World Journal of Environmental Biosciences
World Journal of Environmental Biosciences
2024 Volume 13 Issue 1

Gender Role and Effects on Climate Change Adaptation Practices Among Vegetable Farmers in Delta Central Zone


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  1. Department of Agricultural Economics, Delta State University Abraka, Delta State, Nigeria.
  2. Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Nigeria Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria.
Abstract

In this study, we examined the gender role and the effects of climate change adaptation practices on small-scale vegetable farmers in Delta State.  Specific objectives were to; estimate the determinants of climate change adaptation strategy; (ii) examine the resilience level of vegetable farmers by gender and analyze the impact of climate change on net farm income of vegetable farmers. A purposive sampling procedure was adopted where Ethiope East, Okpe, and Uvwie local government areas were selected from Delta Central Agricultural Zone. 119 vegetable farmers were selected for the study. In the regression analysis, descriptive statistics and Multinomial and Binary Logistic Regression Model were used to analyze the data collected during this study. Using the likelihood ratio Chi-square value of 68.5722 as a result of the determinant of climate change adaptation practices, the multinomial regression model fits accurately in estimating the determinant of climate change at a 1 percent probability level. As a result of binary logistics regression, the Black Chi was significant at 1 percent. This means that climate change events have affected vegetable farmers’ income negatively. This therefore calls for more effort from the government to strengthen the provision of agricultural extension services by improving its climate information system, providing recommended agricultural inputs and training farmers on best agronomic practices to enhance their holistic adaptation to the effect of climate change.


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Vancouver
Enwa S, Ogisi OD, Ewuzie PO. Gender Role and Effects on Climate Change Adaptation Practices Among Vegetable Farmers in Delta Central Zone. World J Environ Biosci. 2024;13(1):22-9. https://doi.org/10.51847/hJorfK74GJ
APA
Enwa, S., Ogisi, O. D., & Ewuzie, P. O. (2024). Gender Role and Effects on Climate Change Adaptation Practices Among Vegetable Farmers in Delta Central Zone. World Journal of Environmental Biosciences, 13(1), 22-29. https://doi.org/10.51847/hJorfK74GJ
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