Perception of Climate Change Issues and Household Response Patterns in Peri-urban Areas of Ibadan, Nigeria

By Aina Thompson Adeboyejo, David Oyinlade Adejumobi and Olamiju John Kehinde.

Published by The International Journal of Climate Change: Impacts and Responses

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This paper examines household perception of, and response to, climate change issues in the peri-urban areas of an ancient African city, Ibadan, Nigeria. It employs: structured questionnaire administered to randomly selected 300 respondents to elicit required primary information and; secondary data on climatic parameters between 1996 and 2007 for Ibadan. Results show a high level of awareness of climate change issues. Observed climatic parameters show an indication of local warming, featuring decreasing rainfall and increasing temperature. All the respondents linked deforestation, bush burning and population increase with climate change and also identified fluctuating days of rainfall, shrinking sizes of water bodies, water shortage and loss of soil fertility among evidences of climate change. Response pattern is generally weak including: long trek in search of water and low scale irrigation. Suggestions for sustainable adaptive measures include: incorporation of environmental education as a component of agricultural extension service and into the school curricula.

Keywords: Climate Change, Household Perception, Response Patterns, Peri-urban Areas, Ibadan

International Journal of Climate Change: Impacts and Responses, Volume 2, Issue 4, pp.67-88. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 975.268KB).

Aina Thompson Adeboyejo

Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, School of Environmental Sciences, University of Venda, Thohoyandou, Limpopo Province, South Africa

Adeboyejo Aina Thompson is a registered town planner and currently a Professor in the department of Urban and Regional Planning of University of Venda, South Africa. His area of research interests are urban development and Environment-Population and Health. He has won several awards and international recognitions including Grand Award for productivity in Africa (GAPA), Laurette of the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) and Grantee of the Union of African Population Studies(UAPS). He is a member of several national and international bodies, including, Nigerian Institute of Town Planners and Population Environment Research Network (PERN). He has held several university positions including Head of department and Dean of faculty. As the Head of department, he won the best Planning school in Nigeria award.

David Oyinlade Adejumobi

Lecturer, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Oyo, Nigeria

Adejumobi David O. is a lecturer in the department of Urban and regional Planning of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Nigeria. He is a Research Student in the same department. His area of research interest include urban development, landuse and environmental planning.

Mr. Olamiju John Kehinde

Posgraduate Student, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Oyo, Nigeria

Kehinde Olamiju is a postgraduate student in the department of urban and Regional Planning of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso,. His area of research interests are urban development and Population and health planning.

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