Journal of Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development

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Strategies for Controlling the Effect of Soil Erosion on the Productivity of Maize and Sorghum through Extension Education in Sudan Savanna Zone of Nigeria.

Yohanna J. Alhassan



Accepted 10th March, 2018.


The research was carried out on the effects of soil erosion in Fakai Local Government Area of Kebbi State. The data for the research were collected through structured questionnaires. A total of 60 respondents were selected and interviewed in accordance with the study objectives. However, simple percentages and frequency distribution were used to analyze the data. The research examined and identified the extent to which soil erosion problems affected the farmers in the study area, and suggested dependable solutions towards alleviating the problems. The findings revealed that water erosion was the most prevalent agent (rill erosion) that caused much havoc in farming activities. The research also showed that, government/ other agencies assisted farmers in minimizing or alleviating the destructive effects of soil erosion in the area.


Keywords: Effects, Soil Erosion, Productivity, Maize and Sorghum