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This study looked into the connection between Central Cross River State, Nigeria's farming practices and the decline of biodiversity. Two null hypotheses were developed and tested at the.05 level of significance in order to fulfil the objectives of this investigation. A review of related literature was conducted. The study used a correlational research design and selected 430 respondents for the sample using basic random sampling procedures and purposive sampling. Data for the study were gathered using a standardised questionnaire called the Farming Practices and Biodiversity Degradation Questionnaire (FPBDQ). A statistical tool called Pearson Product Moment correlation analysis was used to evaluate the data. The data analysis results showed that tillage techniques and biodiversity degradation in Central Cross River State were significantly correlated, however there was no significant correlation between harvest and postharvest activities and biodiversity degradation. Based on these results, it was suggested, among other things, that the government and other agricultural and environmental stakeholders support farming methods that reduce the loss of biodiversity, like zero-till land preparation. Modest crop management practices are necessary to prevent the loss of biodiversity.






 









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farming activities tillage practices harvest activities post harvest activities

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