EFFECT OF CLIMATIC VARIABLES ON AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTIVITY AND DISTRIBUTION IN PLATEAU STATE NIGERIA
Journal: Environment & Ecosystem Science (EES)
Author: Ibrahim Sufiyan, J.I. Magaji. A.T.Ogah, K.D. Mohammed, K.K Geidam
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Food production becomes necessary in other to feed the growing population. There is pressure on land for cultivation and climate change has affected the crop yields, production and distributions in Plateau state Nigeria. The two important parameters of climate that are temperature and rainfall have significantly shows positive correlations. Three crops; Millet, Groundnut and Guinea corn (Sorghum), have been studied by comparing their yield using temperature and rainfall the assessment. The rainfall has the highest correlation with 0.987while, the impact of temperature base on the Pearson rank correlation has 0.853. the application of the coefficient determination will provide individual crop yield base on its relationship with independent variable.