PAPER TITLE :ACCESS TO FINANCE BY POULTRY EGG FARMERS FOR CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION STRATEGIES IN RIVERS STATE NIGERIA

APPLIED TROPICAL AGRICULTURE | VOLUME 25 NUMBER 2 2020

Paper Details

  • Author(s) : Aroyehun, R. A. and Henri-Ukoha, A.
  • Abstract:

Accessing adaptation finance is posing a threat to the male poultry egg production in the face of changing climate. The study examined the accessibility of finance for climate change adaptation strategies among male poultry egg farmers in Rivers State, Nigeria. The study relied predominantly on primary data garnered using a set of questionnaire and interview schedule for its analysis. The information was obtained from 60 poultry egg farmers using multistage sampling procedure. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, and logit regression model. About 48.3% of farmers were aware of climate change finance about 45% of the poultry egg farmers actually received financial support on climate change. The mean level of educational attainment of the poultry egg farmers was 13.57 years, with mean of stock size of 1780 birds and mean of annual income of N3,195,860.00. The logit regression model results showed that age, household size, farming experience, stock size, educational level and access to climate change information are the determinants of poultry egg farmers' access to climate change finance. It is therefore, pertinent and worthy to note that awareness guarantees accessibility of climate change finance; and accessibility could guarantee utilization of appropriate adaptation strategies (such as planting of plantain/banana round the pen, change poultry bird feeds among others) in poultry egg farming. The study, therefore, recommends that National agencies like Special Climate Change Unit (SCCU) should create awareness and sensitize the poultry farmers to participate in programmes that address accessibility of finance for climate change adaptation in the country. Keywords: Accessibility, Adaptation, Climate Change, Finance, Poultry