CLIMATE CHANGE AND FOOD SECURITY IN BOKI LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF CROSS RIVER STATE, NIGERIA
This study examined climate change and food security Boki Local Government Area of Cross River State, Nigeria. One hypothesis was formulated to guide the study. The research design adopted for this study was the ex-post facto design with a sample of 350 respondents. The stratified and purposive sampling techniques were adopted for the study. A researcher’s developed instrument titled “Climate Change and Food Security Questionnaire” (CFSQ), was used for data collection. Cronbach Alpha reliability method was adopted and the co-efficient obtained 0.82. Simple linear regression test statistic was used to analyse the data collected from the field. The findings revealed that climate change significantly predicted food security in Boki Local Government Area of Cross River State, Nigeria. It was recommended among others that Nigeria needs to adopt some adaptation strategies that will enable her cope with the challenges of climate change to ensure food security in the country. To achieve this, there is urgent need for climate change policy at both National, state and local government levels in Nigeria. It is hoped that if the suggestions as made in this paper are effectively pursued, the country’s vulnerability to climate change will reduce appreciably and Nigeria’s food security will be greatly enhanced.