Effect of Erosion on Agricultural Land in Agyana Community in Abaji, Abuja
International Journal of Applied Agricultural Sciences
Volume 5, Issue 5, September 2019, Pages: 120-128
Received: Aug. 13, 2019; Accepted: Sep. 24, 2019; Published: Oct. 16, 2019
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Jibrin Ahmadu, Department of Pollution Control and Environmental Health, Federal Ministry of Environment, Abuja, Nigeria
Daniel Habila Galadima, Department of Pollution Control and Environmental Health, Federal Ministry of Environment, Abuja, Nigeria
Nkechi Blessing Chinedu, Department of Pollution Control and Environmental Health, Federal Ministry of Environment, Abuja, Nigeria
Ogechukwu Franca Eze, Department of Pollution Control and Environmental Health, Federal Ministry of Environment, Abuja, Nigeria
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Abstract
This study has investigated the effect of erosion on agricultural land in Agyana community of Abaji Area Council in Abuja, Nigeria. In this task, the study was able to operationalize the independent and dependent variables and do a structured observation and perform reliability checks on the accuracy of the observations made. In determining the area of land affected by erosion in the study area, proper measurement of land affected was done with the use of measuring tape. The measuring tape that was used was calibrated in meters and in feet. In the course of this study, the measurement carried out was done in meters. The findings are clear manifestation that the objectives set and the relationship between soil erosion and human activities have held true. That erosion has significant relationship on human activities: This is because there is loss of soil more rapidly than it is formed through natural processes. This result in losses of soil organic matter, fertility and water holding capacity. The effect of soil erosion is on the increase despite remedial measures taken by farmers to control it. locally, problems associated with the persistent erosion in the affected areas result in declining standard of living as there is low yield per hectare.
Keywords
Effect, Erosion, Agricultural, Land and Agyana Community
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Jibrin Ahmadu, Daniel Habila Galadima, Nkechi Blessing Chinedu, Ogechukwu Franca Eze, Effect of Erosion on Agricultural Land in Agyana Community in Abaji, Abuja, International Journal of Applied Agricultural Sciences. Vol. 5, No. 5, 2019, pp. 120-128. doi: 10.11648/j.ijaas.20190505.14
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