LIVELIHOOD VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT TO SOIL EROSION IN KANO STATE, NIGERIA
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Keywords

Livelihoods
Resilience
Soil Erosion
Vulnerability

How to Cite

M.K.Yahaya, A. Mustapha, A. Suleiman, & M.A.Abdullahi. (2021). LIVELIHOOD VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT TO SOIL EROSION IN KANO STATE, NIGERIA. Journal of Agricultural Economics, Environment and Social Sciences, 7(1), 115-138. Retrieved from http://jaeess.com.ng/index.php/jaeess/article/view/88

Abstract

Vulnerability is the capacity to anticipate, cope with, resist and recover from the impact of
natural disasters. The study aims to assess the level of household livelihood vulnerability to
soil erosion in Kano State. The study was conducted in six (6) purposively selected Local
Government Areas of Kano state. Data were collected from 376 randomly selected households.
The focusing parameters are: health, food, knowledge and skills, livelihood strategies, land,
natural disaster and climate variability, socio demographic conditions, social networks,
housing and production means and finance and income. The data were aggregated using a
Livelihood Vulnerability Index (LVI) and vulnerability scores were compared. Ungogo was
found to be the least vulnerable with LVI of 0.322 because of better access to basic amenities
and livelihood strategies while Dawakin Tofa with LVI score of 0.412 was the most vulnerable.
The study also found that adaptive capacities of the households are important in limiting
vulnerability and thus promotion of resilience. These results have implications for initiation
and implementation of household resilience projects by the government, donor agencies and
other related organizations.

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