Comparative Analysis of the Causes of Gully Erosion in Nkpor and Obosi in Anambra State of Nigeria

Ezeigwe, Patrick C.


The study conducted a comparative analysis of causes of soil erosion in Nkpor and Obosi. In doing this, questionnaires were administered randomly to the residents. The data generated were analyzed using cross tabulation, descriptive statistics, two sample T-Test and Z-Tests statistical techniques due to their nature. The results showed there is no serious variation between the causes of erosion in both communities. In addition, the result also proved that anthropogenic factors induce gully erosion in the community. Consequent upon the findings, the following recommendations were made: That there is a great need for agro forestry and green belt development, the nutrient level of the soil should be enriched to help in the growth of trees whose roots will help in the improvement of the organic content of the soil and reduce detachability due to rain drops, there should be development of an Integrated Environmental Management Programme (IEMP) for the state based on the principles of sustainable development to help tackle both the challenges of erosion and other environmental hazards. .

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