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Capacity building for climate change adaptation: modules for agricultural extension curriculum development in Nigeria.

Ogunbameru, B.O, Mustapha, S.B., Idrisa, Y.L.

Short title: Climate change adaptation in agricultural extension.

Basically, climate change refers to any modify in climate overtime, generally caused by natural variability and/or human activities. It has great devastating impact, particularly on agriculture and by extrapolation on farmers and the national economy. The frontline agricultural extension workers are expected to be among the principal stakeholders to teach farmers how to cope with climate change. Consequently, there is a need to develop appropriate teaching package
for the training of the frontline agricultural extension workers, based on the myriad of adaptation strategies and practices available in the bibliography. This paper synthesizes the rationale for capacity building in climate change and the adaptation or coping strategies. The modules (train-the-trainer) for teaching agricultural extension workers and farmers also are documented.

Ogunbameru, B.O, Mustapha, S.B., Idrisa, Y.L. Department of Agricultural Extension Services, University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria. shettimabulamamstp@gmail.com

Spanish Journal of Rural Development, Vol. IV (1):75-80, 2013 (Short Note)
Copyright © 2013 Ignacio J. Díaz-Maroto Hidalgo
DOI: 10.5261/2013.GEN1.08