Title: Precision farming and climate change adaptation strategies used among cowpea farmers

Authors: Kayode Arimi; Felicia Motunrayo Olooto

Addresses: Department of Agricultural Extension and Management, National Open University of Nigeria, Ibadan Study Centre, Nigeria ' Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension Services, Kwara State University, Malete, Kwara State, Nigeria

Abstract: Climate change will continue to threaten cowpea supply security due to spontaneous global warming. Efforts towards achieving effective climate change adaptation have been hindered by factors that are yet to be investigated. This paper ascertains the factors affecting effective climate change adaptation among cowpea farmers in Ido local government area of Oyo State, Nigeria for cowpea supply security. Following a survey of 108 randomly selected cowpea farmers, descriptive statistical tools were used for data analysis while multiple regression analysis was used to identify factors influencing effective climate change adaptation among cowpea farmers. Adaptation measures adopted by respondents ranged from local (low sophisticated) to high regional (moderate sophisticated) technology. The use of precision farming technology such as variable-rate technology and green seeker were discouraged among farmers. Hence, there is a need to eliminate factors hindering utilisation of modern adaptation measures for better coping mechanism and sustainable cowpea production.

Keywords: precision-farming; climate-change; cowpea-farmers; Oyo State; adaptation-strategy.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSAMI.2020.10034560

International Journal of Sustainable Agricultural Management and Informatics, 2020 Vol.6 No.4, pp.401 - 415

Received: 04 May 2020
Accepted: 21 Aug 2020

Published online: 07 Feb 2021 *

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