Assessment of the farmers’ tillage practices for soil conservation in Mubi north local government area, Adamawa state
Garandi Ijudigal Danjuma
The major aim of this research was to assess farmers’ tillage practices for conserving soil and to determine which of the practices minimize soil erosion and profitable for crop production. Five objectives were pursued using different tools to arrive at the result obtained. Laboratory analysis of four soil samples randomly but purposively selected from the study sites were analysed. And a total of four hundred and fifteen (415) questionnaires were administered to the target population. Descriptive statistics was used to analyse respondent’s demographic characteristics; also, student’s’ test and ANOVA were used to determine respondents farming variables. The results on respondent’s participation in farming revealed gender distribution of 51.0% male and 49.0% female, majority 68% are aged between 20 – 40 years. Likewise 60% of the farmers had basic education, 74% are majorly crop producers and 62% of farmers had between 11 – 15 people in their household. The results of analysis on respondents farming variable revealed that, most farmers (53%) acquired there farmlands by inheritance, only 20% of farmers practiced no-till while 63% and 11% practice ridge and mulching till respectively. Also, 64% of farmers use animal traction only 6% could afford tractors. Majority 73% had been practice tillage farming system between 6 – 15 years.
Garandi Ijudigal Danjuma. Assessment of the farmers’ tillage practices for soil conservation in Mubi north local government area, Adamawa state. International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Volume 3, Issue 4, 2021, Pages 5-15