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IMPLICATIONS OF POPULATION GROWTH ON AGRICULTURAL LANDUSE IN OBUDU, NIGERIA

Oko, P. E., Abua, M. A., Ayiri, B. A..

Abstract
This research examined the implications of population growth on agricultural land use in Obudu,
Nigeria between 1986 and 2013. Three sets of remotely sensed data were used to measure the land use/land
cover changes in Obudu during the periods 1986, 2000 and 2013. Population growth was analyzed using data on
census results obtained from National Population Commission. The objectives of the study were: to examine the
causes of rapid population growth on agricultural land use, to ascertain the extent to how population growth
affect agricultural land use and to proffer solutions to the impacts of population growth on agricultural land use
in Obudu. Data were obtained through questionnaire administration to respondents randomly in the four micro
agro ecological zones of the study area. The data was analyzed using descriptive statistics such as frequency
tables, percentages and charts among others. Relat ionships were tested using Pearson ís product moment
correlation coefficient. The findings revealed that there exist a consistent increase in population size leading to
the decline in agricultural landuse in Obudu. Illiteracy, high fertility, improved medical facilities, availability of
job and good road network contributed to population growth in the study area. The result of the analysis of the
satellite imageries further revealed that agricultural and forestlands continually dropped in land area while built -
up, bush fallow with trees and fresh water swamp grassland constantly increased. Recommendations were made
which include placing restrictions and curbing migrat ion in the study area to check population as well as
enforcing sanctions on land use abuses that convert agricultural land to other land uses in Obudu.

Key words: Population growth, GIS, landuse, agricultural landuse, remote sensing, Obudu


 
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Oko, P. E., Abua, M. A. , Ayiri, B. A.. IMPLICATIONS OF POPULATION GROWTH ON AGRICULTURAL LANDUSE IN OBUDU, NIGERIA. JCR. 2021; 8(2): 129-137. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.15


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Oko, P. E., Abua, M. A. , Ayiri, B. A.. IMPLICATIONS OF POPULATION GROWTH ON AGRICULTURAL LANDUSE IN OBUDU, NIGERIA. http://www.jcreview.com/?mno=67851 [Access: April 17, 2021]. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.15


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Oko, P. E., Abua, M. A. , Ayiri, B. A.. IMPLICATIONS OF POPULATION GROWTH ON AGRICULTURAL LANDUSE IN OBUDU, NIGERIA. JCR. 2021; 8(2): 129-137. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.15



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Oko, P. E., Abua, M. A. , Ayiri, B. A.. IMPLICATIONS OF POPULATION GROWTH ON AGRICULTURAL LANDUSE IN OBUDU, NIGERIA. JCR. (2021), [cited April 17, 2021]; 8(2): 129-137. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.15



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Oko, P. E., Abua, M. A. , Ayiri, B. A. (2021) IMPLICATIONS OF POPULATION GROWTH ON AGRICULTURAL LANDUSE IN OBUDU, NIGERIA. JCR, 8 (2), 129-137. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.15



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Oko, P. E., Abua, M. A. , Ayiri, B. A.. 2021. IMPLICATIONS OF POPULATION GROWTH ON AGRICULTURAL LANDUSE IN OBUDU, NIGERIA. Journal of Critical Reviews, 8 (2), 129-137. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.15



Chicago Style

Oko, P. E., Abua, M. A. , Ayiri, B. A.. "IMPLICATIONS OF POPULATION GROWTH ON AGRICULTURAL LANDUSE IN OBUDU, NIGERIA." Journal of Critical Reviews 8 (2021), 129-137. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.15



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Oko, P. E., Abua, M. A. , Ayiri, B. A.. "IMPLICATIONS OF POPULATION GROWTH ON AGRICULTURAL LANDUSE IN OBUDU, NIGERIA." Journal of Critical Reviews 8.2 (2021), 129-137. Print. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.15



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Oko, P. E., Abua, M. A. , Ayiri, B. A. (2021) IMPLICATIONS OF POPULATION GROWTH ON AGRICULTURAL LANDUSE IN OBUDU, NIGERIA. Journal of Critical Reviews, 8 (2), 129-137. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.02.15