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Land degradation and the sustainability of agricultural ...

Land degradation and the sustainability of agricultural production in Nigeria: A review A. S. Ajayi Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences, Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria. Received 3 June, 2015; Accepted 17 July, 2015 Human-induced soil degradation that results from erosion, losses of organic matter, plant nutrients and soil compaction are the key factors threatening ...

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Nigeria Final report of the Land Degradation Neutrality ...

Land degradation is a serious environmental problem across the ecological zones of Nigeria. Population increase, unemployment, unsustainable agricultural practices, mining and quarrying, infrastructure, transportation and energy are the drivers of the degradation.

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Agricultural land use and soil degradation in a part of ...

This study examines the effects of different land use practices on actual soil degradation in a part of Kwara State, Nigeria. This involves comparing the physical and chemical properties of the soils in areas under continuous cultivation, fallow and forests, and using the technique of factor analysis to isolate indices which best describe these phenomena. The results show that the main effects ...

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Land degradation in Northern Nigeria: The impacts and ...

LAND DEGRADATION IN NORTHERN NIGERIA According to the WRI (1992) and Barbier (1999), land degradation and conversion in Africa is mostly caused by agricultural activities. Land uses such as tree felling for fuel-wood and timber production, crop and pastoral land expansion and agricultural intensification have been suggested to be part of the causes of land degradation in Africa (including ...

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Geospatial Analyses of Mining-Induced Land Degradation ...

Geospatial Analyses of Mining-Induced Land Degradation Sites in Jos South Local Government Area, Plateau State-Nigeria ... of the Jos South LGA of Plateau State-Nigeria. The degraded sites of the study area were assessed using multi-sensor satellite imageries of Landsat 8 (2016), SPOT 5 (2012), and Quickbird-2 (2010). The onscreen digitization of the land degraded areas was carried out using ...

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Impact of Environmental Degradation on Agricultural ...

Impact of Environmental Degradation on Agricultural Production and Poverty in Rural Nigeria Chioma V. Nwokoro Department Sociology University Leicester United Kingdom Felix O. Chima Department of Social Work Education Prairie View AM University United States America Abstract The dual problems of environmental degradation and poverty have over the years being a topic of great influence in ...

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Drought, desertification and the Nigerian environment: A ...

Nigeria land area is becoming desertified. These states of the country are agricultural area supply most of the country’s agricultural products such as beans, soya beans, tomato, melon, pepper, onion, cow, ram and many more. Though the contribution of climatic variability to drought and desertification phenomena, but these are aggravated by the unsustainable activities of human in the ...

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Land Degradation: Theory and Evidence from the North

The lack of land use regulations may lead to the cultivation of highly erosive and already degraded lands and possibly, repeated cycles of land abandonment, excessive migration to and expansion of agricultural activity on marginal lands, conversion of forests, woodlands, uplands, pasture lands and marshlands to cropland and land degradation. Cost-share programmes as exist in developed ...

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ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION IN NIGERIA

Desertification is the degradation of terrestrial eco-systems through human activities. It result in a lower crop production potential, a reduction in the land capacity to support livestock, increased environmental deterioration as a result of water and wind erosion and usually a reduction in the resident people's standard of living (Joseph et al., 1980). Nevertheless, even with the end of gas ...

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Assessment of Soil Degradation under Agricultural Land

Table 2: Statistical summary of degradation indices (%) of soil properties in the hillslope and flatland sites under continuous cultivation and fallow farms - "Assessment of Soil Degradation under Agricultural Land Use Sites: Emerging Evidence from the Savanna Region of North Eastern Nigeria"

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Assessment of Soil Degradation under Agricultural Land

Assessment of Soil Degradation under Agricultural Land Use Sites: Emerging Evidence from the Savanna Region of North Eastern Nigeria @inproceedings{Yusuf2019AssessmentOS, title={Assessment of Soil Degradation under Agricultural Land Use Sites: Emerging Evidence from the Savanna Region of North Eastern Nigeria}, author={M. B. Yusuf and Umar Jauro Abba and M. Isa}, year={2019} }

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Laterite Exploitation and its Impact on Vegetation Cover ...

Calabar Metropolis, Nigeria Eni Devalsam I 1*,Atu Joy E 2,Ajake Anim O 3 Department of Geography and Environmental Science, University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria E-mail: [email protected] Abstract The impact of environmental degradation caused by mining activities is not bourne by the construction companies but rather by the inhabitants of the area. The effects of laterite quarrying are ...

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(PDF) CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION IN NIGERIA

Indicators of land degradation due to climate change are already apparent in Nigeria especially in communities of Enugu state. Deforestation, characterized by the quickly disappearing forest cover, is one symptom made worse by human poor land use systems. Changes in temperature, rainfall and water cycle dynamics can induce other problems. Scorched and retreating forests, reduced soil ...

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Optimal Sites for Agroforestry in Nigerias Cross River State

forested agricultural land, which is prioritized for agroforestry adoption. With the raster calculator I subtracted the year 2015 land use layer from the year 2000 layer to find the regions that had transitioned from forest typologies to agriculture over those fifteen years, as seen in Figure 1. As we can see in Figure 2, there are significant clusters of deforestation in Cross River ...

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Nigeria Agriculture Stats: NationMaster

Agricultural land > Sq. km: Agricultural land (sq. km). Agricultural land refers to the share of land area that is arable, under permanent crops, and under permanent pastures. Arable land includes land defined by the FAO as land under temporary crops (double-cropped areas are counted once), temporary meadows for mowing or for pasture, land under market or kitchen gardens, and land temporarily ...

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An appraisal of climate change and agriculture in Nigeria

Agriculture used to be the principal foreign exchange earner of Nigeria from independence in 1960 up to the mid 1970s; at that time Nigeria was the world’s largest of groundnuts, cocoa and palm oil and a significant producer of cocoanuts, citrus fruits, maize, pearl millet, cassava, yam and sugar cane. About 60% of Nigerians work in the agricultural sector and Nigeria has vast areas of ...

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ANIMAL HUSBANDRY AND ENVIRONMENTAL

These problems coupled with the lack of proper land use management, poor conservation practice and absence of regulations has led to a series of environmental problems. Spraying large amounts of manure sends dust particles into the air which can penetrate the lungs of humans nearby. The particles carry toxic gases such as ammonia, which can impede the lungs from clearing dust particles, and ...

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10 Leading Farms In Nigeria, Their Owners - Agriculture ...

20/06/2021  Folawiyo Farms Limited, located on Yinka Folawiyo Avenue, Apapa, Lagos, was incorporated on October 4, 1985. It carries out integrated agricultural production, with branches in several states in Nigeria. It is owned by renowned business tycoon, philanthropist and the Baba Adinni of Nigeria, the late Alhaji Wahab Iyanda Folawiyo.

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Oil-Extraction-in-Nigerias-Ogoniland-the-Role-of-CSR - A

Land can be obtained by the government for important public purposes by virtue of the Land Use Act 1978. Later on, the Movement for Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP) was established in 1990 and started agitating for more control over oil and gas resource on their land, for economic advancement, and autonomy over their affairs (including religious, cultural, and environmental matters).

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Assessment of Soil Degradation under Agricultural Land

Assessment of Soil Degradation under Agricultural Land Use Sites: Emerging Evidence from the Savanna Region of North Eastern Nigeria @inproceedings{Yusuf2019AssessmentOS, title={Assessment of Soil Degradation under Agricultural Land Use Sites: Emerging Evidence from the Savanna Region of North Eastern Nigeria}, author={M. B. Yusuf and Umar Jauro Abba and M. Isa}, year={2019} }

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Optimal Sites for Agroforestry in Nigerias Cross River State

forested agricultural land, which is prioritized for agroforestry adoption. With the raster calculator I subtracted the year 2015 land use layer from the year 2000 layer to find the regions that had transitioned from forest typologies to agriculture over those fifteen years, as seen in Figure 1. As we can see in Figure 2, there are significant clusters of deforestation in Cross River ...

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Impact of farmers-herders conflict on livelihoods of ...

Dutse, Nigeria 2 Department of Agricultural Eco ... crises that lead to land-use conflict. This condition has intensified in recent years as a result of climate change impacts (Adeniran, 2020), which include the drying up of rivers and other bodies of water, the depletion of soil nutrients due to erosion, and crop failures, among other things (Raleigh, 2010; Soomiyol and Fadairo, 2020 ...

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Nigeria Agriculture, Information about Agriculture in

This was partly due to environmental degradation and water pollution in Ogoniland and the Delta region in general by the oil companies. Decline in agricultural production in Nigeria began with the advent of the petroleum boom in the early 1970s. The boom in the oil sector brought about a distortion of the labor market. The distortion in turn produced adverse effects on the production levels of ...

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Oil Spillage in Nigeria: Causes and Solution Zimacco

Nigeria as a nation is blessed with abundant natural resources especially energy resources that is enough to drive the country to a sustainable level of economic growth. Crude oil contribute about 80% to Nigeria government revenue. However, oil exploration despite its contribution to government revenue has some consequential health implication to host communities. Causes of Oil-Spillage in ...

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Analysis of Community-Driven Development in

28/05/2014  The territory is comprised of 19 villages and 121 satellite settlements spread widely throughout forest land, wetlands and barrier islands. The prevalence of

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ANIMAL HUSBANDRY AND ENVIRONMENTAL

These problems coupled with the lack of proper land use management, poor conservation practice and absence of regulations has led to a series of environmental problems. Spraying large amounts of manure sends dust particles into the air which can penetrate the lungs of humans nearby. The particles carry toxic gases such as ammonia, which can impede the lungs from clearing dust particles, and ...

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Oil-Extraction-in-Nigerias-Ogoniland-the-Role-of-CSR - A

Land can be obtained by the government for important public purposes by virtue of the Land Use Act 1978. Later on, the Movement for Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP) was established in 1990 and started agitating for more control over oil and gas resource on their land, for economic advancement, and autonomy over their affairs (including religious, cultural, and environmental matters).

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Environments Free Full-Text Particle (Soot) Pollution ...

Findings suggest that land use and season influenced atmospheric concentrations of PM 10. For all land use type, the trend in the seasonal levels of PM 10 was dry > transition > wet. In terms of land use, the commercial and industrial areas had the highest values in the dry season. The Low-density residential areas had the lowest PM 10 value.

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Cocoa Production in Nigeria: A Literature Review

07/11/2017  Nigeria’s cocoa is cultivated on (estimated) 800,000 hectares of land and makes up 5% of global cocoa production which is contributed by an estimated 300,000 cocoa farmers, two-thirds of which live in south west Nigeria. Majority of them inherited farms with trees that are more than 25 years old with declined production.

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Impact of farmers-herders conflict on livelihoods of ...

Dutse, Nigeria 2 Department of Agricultural Eco ... crises that lead to land-use conflict. This condition has intensified in recent years as a result of climate change impacts (Adeniran, 2020), which include the drying up of rivers and other bodies of water, the depletion of soil nutrients due to erosion, and crop failures, among other things (Raleigh, 2010; Soomiyol and Fadairo, 2020 ...

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Ecosystem of the Niger Delta region of Nigeria: Potentials ...

19/04/2018  Nigeria has a land mass of 923,770km 2 and is bordered to the north by Niger and Chad Republics, East by Cameroon and southern most part by Atlantic Ocean. 1 Nigeria is the most populated country in Africa with about 180 million persons. According to Idu, 1 Nigeria is one of the largest populated country in the world, and about ¼ of total Sub-Sahara African population.

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Nigeria Data Portal

Examples: Nigeria GDP, Population of Nigeria, Nigeria Water Access. Select State. Abia FCT Adamawa Akwa Ibom Anambra Bauchi Bayelsa Benue Borno Cross River Delta Ebonyi Edo Ekiti Enugu Gombe Imo Jigawa Kaduna. Kano Katsina Kebbi Kogi Kwara Lagos Nassarawa Niger Ogun Ondo Osun Oyo Plateau Rivers Sokoto Taraba Yobe Zamfara. State Profile. More Data Compare . Contact us

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Oil contamination in Ogoniland, Niger Delta. - Europe PMC

08/06/2013  The study shows extensive oil contamination of rivers, creeks, and ground waters in Ogoniland, Nigeria. The levels found in the more contaminated sites are high enough to cause severe impacts on the ecosystem and human health: extractable petroleum hydrocarbons (EPHs) (>10-C40) in surface waters up to 7420 μg L(-1), drinking water wells show up to 42 200 μg L(-1), and benzene up

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Oil-Extraction-in-Nigerias-Ogoniland-the-Role-of-CSR - A

Land can be obtained by the government for important public purposes by virtue of the Land Use Act 1978. Later on, the Movement for Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP) was established in 1990 and started agitating for more control over oil and gas resource on their land, for economic advancement, and autonomy over their affairs (including religious, cultural, and environmental matters).

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Regulating the Activities of Oil Multinationals in Nigeria ...

06/10/2015  Footnote 178 Also, the United Nations Environment Programme Footnote 179 recently posited that Shell, through its Nigerian subsidiary SPDC, is responsible for the massive oil spills and environmental degradation in Ogoni Land in the Niger Delta. Furthermore, a court in the Netherlands has held Shell's subsidiary in Nigeria liable for environmental degradation in a community in the

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Cocoa Production in Nigeria: A Literature Review

07/11/2017  Nigeria’s cocoa is cultivated on (estimated) 800,000 hectares of land and makes up 5% of global cocoa production which is contributed by an estimated 300,000 cocoa farmers, two-thirds of which live in south west Nigeria. Majority of them inherited farms with trees that are more than 25 years old with declined production.

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Possible Solutions to Challenges in Nigeria Today -

22/07/2020  In Nigeria, many of those who deal in electronics buy products of lower capacity and use their own manufactured stickers to hide the capacity on the products. For instance, a businessman may buy a Tiger generator of 4.5hp (horsepower), change the sticker to pass it off as 6.5hp, and sell it at a higher price. In other business sectors, some sell inferior products to customers to make more of a ...

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The Legal Regime on Renewable Energy as Alternative ...

The Federal Government of Nigeria must depart from the use of fossil fuel and embrace alternative source such as renewable energy resources to prevent depletion of the ozone layer resulting to increase in greenhouse gases emitted into the air. Similarly, man, the flora and the fauna have suffered greatly due to environmental pollution and degradation resulting from the incidence of oil ...

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Survey of the Present and Fast Disappearing Fish Species ...

The decline of biodiversity resources in the studied waters could therefore be attributed largely to human factors in the last 5-10 years ().This kind of human impact as earlier been reported by Kone et al. (2003) in the GO River (Ivory Coast) and Gratwicke et al. (2003) in the upper Mangame River of Zimbabwe. Some other common species or strains identified by the fisher folks as fast ...

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