African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6786

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Assessment of Adoption Rate of Climate Change Adaptation Strategies in Kishi, Oyo State, Nigeria

Adetayo, Adewale. O.

  •  Received: 15 September 2021
  •  Accepted: 15 September 2021
The level of Adoption of introduced climate change adaptation strategies in Kishi, Oyo State, Nigeria was assessed in this study. The study also investigated the factors influencing the adoption rate of the technologies with a view to identify the constraints vis-a-vis suggesting solutions for improving adoption. In an attempt to carry out the said objective, data were obtained through a structured questionnaire administered to 500 farmers within the study area. Descriptive statistics and multinational logit model were used to present the data and analyse the results. Result shows that gender, age educational level, number of plots access to extension services and credit facilities affect the adaptation rate of farmers to the technologies. Non adequate provision of extension services for follow-up activities may have accounted for the low adoption of the technologies. Therefore, for improved rate of adoption of technologies by farmers, agricultural extension services must be provided. Farmers are also encouraged to join farmers group for improved delivery of services by extension agents. Adequate provision of credit facilities must be provided relevant stakeholders and policy makers, targeting literate farmers, who are the major adopters of disseminated technologies for improved and sustainable food production.

Keywords: Technology adoption, climate change adaptation, improved crop yield, farmers coping strategies.