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Scholarly Journal of Agricultural Science Vol. 10(2) pp.27-30 July, 2020
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ISSN 2276-7118 © 2020 Scholarly-Journals



Soil erosion control practices for climate change adaptation in Etche Local Government Area of Rivers State

Amugo, N.M.*1 and Albert, C.O.2

1Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics/Extension, Rivers State University, PortHarcourt. 2Department of Agricultural Technology, Captain Elechi Amadi Polytechnic, Rumuola, Port Harcourt .


Abstract :

 

The study examined soil erosion control practices for climate change adaptation in Etche Local Government Area of Rivers State. The elders and youths in the area made up the population for the study .Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics. Results of the study revealed that water (100) is the agent of soil erosion in the study area and it was mainly caused by continuous cropping (80.4%). The effect of the soil erosion on agriculture and social activities were destruction of land, high cost of food crops, lowered soil fertility, poor access road and high cost of transportation. The measures adopted were reforestation, construction of check dams, making of ridges, terracing, ploughing and planting of cover crops. However, these adaptation practices were affected by low levels of awareness, method of farming and lack of support from government and private agencies.

 

Key words: Soil Erosion Control Practices, Climate Change, Adaptation.

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