EVALUATION OF CLIMATE SMART INDICATORS INFLUENCING AGRICULTURAL PRACTICES ON SORGHUM ENTERPRISE IN KATSINA AND SOKOTO STATES.
Keywords:Climate smart, Agriculture, Sorghum, Enterprise
Presently, the state of poverty in Nigeria is frightening and climate change impends food security and increase poverty. The study was motivated by the increasing consequence of climate change and its impact on farmers in the study area. Farming households changing agricultural practices as a result of global observation of environmental changes. This research established a link that exists between climate smart agricultural practices and poverty in Katsina and Sokoto States. It was based on this that the study wants to evaluate the climate smart indicators influencing agricultural practices on sorghum enterprise in the study area. A multi-stage purposive and random sampling techniques was used to select three hundred (300) farming households in the study area. The objective was therefore, to determine factor influencing indicators of climate smart agricultural practices within sorghum enterprises in the study area. The study employed Principal Component Analysis (PCA), Ordinary Least Square (OLS) of the regression model to analyze the objective of the study housing material was significant at (P<0.01) and education was significant at (P<0.05). The study reccommends that:’Government, Non-Governmental Organizations and farmer’s associations should create a conducive learning environment by developing trainings and farmer friendly programmes such as environmental friendly farming systems to encourage rural household farmers develop interest and adopt climate smart agricultural farming practices. Extension delivery system approach should be down to earth’’ to meet the imformation age.
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