International Journal for Asian Contemporary Research, 2(1): 01-07
Land Degradation: Building Climate Resilience and Adaptive Capacity in Agricultural Sector of Niger
Received: 16 December, 2021 || Accepted: 7 January, 2022 || Published: 9 January, 2022
A b s t r a c t
Land degradation and global climate change create monumental risks to international food security. In most countries, wherever agricultural productivity is already low and the means of handling adverse events square measure restricted, global climate change is anticipated to cut back productivity to even lower levels and create additional erratic production. Widespread impoverishment, arid climate, and a for the most part agricultural economy leave Niger particularly prone to global climate change. Given these challenges, this paper can examine policies addressing land degradation and the economic edges of investment in property land management within the region. Research shows that the agricultural sector suffers from ever-changing downfall patterns, and additional frequent droughts have considerably reduced crop yields. And this has negatively compacted food production within the country. Confronting these challenges is important. This study aims to contribute to the few existing literature in the continent and ascertain what response choices will be derived from the study to assist mitigate the economic effects of global climate change on agriculture and food security in Niger. Key findings emerged from the literature review of existing reports like previous studies about the topic, table review administrated by program evaluations. Printed and unpublished materials, newspapers, journals were conjointly used. The result findings conjointly highlight many factors of food crisis within the country and show that the various interventions that were known within the method became a key element in Niger's economic and social development arrange. This study shows a powerful association between the policy changes and improved human welfare, demonstrating that even poor countries may deliver the goods property development. Enhancing government effectiveness by giving communities a mandate to manage natural resources and by giving incentives to land users to profit from their investment is a key role in making improvements in land management and human welfare in Niger.
Keywords: Climate Change, Food Security, Land Degradation, Poverty and Sustainable.
Copyright information: Copyright © 2021 Author(s) retain the copyright of this article. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
To cite this article: Bozari, N. (2022). Land Degradation: Building Climate Resilience and Adaptive Capacity in Agricultural Sector of Niger. International Journal for Asian Contemporary Research, 2 (1): 1-7.
- Bruce A McCarl, Richard M. Adams (2001). Global climate change and its impact on agriculture.
- Bokar Moussa, Ephraim Nkonya, Stefan Meyer, Edward Kato, Timothy Johnson & James Hawkins (2015). Economics of land degradation and improvement in Niger. Zentrum für Entwicklungsforschung (ZEF)
- David Maddison (2007). The Impact of Climate Change on African Agriculture, A Ricardian approach. The World Bank Development Research Group.
- Eswaran, H., R. Lal and P.F. Reich. (2001). Land degradation: an overview. Oxford Press, New Delhi, India.
- Gretton, P. and U. Salma (1997). Land degradation: links to Agricultural output and profitability. The Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 41:2, Pp. 209 – 225.
- Ime O. Utuk, Ekong E. Daniel (2015). Land Degradation: A Threat to Food Security: A Global Assessment. Journal of Environment and Earth Science, ISSN 2224-3216, Vol.5, No.8.
- M. Cann, J. Dumanski and M. Brklacich, (1992). The Impacts of Soil Degradation on Crop Yields in the Canadian Prairies: An Annotated Bibliography
- Moussa Issaka Abdoulkader, Somé Yélézouomin Stéphane Corentin, Abdourhamane Touré Amadou, Hassane Bouba, Malam Abdou Moussa, Mamadou Ibrahim, Abba Bachir, Garba Zibo, Yacouba Hamma, (2016). The spatial dynamic of mobile dunes, soil crusting and Yobe’s bank retreat in the Niger’s Lake Chad basin part: Cases of Issari and Bagara. ISSN 1996-0786
- Moustapha, I. (2010). Criteria and Approaches for Evaluating The Impact of Land Restoration Projects and their Applicability to Niger. UNU-Land Restoration Training Programme.
- Savadogo P., Zougmore R., Bayala J., Ouedraogo M. (2015) What induced farmers to protect and manage on-farm tree natural regeneration in Nigerien Dryland? World Agroforestry Centre & International Crop Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics.
- Vincent Bado, Anthony Whitbread, Sanoussi Laminou, Ousmane Hassane (2017). Farmer's Perception of Land Degradation and Solutions to Restoring Soil Fertility in Niger.
Article View: 1566 times