Assessing the Factors influencing Access to land for Urban Agriculture in Southeast Nigeria

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February 16, 2019 - Author: , Jonathan Okechukwu Alimba and Oyinkan Tasie

Chukwudi Charles Olumba, Jonathan Okechukwu Alimba and Oyinkan Tasie, 2019. Assessing the Factors influencing Access to land for Urban Agriculture in Southeast Nigeria , FSP Policy Research Brief 116.

Key Findings

  • The majority (59.6%) of urban farmers face tenure insecurity, as they cultivate open spaces/ land.
  • Access to land for urban agriculture was positively related to credit access and cooperative membership and negatively related to the age of the farmers and conflicting land use.
  • Credit access, land tenure security and income of the farmers have positive effect on the size of land accessed by urban farmers.
  • The age and gender of urban farmers negatively influenced the size of land accessed by the urban farmers.

 

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