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Implications of Climate Change on Soil Functions: A Case for Achieving Local Coconut Sufficiency from Sustainable Agricultural Practices

Version 1 : Received: 13 October 2021 / Approved: 19 October 2021 / Online: 19 October 2021 (11:52:34 CEST)

How to cite: Egbunike, C.; Okoye, N.; Okechukwu, O. Implications of Climate Change on Soil Functions: A Case for Achieving Local Coconut Sufficiency from Sustainable Agricultural Practices. Preprints 2021, 2021100272 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202110.0272.v1). Egbunike, C.; Okoye, N.; Okechukwu, O. Implications of Climate Change on Soil Functions: A Case for Achieving Local Coconut Sufficiency from Sustainable Agricultural Practices. Preprints 2021, 2021100272 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202110.0272.v1).

Abstract

Climate change is a major threat to agricultural food production globally and locally. It poses both direct and indirect effects on soil functions. Thus, agricultural management practices has evolved to adaptation strategies in order to mitigate the risks and threats from climate change. The study concludes with a recommendation the coconut farmers should explore the idea of soil biodiversity in a bid to mitigate the potential negative impact of climate related risk on the farming. The study proffers the need for adopting sustainable agricultural practices to boost local coconut production. This can contribute to the simultaneous realisation of two of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations: SDG 2 on food security and sustainable agriculture and SDG 13 on action to combat climate change and its impacts. The study findings has implications for tackling climate change in Sub-Saharan Africa and in particular Nigeria in order to boost local agricultural production and coconut in particular without negative environmental consequences and an ability to cope with climate change related risks.

Keywords

Climate Change; Soil; Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

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