Land tenure and agricultural development in Nigeria
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Published by Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research in [Ibadan?] .
Written in English



  • Nigeria.


  • Land tenure -- Nigeria.,
  • Land use, Rural -- Nigeria.,
  • Agriculture -- Economic aspects -- Nigeria.,
  • Inheritance and succession -- Nigeria.

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Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 130-146.

Statementby Segun Famoriyo.
ContributionsNigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research.
LC ClassificationsHD1021.Z63 F35 1979
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 146 p. :
Number of Pages146
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3857044M
LC Control Number81176696

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The paper argues that land ownership structure in Nigeria has evolved over the years until when a single land policy document, otherwise known as the Land Use Act of was established to. The PROCASUR Corporation in Africa in collaboration with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) have partnered with the International Land Coalition, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), the Land Portal Foundation and Resource Conflict Institute (RECONCILE) to present the Learning Initiative: Innovative practices and tools to reduce land . Land tenure may be defined as the terms and conditions on which land is held, used and transacted. Land tenure reform refers to a planned change in the terms and conditions (e.g. the adjustment of the terms of contracts between land owners and tenants, or the conversion of more informal tenancy into formal property rights). A. Land acquisition and use remain a critical issue of great policy relevance in developing countries such as Nigeria. This study therefore examined land acquisition and use in Nigeria within the context of food and livelihood security. The chapter used secondary data obtained from the World Bank website, National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) and other : Isaac B. Oluwatayo, Omowunmi Timothy, Ayodeji O. Ojo.

Agricultural development is a major focus of the current administration's efforts in Africa. Though improvements to technology and training are important components of any push to increase food supplies and agricultural productivity, land tenure reform is a necessary factor in any long-term agricultural development plan. In archaeology, land tenure traditions can be studied across the longue durée, for example land tenure based on kinship and collective property management. This makes it possible to study the long-term consequences of change and development in land .   Nigeria’s planners have not yet determined how best to formalize land rights, particularly in areas of great sensitivity, such as informal urban settlements, communal lands that are under pressure for development, land used by pastoralists, and encroached forestland. Customary land tenure in Nigeria placed the Oba in charge of land distribution. Colonial law did not as a rule intervene in customary land tenure, except in cases of .