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Applied Ecology and Environmental Sciences. 2015, 3(4), 95-99
DOI: 10.12691/aees-3-4-1
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Climate Change; Farmers' Awareness, Perceptions and Responses in Lagos State

G. Nkwusi1, 2, , S. Adeaga2, S. Ayejuyo2 and A. Annuk3

1Institute of Materials Science, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn – Estonia,

2Department of Chemistry, University of Lagos, Nigeria

3Department of Energy Engineering, Estonian University of Life Science, Tartu - Estonia

Pub. Date: July 22, 2015

Cite this paper:
G. Nkwusi, S. Adeaga, S. Ayejuyo and A. Annuk. Climate Change; Farmers' Awareness, Perceptions and Responses in Lagos State. Applied Ecology and Environmental Sciences. 2015; 3(4):95-99. doi: 10.12691/aees-3-4-1

Abstract

Climate change has been a major challenge to agricultural development in most parts of the world with growing concerns about its impact on food supply and security. This report examines what farmers in urban Lagos, Nigeria (West Africa) think about climate change and how it affects their agricultural activities. The study was carried out in four local government areas of Lagos state, Nigeria; Epe, Ojo, Ikorodu and Alimosho, involving 105 farmers. Our result showed that the level of awareness of changing climate in Lagos has increased, but a large number of farmers still lack good understanding of the concept of climate change. About 30% of the farmers understood what climate change is, 38% think it is natural and nothing could be done about it, some farmers also think climatic conditions will soon return to what they were before. Our survey showed that younger farmers with higher education background understood what climate change is all about while older farmers do not really understand but have been able to develop some adaptation measures based on experience.

Keywords:
farmers perception climate change Urban Lagos

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