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June 19th, 2017 / CGIAR/CCAFS

Scientists have been greatly concerned about the potential impacts of climate change on agriculture, and about the impacts, adaptation and mitigation strategies of farmers in Africa. In a recently published article, scientists from the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) East Africa, and the Department of Geography at Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria, investigated the perception, knowledge level, attitudes, and understanding of farmers regarding climate change in some farming communities in Southwestern Nigeria.

Using qualitative and quantitative methods, the study collected information from farmers, including their demographic characteristics, the crops they cultivate, their perceived changes in climate, and climate change impacts they have experienced over time.

The study found that the majority of farmers note changes in the patterns of rainfall and temperature. Read more