Zone Sample point farm length Km Flooded portion Km Percentage of total length Depth in cm Periodicity Category Crop cultivated Crop yield Kg Crop yield loss Kg Percent age loss
Odah 2011
E
0.57 0.32 72 34 2 weeks to 3 months Seasonal Plantain 60 36 60
2012 E 1.50 0.47 86 21 2 weeks to 2 months Plantain 50 32 64
Iwhre-otah 2011
E
0.29 0.57 94 15 2 weeks to 3 months Plantain 90 42 46.6
2012
E
0.44 0.24 65 45 2 weeks to 3 months Plantain 80 34 42.5
Erorin 2011
E
0.74 0.66 88 32 2 weeks to 3 months Plantain 80 43 53.75
2012
E
0.57 0.32 72 34 2 weeks to 3 months Plantain 60 36 60
- Total 4.11 2.58 477 181 - - - 420 223 328
- 0.685 0.43 79.5 30.16 - - - 70 37.16 54.7
Source: Fieldwork, 2011 and 2012
The implication of this is that more than half of the yield from plantain is lost to flooding. Flooding is therefore a menace to cultivated crops in the area.
Table 5: Mean distribution of the flooded farm lands by Plantain (2011 and 2012).