Climate Change and Adaptation Measures in Northern Nigeria: Empirical Situation and Policy Implications

The major aim of this research project was to access the incidence of climate change and indigenous innovative adaptive measures in northern Nigeria. The specific objectives of the study were to: examine the level of awareness of climate change impact in the area; examine the nature of climate change impact; identify the different practices that exacerbate the impact of climate change in the area; identify and describe the indigenous adaptation practices used by farmers in the area; determine the factors affecting the peoples' adoption of various adaptation strategies in the areas; identify the problems farmers face due to the effects of climate change; improve the capacity of young professionals and women in adapting to climate change; and enhance behavioural changes towards climate change adaptation measures by the individuals."