Discussion with Farmers in Southwestern Nigeria on Climate Change and Agriculture

  • Obasanjo Joseph OyedeleEmail author
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Africa is the worst hit by the crisis of food insecurity because of the effects of climate change on agriculture among farmers in the continent. Global discourse on sustainable management of climate change in developing countries is on access to climate change information and practice of climate-friendly farming strategies by farmers. However, new studies have established that empirical conversation on media communication of climate change in developing countries should move from determining level of awareness to promoting inclusive climate change communication wherein stakeholders will dialogue for sustainable climate change management. This chapter examines how climate change communication to farmers in Southwestern Nigeria fulfills the empirical recommendation on two-way climate change communication exchange. Interviews and focus group discussion sessions among farmers in Osun, Oyo, and Ondo states reveal that agricultural information about climate change mitigation and adaptation follows a one-way communication; warnings and weather forecasts overshadow building of positive knowledge, attitude, and practice. An appropriate feedback and participatory mechanism is needed, and farmers need to be active stakeholders in climate change communication for sustainable agricultural development in Nigeria.


Climate change communication Food security Two-way communication Farmers and Sustainable agricultural development 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mass Communication, Faculty of Social and Management SciencesBowen University IwoOsun StateNigeria

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