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American Journal of Environmental Protection. 2015, 3(2), 44-47
DOI: 10.12691/env-3-2-1
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The Impact of Climate Change on Composition of Agricultural Output in Nigeria

Akinbobola. T. O.1, Adedokun. S. A.1 and Nwosa. P. I.2,

1Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University

2College of Management Sciences, Bells University of Technology

Pub. Date: April 08, 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue RENEWABLE ENERGY)

Cite this paper:
Akinbobola. T. O., Adedokun. S. A. and Nwosa. P. I.. The Impact of Climate Change on Composition of Agricultural Output in Nigeria. American Journal of Environmental Protection. 2015; 3(2):44-47. doi: 10.12691/env-3-2-1

Abstract

This study examined the impact of climate change on the composition of agricultural output in Nigeria for the period 1981 to 2011. Using an Ordinary Least square (OLS) estimation technique, the study observed that with exception to fishery production, climate change had a significant and positive impact on the composition of agricultural output in Nigeria. This finding is in contrast to a priori expectation and also in contrast to the findings obtained by previous studies. Thus, the study recommends the need for further study on this issue to verify the claims of this and also by using other indicators of climate change.

Keywords:
climate change crop production livestock production forestry production fishery production Nigeria

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