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The Use of Pigeon Pea (Cajanus cajan) for Drought Mitigation in Nigeria

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Abstract:

Drought poses one of the most important environmental constraints to plant survival and productivity and by implication-food insecurity in the tropics. Pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan) has the potential of fertilizing the soil thereby improving agricultural production and ensure green environmental and ecosystem stability. Despite the ability of the plant to improve soil fertility and promote greening environment, it has not attracted adequate awareness as a soil improvement plant. This paper highlights the information on the plant in order to intensify awareness for its widespread adoption to achieve the much desired sustainable resource use for greening our economy and environmental management. The successful widespread adoption of the plant will translate to effective drought, desertification and sustainable climate change mitigation approach in Nigeria.

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Periodical:
International Letters of Natural Sciences (Volume 1)
Pages:
6-16
DOI:
10.18052/www.scipress.com/ILNS.1.6
Citation:
M.E. Emefiene et al., "The Use of Pigeon Pea (Cajanus cajan) for Drought Mitigation in Nigeria", International Letters of Natural Sciences, Vol. 1, pp. 6-16, 2013
Online since:
Oct 2013
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