Agricultural Studies, Vol. 3, Issue 2, Aug  2019, Pages 23-33; DOI: 10.31058/j.as.2019.32002 10.31058/j.as.2019.32002

Constraints Faced by Women in Mitigation of Climate Change in Makurdi Local Government Area of Benue State, Nigeria

, Vol. 3, Issue 2, Aug  2019, Pages 23-33.

DOI: 10.31058/j.as.2019.32002

KughurPeter Gyanden 1* , YanjohEdward Tyo 2 , AfatarSekegh 3

1 Agricultural Extension and Communication Department,College of Agricultural Economics and Extension, Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Nigeria

2 Department of Agricultural Extension and Management,College of Agriculture,Yandev,Nigeria

3 Department of Agricultural Science Education, College of Education,Oju,Nigeria

Received: 15 July 2019; Accepted: 31 July 2019; Published: 25 August 2019

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Abstract

For more than a decade climate change has caused a lot of havoc on our environment leading to several changes that make life unbearable, threaten the human existence. Women worldwide are involved in natural resources like forest conservation which serve as a means to mitigate climate change especially in the sub-Saharan Africa where more than 50 percent of women are peasant farmers, however they are faced with many challenges which affects the activities they performed to mitigate climate change. The study examined the role of women in mitigation of climate change in Makurdi Local Government Area of Benue State, Nigeria. The results of the findings revealed that majority 92.0% of the respondents were of the opinion that high temperature was one of the effects of climate change, 59.8% climate change has resulted to delayed in onset of annual rainfall, 96.6% mulching was carried out on the farm to reduce the effects of climate change on crops and 71.1% lack of mulching materials. It is recommended that planting of trees to provide mulching materials, zero tillage using organic fertilizers and zero grazing should be practiced simultaneously by families where conducive, dams should be created where appropriate especially along River Benue to store the excessive waters generated from the short-lived high rainfall, non-governmental organizations on climate change should be created to enlighten the public on the effects of climate on environment and ways of reducing it and shelter belts should also be provided.

Keywords

Role, women, mitigation, climate change, Makurdi

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