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Access to Land and Food Security: Analysis of ‘Priority Crops’ Production in Ogun State, Nigeria

Adeleye, Bosede Ngozi and Osabuohien, E. S. C. and Adeogun, Samuel and Fashola, Siraj and Tasie, Oyinkan and Adeyemi, Gideon Adewale (2020) Access to Land and Food Security: Analysis of ‘Priority Crops’ Production in Ogun State, Nigeria. In: The Palgrave Handbook of Agricultural and Rural Development in Africa. Cham-Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan., pp. 291-311.

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Using Ogun State located in south-western Nigeria, this chapter draws attention to the increase in output productivity of priority crops in the State from 2003 to 2015 due to the acquisitions of over 47,334 hectares of agricultural land across 28 communities in different Local Government Areas (LGAs). From Ogun State Agriculture Data, eight priority crops are analyzed: cassava, maize, rice, melon, yam, cocoyam, potato and cowpea. Statistics reveal that the cultivation of cassava gives the highest average output of 4,515,620 metric tonnes and yield per hectare of 16.41 relative to other produce which affirms that Ogun State has the most comparative advantage in the cultivation of cassava followed by maize. The chapter further explores other pro-poor programmes directed at ensuring food security in the State.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: land access; land use; land policy; food security; crop production; priority crops; ecological clustering; agriculture, land security; pastoralists; farmers; cassava; hectarage; yield; Ogun State; agricultural policy; arable land; land ownership; food research; agro-food; maize; rice; melon; yam; cocoyam; cowpea; potato
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 13 May 2021 15:55
Last Modified: 13 May 2021 15:55

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