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Sustainable Agro-forestry practices for climate change Adaptation and Promotion of Organic Agriculture among farmers in Imo State, Nigeria.

Anyoha, Ndidi-paschal O.; Chikaire, Jonadab U. and Atoma, C. Nwamaka (2018) Sustainable Agro-forestry practices for climate change Adaptation and Promotion of Organic Agriculture among farmers in Imo State, Nigeria. In: Rahmann, Gerold; Olowe, Victor; Olabiyi, Timothy; Azim, Khalid and Adeoluwa, Olubenga O. (Eds.) Ecological and Organic Agriculture Strategies for Viable Continental and National Development in the Context of the African Union's Agenda 2063. Scientific Track Proceedings of the 4th African Organic Conference. November 5-8, 2018. Saly Portudal, Senegal, pp. 1-6.

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The study ascertained sustainable agro- forestry practices and the benefits as a mitigation strategy for climate change and for promotion of organic agriculture among farmers in Imo State-Nigeria. Data was collected through questionnaire distributed to 180 respondents. It was analysed using descriptive statistics - percentages, frequency distribution tables, mean scores. The results revealed that the prevalent agro-forestry practices included rotational farming, improved fallow, intercropping, live fence making and soil and water conservation among others. The respondents agreed that the benefits of agro-forestry included reduced soil erosion, reduced heat stress, protection of crops from wind damage, improves soil fertility using organic manure, reduction of wind speed, among others practices, refer to the tables. Extension agents should visit farmers for information dissemination and land should be allocated to enterprising agro-foresters. The government should enact laws protecting agro-foresters, forest reserves, encourage and invest in organic and agro-forestry agriculture related researches to determine the best combination of forest and crop production methods best for the environment in order to reduce the effect of climate change.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:Agro-forestry, Organic Agriculture Climate change, adaptation.
Agrovoc keywords:
Englishorganic agriculturehttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_15911
Englishclimate changehttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_1666
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Production systems
Farming Systems > Social aspects
Research affiliation: International Conferences > 2018: 4th African Organic Conference
Related Links:http://www.afronet.bio/
Deposited By: Anyoha, Dr. Ndidi-paschal O.
ID Code:32944
Deposited On:23 Sep 2019 12:12
Last Modified:23 Sep 2019 12:12
Document Language:English
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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