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Farmers’ Perception on the Effect of Rainfall Variability on Rice Yield in Dadin-Kowa of Gombe, Gombe State
International Journal of Archaeology
Volume 8, Issue 2, December 2020, Pages: 15-21
Received: Sep. 22, 2019; Accepted: Oct. 24, 2019; Published: Sep. 17, 2020
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Bachama Boyi Noel, Department Geography, Faculty of Humanities Management and Social Sciences, Federal University of Kashere, Kashere, Nigeria
Audu Haruna Omar, Department Geography, Faculty of Humanities Management and Social Sciences, Federal University of Kashere, Kashere, Nigeria
Ibrahim Ahmed Kawu, Department of Soil Science, Federal University of Kashere, Kashere, Nigeria
Matai Emon Parmaina, Department of Horticultural Technology, Federal Collage of Horticulture, Dadin Kowa, Nigeria
Adamu Muhammad Kamaludeen, Department Geography, Faculty of Humanities Management and Social Sciences, Federal University of Kashere, Kashere, Nigeria
Tarki Sadiq Kubmuto, Department of Agricultural Economics, Federal University of Kashere, Kashere, Nigeria
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This work examines famers’ perception on the effect of rainfall variability on rice yield in Dadin-kowa, Yamaltu Deba Local Government Area of Gombe State. Nigeria. Data for the study were collected via questionnaire survey of 60 respondents and it also covered and relates with daily rainfall data for a period of Seventeen (17) years, 2001 to 2017 from Upper Benue River Basin Dadin-kowa Meteorological Centre. Frequency table and percentages was used to access the In-depth knowledge and the perceived effects of climate change, rainfall variability to be précised, on rice production. While the analysis using Cumulative Rainfall Model clearly demonstrates delay in onset of rainy season, early cessation of rainy season and shortening of the length of hydrological growing season. The result further reveals 30th May as the onset mean date, the cessation mean date is 12th October and hydrological growing season is having a mean of 137 days. Farmers make sequential decision: Adjusting planting timing in response to delays in the onset of rainy season while changing crop variety responding to delay in the end of previous year’s rainy season. The findings of the study show that the decrease in yield of rice is the immediate impacts of rainfall variability. Thus a study understanding farmers’ perception on the effects of rainfall variability on rice yield can prove extremely valuable.
Onset, Cessation, Hydrological Growing Season, Farmers Perception
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Bachama Boyi Noel, Audu Haruna Omar, Ibrahim Ahmed Kawu, Matai Emon Parmaina, Adamu Muhammad Kamaludeen, Tarki Sadiq Kubmuto, Farmers’ Perception on the Effect of Rainfall Variability on Rice Yield in Dadin-Kowa of Gombe, Gombe State, International Journal of Archaeology. Vol. 8, No. 2, 2020, pp. 15-21. doi: 10.11648/j.ija.20200802.11
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