government policy, difficult challenge in mobility and lack of access to information are the constraints that hindered adoption of adaptation strategies to climate change in the study area. There should be stability in government in order to influence continuity of any  planned programme for the sustainability of agriculture especially at this period that climate change is threaten  settlement, live and agriculture.

Key words: Extension, Strategies, Adaptation, Climate change, Oyo State.

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