Global Journal of Biology, Agriculture & Health Sciences
Open Access

ISSN: 2319–5584

+44-1753-390542

Abstract

EFFCTS OF AGROCLIMATIC CHANGE ON CASSAVA BASED CROP MIXTURE SYSTEM IN CRUDE OIL PRODUCING AREAS OF IMO STATE, NIGERIA

Nwosu, C.S. & C.J. Arene

The study examined the effects of agro climatic change induced by crude oil exploitation activities in Imo State, Nigeria. The study revealed dissimilarities in socio-economic characteristics of cassava based crop mixture (CBCM) farmers in crude oil and non-crude oil producing areas. Output levels of the food crop components in the CBCM system in non-crude oil producing area were significantly higher than those of the crude oil producing area. There were observed significant negative and positive relationships between output of the based crop (cassava) of the crop mixture system and some of the considered socio-economic factors in both areas. Based on the findings the oil companies operating in the area should change their operational procedures to reduce environmental pollution from oil exploration. Indigenous adaptation measures should also be identified to ameliorate CBCM farmers’ socio- economic worsening situations.

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