, Volume 83, Issue 2, pp 333–346 | Cite as

Status of climate-smart agriculture in southeast Nigeria

  • Robert Ugochukwu Onyeneke
  • Christiana Ogonna Igberi
  • Christian O. Uwadoka
  • Jonathan Ogbeni Aligbe


This paper explored the status of climate-smart agriculture (CSA) in southeast Nigeria using qualitative and quantitative methods in data collection. One hundred and sixty farmers were selected from the area. Also, focus group discussions were conducted. Data collected were subjected to qualitative analysis and logit regression. The study identified five broad and important practices relevant to CSA in southeast Nigeria, which include: adjusting agricultural production systems, mobility and social networks, farm financial management, diversification on and beyond the farm, and knowledge management and regulations. The determinants of CSA in southeast Nigeria include: education, income, credit, extension, livestock ownership, farming experience, land area cultivated, distance to the market and water resources, leadership position, risk orientation, gender, land ownership, household size, and mass media exposure. Government policies need to support research and development that develops and diffuses the climate-smart technologies to help farmers respond changes in climatic conditions.


Climate-smart agriculture Qualitative and quantitative methods Status Determinants Southeast Nigeria 


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The authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert Ugochukwu Onyeneke
    • 1
  • Christiana Ogonna Igberi
    • 1
  • Christian O. Uwadoka
    • 2
  • Jonathan Ogbeni Aligbe
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Agriculture (Agricultural Economics and Extension)Federal University Ndufu-Alike, Ikwo, Ebonyi State, NigeriaAbakalikiNigeria
  2. 2.Entrepreneurship and Employability CentreFederal University Ndufu-Alike IkwoAbakalikiNigeria
  3. 3.Department of Planning, Policy Analysis and StatisticsFederal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural DevelopmentBenin CityNigeria

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