Restoring degraded soil through climate smart agriculture

Iyere-Usiahon P.N.O, Ndor E, Jayeoba O. J, Kuje J
2020 Nigerian Journal of Soil Science  
Research has shown that the global population is increasing geometrically, and the soil pressure is increasing, leading to soil degradation. In Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), soil degradation has led to the loss of about 615 million hectares while in Nigeria the effect is enormous, considering that Nigeria is the most populous nation in Africa and highly dependent on agriculture. To manage the soil better, there is a need for an approach that is sustainable, resilient, and can reduce Green House
more » ... s. Such an approach is found in Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) which is one agricultural development approach aimed at a sustainable increase in productivity and resilience, while also reducing/removing emissions of greenhouse gases. The CSA practices are based on soil conservation that is suitable for a particular locality.
doi:10.36265/colsssn.2020.4418 fatcat:2zkobw3doff5hdof3vs3nriame