The impact of climate change on crop production in Nigeria
Author(s): Benjamin Anabaraonye, Uchenna C Okonkwo and Beatrice O Ewa
Abstract: Climate change exerts adverse effects on crop production in Nigeria. This study highlights the processes, mechanisms, and traits that will ensure future sustainability of crop quality and yield in Nigeria. It critically evaluates recent advances in our understanding of climate change impact on soil fertility and plants, within the context of climate-smart agriculture. It further identifies soil fertility as another critical concern which can be influenced by climate change and thereby affect crop production in Nigeria. Soil degradation has been discovered to negatively affect crop production in Nigeria. In agricultural ecosystems depleted of soil organic carbon, it will be increasingly difficult to produce higher yields. The impact of climate change is felt profoundly on crop production in Nigeria which leads to food insecurity. This study is therefore very significant as it explores the mitigation and adaptation strategies to the impacts of climate change on crop production in Nigeria.