Rapid Risk Reduction Strategies Using Some Horticultural Plants in a Changing Atmosphere among Urban and Peri-Urban Centres of the Atlantic Coast in Nigeria
Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Volume 4, Issue 3-1, May 2015, Pages: 5-10
Received: Feb. 25, 2015; Accepted: Feb. 25, 2015; Published: May 19, 2015
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E. U. Onweremadu, Department of Soil Science and Technology Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria
A. C. Udebuani, Department of Biotechnology, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria
Egbuche C. T., Department of Forestry and Wildlife Technology, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria
Ndukwu B. N., Department of Agricultural Extension, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria
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Abstract
There are irregular global changes in climatic attributes. Nigeria is not left out in the unpredictable atmospheric variability especially in its coastlands. The situation has led to varying forms of environmental challenges, calling for rapid risk reduction responses. This paper suggested four technologies namely, vegetable intercrop production, improved fallow systems, biomass technology and night-soil technologies as efficacious in sequestering atmospheric carbon directly or indirectly. These technologies are easily adaptable in the agro ecological zone following its characteristic multifloristic structure and climatic peculiarities as well as demographic attributes. Coastland climate change adaptation and irrigation experimental stations should be established in the area to evaluate efficacy of these technologies.
Keywords
Climate Change, Risk Response, Settlement, Resilience Vulnerability
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E. U. Onweremadu, A. C. Udebuani, Egbuche C. T., Ndukwu B. N., Rapid Risk Reduction Strategies Using Some Horticultural Plants in a Changing Atmosphere among Urban and Peri-Urban Centres of the Atlantic Coast in Nigeria, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. Special Issue: Environment and Applied Science Management in a Changing Global Climate. Vol. 4, No. 3-1, 2015, pp. 5-10. doi: 10.11648/j.aff.s.2015040301.12
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