Agricultural Intensification and Climate Change Effect on Soil Productivity

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  • DATE / TIME :
    2013•03•20    10:00 - 11:30
    Location :
    Accra

    UNU-INRA Seminar: “Agricultural Intensification and Climate Change Effect on Soil Productivity: A Case of Southern Nigeria”

    Empirical analysis of the consequences of land degradation associated with agricultural intensification is desired for proper landscape planning and management. This seminar introduces a study aimed at quantifying the effects of land degradation on soil properties and crop yield in an upland–inland continuum. This research uses a pressure-state-response framework to understand the population–land relationship. Model input include parameters that constrain crop production (pressure factors); soil loss indicators (state factors); and methods employed in amelioration and adaptation (response factors). The expected output is to provide a solution to the problems of food insecurity and restoration of the protective functions of the ecosystems. 

    This seminar is the 12th presentation of the UNU-INRA  Academic and Research Seminar Series for the 2012/2013 academic year. Peter Ikemefuna Ezeaku will present his proposal on the study.

    About the Speaker

    Peter Ikemefuna Ezeaku has a PhD in Soil Science from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN). He is currently a visiting scholar at UNU-INRA.  He has 11 years of teaching experience in soil survey and land-use planning at a graduate level. His main research area is people–land interactions.

    Admission is free.

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