Effect of Climate Change on Arable Crop Farmers Productivity in Ibarapa Centra Local Government Area of Oyo State Nigeria

Sadiq, Musiala. M., Oladoyinbo, Oluseun. B., Ogunsola, Tolulope. O., Oyelere, Gbolahan. O., Olagoke, Olusola. O., Oluwafemi, Z. O


The study was an analysis of the Effect of climate change on arable crop farmers’ productivity in ibarapa central local government of Oyo state, Nigeria.  Primary data were collected using structured interview guide, administered on 100 arable crop farmers using multistage sampling technique. Data collected were analyzed using descriptive statistics (frequency and percentage) and inferential (partial correlation) statistical tools. The result showed that the mean age was 47.6years while 97% were married. However 97.00% of the arable crop farmers reported to have had malaria attack occasionally within the last10 years and 83.00% in the last five years  while 64% reported malaria occurrence within the last one year.Majority (83.00%) of the respondent stated that erratic rainfall as compared to other causes  had more effect on their productivity while just a few (7.00%) of the respondent claimed that low heat was the cause of their low productivity. The hypothesis tested revealed that the socioeconomic characteristics of the arable crop farmers such as age (0.7490), sex (0.3200), household size (0.4580), income (0.5500) and educational status (0.3240) had significant positive relationship with their levels of productivity. It was recommended that the arable crop farmers should form farmers association to pool resources together to acquire irrigation gadgets so as to alleviate the problem of erratic nature of rainfall in the area and Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) should be more alive to her weather forecast responsibilities in the area of using diverse languages of the people in the Nigerian agricultural zones.

Keywords:Climate Change, Arable crop, Farmers, Productivity


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