Universal Journal of Agricultural Research Vol. 5(6), pp. 338 - 343
DOI: 10.13189/ujar.2017.050604
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Land Reform System and Its Implications on Agricultural Production in Nigeria


Nzeh Emeka *, Famobuwa, O. S , Iroechenwu Chinemeze
Department of Agricultural Economics & Extension, Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT), Nigeria

ABSTRACT

This study is focused on assessing the implications of land reforms system on agricultural production in Nigeria. The study set three major objectives which include to: provide an overview of land reforms, examine the problems of land reforms and finally, consider the implication of land reforms on agricultural production in Nigeria. Land reform is usually linked with agricultural and rural development. This is so because the bulk of the population especially those involved in primary production depend on the availability of land in whatever form it may be required. Land must be available to persons and/or groups of people who are ready to put it to productive use. It is the farmers' most important asset and it plays an essential role in sustaining agricultural production. However, ownership of land often interferes with its use as an agricultural asset. The employment of land use reform is therefore needed to ensure equitable allocation, availability and distribution of land to ready users both in rural and urban areas of the country. The Nigeria Land Use Act need be revisited to make room for easy and efficient land access to individuals, corporate institution and their likes that would be ready to use land for productive purposes.

KEYWORDS
Agriculture, Agricultural Production, Land Reform, Land Tenure, Land Use Act

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(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Nzeh Emeka , Famobuwa, O. S , Iroechenwu Chinemeze , "Land Reform System and Its Implications on Agricultural Production in Nigeria," Universal Journal of Agricultural Research, Vol. 5, No. 6, pp. 338 - 343, 2017. DOI: 10.13189/ujar.2017.050604.

(b). APA Format:
Nzeh Emeka , Famobuwa, O. S , Iroechenwu Chinemeze (2017). Land Reform System and Its Implications on Agricultural Production in Nigeria. Universal Journal of Agricultural Research, 5(6), 338 - 343. DOI: 10.13189/ujar.2017.050604.