The Influence of Information Disorder on Climate Change Adaptation Practices of Farmers in Lagos State, Nigeria

dc.contributor.advisorChowdhury, Ataharul
dc.contributor.authorEdet, Uduak
dc.date.accessioned2023-09-13T13:47:01Z
dc.date.available2023-09-13T13:47:01Z
dc.date.copyright2023-09
dc.date.created2023-08-31
dc.degree.departmentSchool of Environmental Design and Rural Development
dc.degree.grantorUniversity of Guelphen
dc.degree.nameMaster of Science
dc.degree.programmeCapacity Development and Extension
dc.description.abstractAgriculture is essential for food and livelihood yet vulnerable to climate change. Accurate information helps farmers adapt to climate change and ensure food security. However, information disorder, caused by improper dissemination, or prevailing beliefs, impedes this. This study used online survey and interviews to explore how information disorder influences climate change adaptation among Iju Farmers Association members in Lagos State, Nigeria. Descriptive analysis, Multinomial Logistic Regression and Binary Logit Model in SPSS were used to analyze the survey, while thematic coding in Nvivo was used for the interviews. Results showed that farmers get information from government extension agents, other farmers, radio, and social media. Farmers can get misinformation from peers, which is circulated without an intention to deceive. This can lead to the non-adoption or postponement of climate change adaptation practices, highlighting the need for reliable sources of information and the awareness of information disorder in climate change adaptation.
dc.description.embargo2024-09-01
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10214/27906
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Guelphen
dc.rights.licenseAll items in the Atrium are protected by copyright with all rights reserved unless otherwise indicated.en
dc.subjectClimate change
dc.subjectAdaptation
dc.subjectAgriculture
dc.subjectInformation Disorder
dc.subjectMisinformation
dc.subjectDisinformation
dc.subjectMal-information
dc.titleThe Influence of Information Disorder on Climate Change Adaptation Practices of Farmers in Lagos State, Nigeria
dc.typeThesisen

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