Determinants of Participation in Urban Agriculture in Ibadan North -West Local government Area of Oyo State
Keywords:urban, agriculture, land acquisition
AbstractThe study examined factors that affect participation In urban agriculture. Different categories ofurban agriculture were Identified and the problems encountered by these farmers enumerated. Datawere collected using the stratified random sampling technique from 115 respondents in the studyarea made up of 89 farmers and 29 non -farmers. The data were analysed using descriptive statisticsand the logit model. Results show that the mean age of the respondents is 45.8% and are stilleconomically active. Farming is practised as primary occupation by 10.2% of the respondents andas secondary occupation by 65.3 %. The most common form of production practised is arable cropproduction followed by horticulture. Preference for arable crop production is due to lack of title toland. Factors that affect participation in urban agriculture include age, years of schooling, numberof dependants, food expenditure and non -food expenditure. Lack of title to land and theft werestated as the most pressing problems. The study recommends that government should establishfarm settlements In peri-urban centres where land would be leased to farmers particularly youngunemployed youths. This will reduce the problem of land acquisition and inadequate household foodsupply.
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