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The effect of climate change on rice production in Adamawa State, Nigeria

I. A. Adedeji, N. E. Tiku, P. R Waziri-Ugwu and S. O. Sanusi

Agroeconomia Croatica, 2017, vol. 07, issue 1

Abstract: This study analyzes the effect of climate change on rice production in Adamawa State, Nigeria. The study describes the trend in rice production and determines the factors affecting the output of rice in Adamawa. Secondary data from 1990-2015 was used. The analytical tools used were descriptive analysis, unit root and regression analysis. The result of the study reveals that there is variation in the trend of the climatic factors affecting rice production in Adamawa State. The findings reveal that rainfall and minimum temperature are the major climatic factors that affect the rice production; such that 1% increase in rainfall leads to 22.2% increase in rice production and 1% increase in minimum temperature leads to 3.7% reduction in rice production. Therefore rainfall is found to be positively significant to rice output, while minimum temperature is found to be negatively significant. The study therefore recommends that irrigation facilities should be built, especially in the north where drought threatens food production. Also breeders should develop rice varieties that have less gestation period and can survive high temperature.

Keywords: Agribusiness; Agricultural and Food Policy; Environmental Economics and Policy (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.265800

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