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Engaging Participatory Approach to Solving Problems of Soil Fertility in Nigeria

ABSTRACT

The decline in soil productivity level occasioned by loss of nutrients and carbon stocks, as influenced by anthropogenic perturbations of global carbon cycle and other natural phenomena calls for serious concern in the face of increasing food crisis, poverty and economic meltdown. This paper is aimed at evaluating the occurrences of land degradation resulting from greenhouse gas emission and the consequent devastations of the natural ecosystems. Climate change is taking its toll on the extinction of several bio-diversities and, in extension, the survival of man as a result of increasing drought during dry seasons and excessive flooding during wet seasons. Crop failures have driven considerable number of farmers to suicide and youths to embark on perilous journey to Europe. This paper will highlight basic human endeavors that portend serious danger to the environment, suggest remediation strategies for land degradation, discuss the constraints to the adoption of sustainable land management and recommend useful measures adoptable to ameliorate deleterious effects of climate change in the Nigerian environment. A framework for a participatory approach to solving the problems of climate change and soil fertility in Nigeria will be discussed.

TITLE:   SUSTAINABLE LAND MANAGEMENT UNDER CONTINUING CLIMATE CHANGE: ENGAGING PARTICIPATORY APPROACH TO SOLVING PROBLEMS OF SOIL FERTILITY IN NIGERIA.

PRESENTER:          DR. FASIMIRIN, JOHNSON TOYIN

DATE:                       FRIDAY, 16TH SEPTEMBER, 2016

TIME:                        12 - 1.30 PM

VENUE:                    ROOM A24 (NEW COLLEGE BUILDING)

 

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ABOUT THE PRESENTER

Dr. Johnson . T. Fasinmirin is an Associate Professor in Soil and Water Engineering, a registered Engineer with Council of Registered Engineers of Nigeria and an active member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, currently serving as the Ondo State Coordinator of Nigerian Institution of Agricultural Engineers.He is a member of International Professional Associations such as American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, International Soil Tillage Research Organization and International Association of Hydrological Scientists. He is widely traveled and has participated in several International Conferences around the world. He is currently on sabbatical leave in Landmark University. From his home University (FUTA, Nigeria), he is being assessed for the Professorial Chair, following a prima-facie qualification position from the assessment process done by FUTA. His academic experience spans Nigeria and Brazil.