Dr Etuki Eborty Egbonyi, Oham Sunday Bassey & Afo Joseph
This study adopted correlational research design to investigate the relationship between farmers’ knowledge of environmental issues and their attitude towards erosion prevention in Bekwarra Local Government Area of Cross River State, Nigeria. A research question was raised which was transformed to a research hypothesis. The sample size was 165 respondents drawn from a population of 1650 registered farmers of Bekwarra Local Government Area. Questionnaire entitled “Farmers’ Knowledge of Environmental Issues and their Attitude towards Erosion Prevention” (FKEIATEP) was the instrument for data collection. Pearson Product Moment Correlation analysis was the statistical tool used for testing the hypothesis at 0.05 level of significance. Finding of the study shows that there was a significant relationship between knowledge of environmental issues and erosion control in Bekwarra Local Government Area. It was therefore recommended that environmental stakeholders, government and non-governmental organizations should extend environmental awareness campaigns, especially concerning erosion prevention, to Bekwarra Local Government Area of Cross River State.