GASHUA JOURNAL OF IRRIGATION AND DESERTIFICATION STUDIES (GJIDS)

ISSN: 2489-0030

IMPACT OF TEMPERATURE VARIABILITY ON FARMING ACTIVITIES IN YOLA NORTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF ADAMAWA STATE


Authors: 1Headboy, P., 2Magaji., I.A*., 1Dauda, H. and Monday, M.

Abstract

This study examined the impact of temperature variability on farming activities in Yola North Local Government Area (LGA) of Adamawa State. Data for this study was obtained through the administrations of structured questionnaires to the sampled farmers (respondents) in the study area during the 2014 raining season with the aim of obtaining information on; the impact of temperature change on farming activities as well as the adaptation strategies on managing temperature change. Such information was presented using simple statistical technique such as tables, frequencies and pie charts. Results of the study revealed that, as the temperature decreases, the yield of crops increases. Adaptation strategies in managing temperature change include; adjustments of planting dates, planting of early maturing and improved varieties and irrigation system of farming among others. Weather observation stations should be established and personnel should be trained on how to observe and manipulates the climatic data and that information should be made available to local farmers. The development of supplementary irrigation system i.e. farming practice that would supply water to crops during growing stage, especially during intra-seasonal dry spell is recommended.

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*Correspondence: E-mail: isamagajiazare@gmail.com

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