Promoting Conservation Agriculture in Rural Nigeria: Relevance of Environmental Literacy Education (Published)
Agricultural practice in Nigeria includes farming, fishing and herdskeeping. However, in the rural areas, farming tends to dominate the practice; hence, the term agriculture is generally used interchangeably with farming. Farmers in rural Nigeria generally adopt the traditional method of farming which involves environmentally unfriendly processes known to result in low productivity and income, occasioning the ultimate impoverishment of the farmers. Conservation/ Non-Tillage Agriculture is being advocated globally as a veritable alternative towards the solution of the adverse effect of both the traditional farming method and the contemporary incidence of climate change. Although global statistics indicate that Africa experienced relative increase in her land area under CA between 2007/2008 and 2012, nonetheless, Nigeria was conspicuously not among countries with up to 340 hectares (ha) of land area under CA in Sub-Saharan Africa. With the several known benefits of the CA system, there is a need to promote the adoption of the system by farmers in rural Nigeria. However, the constraints limiting the adoption of the CA system, as well as the notable hiatus in the spurring elements of the farmers’ demographic/ educational profile call for salient approaches (including education) towards promotion of CA among the farmers. The purpose of this paper is to expound the latent benefits and challenges of the CA system, the necessary strategies for the promotion of the system and the pertinence of Environmental Literacy Education to the promotion and adoption of CA in Rural Nigeria.
Citation: Eheazu C.L. (2023) Promoting Conservation Agriculture in Rural Nigeria: Relevance of Environmental Literacy Education, International Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development Studies, Vol.10, No.1, pp.16-37
Community Radios for Sustainable Domestic Tourism in Africa: A Reflection on the significance of Community Radios in Promoting Domestic Tourism in Tanzania (Published)
This paper aimed at underscoring the significance of community radio stations as an avenue for promoting domestic tourism in Africa, specifically in Tanzania. The paper attempts to reflect on the importance of incorporating community radios in the promotion of sustainable domestic tourism in the developing countries. The paper also points out some of the challenges facing tourism industries in the developing countries. It also presents and discusses diverse case studies on the significance of community radios in promoting domestic tourism. The paper also highlights the state and nature of domestic tourism in Tanzania. The reviewed case studies and literature reveals that community radio stations have significant contribution in promoting domestic tourism in the country. This is due to the fact that the community radio stations are basically people centered stations which allow community members to fully participate and contribute to such radio stations, thus, the utilization of such community radio stations is paramount for the promotion of domestic tourism in the country.