A study on the impact of soil erosion and control strategies – a case study of Idah town in Idah local government area, Kogi state

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Abstract

The menace of soil erosion to any settlement is a threat not only to the structures (environment) but also to human life. Soil erosion in Idah town is a major environmental problem ravaging the society. The purpose of this study hence is to appraised the past soil erosion control strategies in Idah town so as to suggest workable soil erosion control measures. Relevant data collected from the government department that is from State and Local government, Questionnaire were administered to 316 respondent through random sampling and sight inspection was adopted to observe an area of serious erosion. Tabulation and percentage were used to analyze and interpret data collection. Based on the analysis of the data collected, findings show that, soil erosion is the most pronounced environmental hazard in Idah, caused by rainfall, soil exposure and lack drainage facilities among others. This affects the roads, buildings, agricultural activities, and the entire environment. To curb this menace of soil erosion, a lot has to be done by ways of constructing drainage system, adopting better farming practice, planting of tress/wards and a combined effort of both the government and the community. 
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A study on the impact of soil erosion and control strategies - a case study of Idah town in Idah local government area, Kogi state

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