Volume 2, Issue 6, November 2017, Page: 165-172
Environmental and Economic Perception of Urban Farming in Aba, Nigeria
Okoro Enyinnaya Okoro, Department of Geography and Meteorology, Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu, Nigeria
Iwueke Nyainbau Tarinabo, Department of Geography and Meteorology, Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu, Nigeria
Agunanna Henry Ibe, Zanal Advance Space Technology & Application Laboratory (ZASTA), Federal University Ndufe-Alike Ikwuo (FUNAI), Abakaliki Ebonyi, Nigeria
Ndulaka Chigozie Martin, Library Services Division, Abia State Polytechnic, Aba Abia, Nigeria
Received: Jun. 4, 2017;       Accepted: Jul. 6, 2017;       Published: Jan. 10, 2018
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijae.20170206.12      View  2218      Downloads  111
Abstract
This study examines the economic and environmental contribution of urban farming in Aba, Abia State. Landsat 8 Satellite image was used to acquire the Land Cover of Aba. Random sampling techniques were used to select 100 individuals that are involved in urban farming. Data for the study were collected using questionnaire and interviews. Descriptive statistics, T-test, and Kruskal-Wallis were used to test for hypothesis. Result shows that most of the respondents were females, within the age of 41-50 years, married, self-employed, with household between 5 to 8, and had tertiary education. They are mainly involved in cassava and maize farming and uses urban farming to supplement their income. At a significant value of 0.05 there is a significant contribution of urban farming to the environment. Therefore, government through urban planners and environmentalist should ensure adequate policies that will enhance land use in cities to accommodate urban farming.
Keywords
Urban Farming, Supplement, Satellite, Household, Population, Nutrient
To cite this article
Okoro Enyinnaya Okoro, Iwueke Nyainbau Tarinabo, Agunanna Henry Ibe, Ndulaka Chigozie Martin, Environmental and Economic Perception of Urban Farming in Aba, Nigeria, International Journal of Agricultural Economics. Vol. 2, No. 6, 2017, pp. 165-172. doi: 10.11648/j.ijae.20170206.12
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