IMPACT OF METEOROLOGICAL PARAMETERS ON RICE YIELD: AN APPROACH FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCE SUSTAINABILITY IN EBONYI RICE FARMLAND, NIGERIA
Ogbuene, E. B.
Journal Title:Journal of Environmental Issues and Agriculture in Developing Countries
This survey considered the impact of meteorological parameter on rice yields, poverty reduction, environmental resource sustainability and management. Data were generated through the use of multiple linear regression and crosscorrelations analysis. Other tools include correlograms, histogram, and bar graphs. The correlation variable results indicated that the tonnage of rice yield over the years was a function of meteorological condition in the area. The consequences of continuous variation in meteorological condition were severe reduction and deterioration in annual tonnage of rice yield and environmental resource sustainability. In the light of the above, it then became expedient to promote agro-meteorological advisory services as well as promotion of best practices that are climate change resilient in rice production.