Farmers’ perceptions of crop pest severity in Nigeria are associated with landscape, agronomic and socio-economic factors

Wei Zhang, Edward Kato, Felix Bianchi, Prapti Bhandary, Gerrit Gort, Wopke van der Werf
agriculture, ecosystems & environment
This study links Nigerian farmers’ perceptions of pest severity to the landscape, agronomic, biophysical, and socioeconomic context in which agricultural production takes place. A farm household survey was conducted during 2012–2013, collecting data on household characteristics, cropping systems, pest severity and pest management from 805 households in 12 states of Nigeria. Village characteristics and land use information were collected from an accompanying semi-structured village survey.