Village Square Meetings and Climate Change Mitigation Measures of Agricultural Land Users in Ogoja Education Zone of Cross River State, Nigeria

Dr Cecilia K. Essien, Dr Anthony G. Bullem & Sylvester Ogbudu Okwo


The purpose of this study was to determine village square meetings and climate change mitigation measure of Agricultural land use in Ogoja Education zone of Cross River state, Nigeria. One hypothesis was formulated and tested for the study. Literature review was carried out accordingly. Survey research design was adopted for the study. A sample of 404 registered farmers was randomly selected for the study. The selection was done through the stratified random sampling technique. The questionnaire titled Village Square Meeting and Climate Change Mitigation Measures Questionnaire was the instrument used for data collection. The instrument was validated by an expert in Environmental Education and two experts in Measurement and Evaluation. The reliability estimate of the instrument was established using the Cronbach Alpha reliability method with reliability coefficient of .76 to .86. Simple regression analysis was used to test the hypothesis under study at .05 level of significance. The result of the analysis revealed that village square meetings have a significant influence on climate change mitigation measures. It was recommended that village square meetings should be carried out more often in order to increase awareness on the part of land users for increased productivity or agricultural yield.

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