Assessment of Climate Change Copping Strategies among Backyard Snail Farmers in Owo Metropolis, Ondo State, Nigeria

Authors

  • P. T. Owombo Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria, Ibadan, Nigeria
  • U. B. Ighodaro Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria, Benin City, Nigeria
  • C. Mangodo Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria, Benin City, Nigeria

Keywords:

Climate change, copping strategies, backyard, snail, farmers

Abstract

The study was conducted to assess backyard snail farmers’ socioeconomic characteristics, awareness of change in climate and climate change copping strategies used in snailproduction management in the study area. The study employed a snowball sampling procedure to select 29 respondents for the study. Data were collected with the aid of structured questionnaire. Data collected were analysed with the aid of descriptive statistics such as frequency count, simple percentage, mean and standard deviation. Results of analysis revealed that 72.41%of the respondents were male. The mean age of the respondents was 50.55±5.1 years. Majority (40.3%) of the respondents had no formal education while the mean year of production experience was 4.97±3.1. Results further revealed that 89.66%and 93.10% of the respondents indicated awareness of increased weather temperature and sunshine hour. The climate change copping strategies used by the respondents were frequent water application, shade making and raising of varying species of snail. Snail producers should be encouraged to raise more than a species of snail as well as ensure dependable water source before commencing the enterprise.

Author Biographies

P. T. Owombo, Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria, Ibadan, Nigeria

Research Coordinating Unit 

U. B. Ighodaro, Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria, Benin City, Nigeria

Moist Forest Research Station 

C. Mangodo, Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria, Benin City, Nigeria

Moist Forest Research Station 

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Published

2024-07-09

How to Cite

Owombo, P. T., Ighodaro, U. B., & Mangodo, C. . (2024). Assessment of Climate Change Copping Strategies among Backyard Snail Farmers in Owo Metropolis, Ondo State, Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Animal Production, 1341–1344. Retrieved from https://njap.org.ng/index.php/njap/article/view/6442

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