Farmers' Perception of Causes of Soil Degradation in Northern Taraba, Taraba State of Nigeria

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April 12, 2019 - Author:

Philip Hegarty James, 2019. Farmers' Perception of Causes of Soil Degradation in Northern Taraba, Taraba State of Nigeria, Food Security Policy, Research Brief 84. East Lansing: Michigan State University.

Key Findings

  • The farmers in the study area are aware of soil degradation.
  • Improper cultivation practices were identified by the farmers as the most dominant cause of soil degradation in the study area.
  • Flooding is identified as the most dominant cause of soil degradation in Lau and Karim Lamido local government areas because of their proximity to the River Benue.

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Authors

Philip Hegarty James

Philip Hegarty James
hega2014@gmail.com

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