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POPULATION DYNAMICS AND VEGETATION CHANGE IN BENUE STATE, NIGERIA

Hula, M. A.

Journal Title:Journal of Environmental Issues and Agriculture in Developing Countries
Abstract


This study of population dynamics and vegetation change in Benue State was carried out primarily to analyse the trends in population growth and how the population increase has influenced vegetation degradation/change in the State. The data for the study were sourced and collected through direct field and visual observation and materials from journals, books, extracts from NPC's Office Makurdi. The study revealed that though records about vegetation degradation and population dynamics were less documented in the State yet vegetation is one of the primary suppliers of resources for human use in the State. Hence population size and its composition generate the demands for these resources and then impacting on the vegetation resources negatively. Finally, the study concluded that human population increase and non-sustainable production coupled with consumption patterns, is placed at the centre of vegetation change in the State.

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