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Environmental Analysis & Ecology Studies

Assessment of Agricultural Practices on Residential Land use in Ondo State, Nigeria

Submission: February 24, 2018; Published: November 16, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/EAES.2018.04.000590

ISSN: 2578-0336
Volume4 Issue3

Abstract

Agriculture is partly or wholly responsible for environmental concerns such as tropical deforestation and biodiversity loss, fragmentation and loss of habitats, emissions of important greenhouse gases, losses of soil quality through erosion and Stalinization, decreases in quantity and quality of water resources, alteration of regional limits, reduction in air quality, and increases in infectious diseases. On the other hand, agricultural expansion and intensification has provided a crucial service to humanity by meeting the food demands of a rapidly growing population, and thereby involves a trade-off between food production and environmental deterioration. Thus, In order to assess the Earth system consequences of agriculture practices in our environment, both the positive, social and economic benefits and the often negative environmental consequences on our immediate environment and to other land uses especially on residential land use are to be looked in to in this paper in order to provides measures to minimize the impact of agricultural practice to ensure food security, improve our economic interest rate as well as to provide an efficient, comfortable, livable environment for the people, especially the residents of Ipinsa Village in Akure. Research methodology is involved with the measures adopted in the data collection and analysis for research purposes.

It covers various processes, procedures, methods and instrumentation, by which data are sourced, specified, defined, collected, analyzed and presented. This research has revealed that Ipinsa community is endowed with a fertile land capable of accommodating series of the agricultural practice if it is well used and provided with the proper infrastructural facilities needed. These facilities include; good transportation system (road), water resources, electricity, etc. This research also revealed that much has not been realized from the agricultural practice as expected to be, this is associated with the use of crude instruments (hoes and cutlasses) in carrying out farm activities, practicing of subsistence type of agriculture by some farmers in the community, poor transportation system, inadequate government support, lack of technological application, inadequate educational facilities, inadequate preservatives facilities, etc.

Keywords: Assessment; Agricultural; Practice; Residential; Land use; Ondo state; Nigeria

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