Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment

Vol 4, Issue 2,2006
Online ISSN: 1459-0263
Print ISSN: 1459-0255

Environmental impact of agricultural production practices in the savannas of northern Nigeria


Jonas N. Chianu 1*, Hiroshi Tsujii 2, Joseph Awange 3

Recieved Date: 2005-12-07, Accepted Date: 2006-03-24


The study highlights the salient agricultural production practices that impact on the environment in the savannas of northern Nigeria. Due to population pressure on land and the need to maintain household food supplies farmers have increased their land-use intensity and natural resources extraction practices that degrade the environment. Some agricultural production practices were, however, found to be environmental friendly. The study recommends remedial measures that have to be taken to avert agricultural production practices that predispose farmers to practices and extractive activities that undermine the environment.


Agricultural production practices, land-use intensity, environmental impact, savannas, Nigeria

Journal: Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Year: 2006
Volume: 4
Issue: 2
Category: Environment
Pages: 255-260

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