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The study focused on the critical analysis of climate change factors (temperature and rainfall) and its projected future values in the state. The main objective was to determine the trends of climate change factors (temperature and rainfall). And the specific objective was to determine the projected future trends of climate change factors in the state. Multistage sampling procedure was used in the random selection of states, local government, communities and rural households for the research study. Annual mean time series data of temperature and rainfall were collected from Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET). Data were also obtained from structure questionnaire survey. The collected data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, trend analysis and growth model. The study reveals that there were increasing trends of temperature values and decreasing rainfall values in the state. But their projected future values witnessed an increasing trend. The increasing trends in temperature values may lead to a situation were crops will be smothered by excessive heat thereby reducing food production in the state. The study therefore recommends that meteorological station units should be established in the rural farming households in the state where accessibility is extremely difficult. This will make available meteorological data (information) to the reach

Keywords: Climate Change ; Trend ; Climatic Change Factors ; Delta State ; Nigeria

Subject(s): Agricultural and Food Policy

Financial Economics

Issue Date: 2012-06

Publication Type: Journal Article

DOI and Other Identifiers: ISSN(P): 2304-1455 (Other)

ISSN(E): 2224-4433 (Other)

PURL Identifier: http://purl.umn.edu/197961 Published in: Asian Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development, Volume 02, Number 02 Page range: 206-212

Total Pages: 8

Series Statement: 15-69-2(2)2012-AJARD-206-212

Record appears in: Asian Economic and Social Society (AESS) > Asian Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development





Author: Emaziye, P.O. ; Okoh, R. N. ; Ike, P. C.

Source: http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/197961?ln=en







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