Are Local Investor Farmers Making Small-Scale Farmers More Productive and Commercialized? Evidence from Nigeria

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January 30, 2018 - Author: TS Jayne, M. Muyanga, S. Liverpool-Tasie, T. Awokuse, A. B. Aromolaran

Are Local Investor Farmers Making Small-Scale Farmers More Productive and Commercialized? Evidence from Nigeria
TS Jayne*, M. Muyanga*, S. Liverpool-Tasie*, T. Awokuse*, A. B. Aromolaran+

APRA Annual Research Review and Planning Workshop
Institute of Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), Bellville, South Africa
January 30–31, 2018

INTRODUCTION

  • Recent evidence suggests that changing structure of land ownership in sub-Saharan Africa
    • The rapid rise of a medium‐scale farming
  • In Nigeria, data from farm listing exercise carried out in September, 2017 and key informant interviews show rapid investment by medium-scale investor farmers in the country
  • The objectives of this study is to understand how these investor farmers are influencing the behaviour and welfare of the millions of small-scale farm households around them
  • Are they helping smallholders to become more productive and commercialized, or are they making it more difficult for them to do so?

* Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics, Michigan State University
+ Faculty of Agriculture, AdekunleAjasinUniversity, Ondo State, Nigeria

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Related Topic Areas

Nigeria, C4a


Authors

Thomas Jayne

Thomas Jayne
517-432-9802
jayne@msu.edu

Milu Muyanga

Milu Muyanga
muyangam@msu.edu

Saweda Liverpool-Tasie

Saweda Liverpool-Tasie
517-432-5418
lliverp@msu.edu

Titus O. Awokuse

Titus O. Awokuse
517-355-4567
awokuset@msu.edu


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