alexa Awareness of Climatic Variation through Indigenous Knowledge in Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria
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Journal of Earth Science & Climatic Change
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Awareness of Climatic Variation through Indigenous Knowledge in Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria

Olabode AD*
Department of Geography and Planning Science, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria
Corresponding Author : Olabode AD
Department of Geography and Planning Science
Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko
Ondo State, Nigeria
Tel: +234-7060871571
E-mail: [email protected]
Received March 28, 2014; Accepted May 01, 2014; Published May 05, 2014
Citation: Olabode AD (2014) Awareness of Climatic Variation through Indigenous Knowledge in Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria. J Earth Sci Climat Change S11:004. doi: 10.4172/2157-7617.S11-004
Copyright: © 2014 Olabode AD. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
 

Abstract

This study focused on examining climatic variation to identify its impact on sustainable environmental
development in Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria. The specific objectives are to; identify peoples’ perception
on climatic variability, examine environmental impact of climatic variability, and formulate adaptation strategies to
variability status of climate in the study area. Primary data for the study were collected through questionnaire and
direct observation with a reconnaissance visit to the sample groups, while secondary data were sourced from the
existing books, journals, maps and internet. Random Sampling technique was adopted to draw a population of 120
(10%) from the population of 1,212 in the study area. The population comprised of both academic and non-academic
staff member. One hundred and twenty copies of questionnaire were administered and used in the course of the
study. The data obtained were analysed using simple percentages and descriptive statistics. Tables and figures
were used for presentations and discussions of results. Generally, more than 60% respondents revealed the fact
that climatic variability is a common phenomenon in the study area. Based on this, the study had revealed declined
crop yield, increased mosquitoes breeding, spread of disease, water shortage, and hill exposure as major impact of
climate variation in the study area. The study therefore recommended that the government should intensify the use
of public sensitization tool on climatic variation as a prerequisite to sustainable environmental development. This will,
in a long way improve adaptation strategies especially through developing and promoting environmental protection
policies.

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