ISSN 2284-7995, ISSN Online 2285-3952


Published in Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 20 ISSUE 1
Written by Festus AWOYELU, Kayode IDOWU

The paper assessed post conflict agricultural land sharing between the Ife and the Modakeke. The broad objective of the study to assess post conflict agricultural land sharing between the two groups of the respondents. Specifically, the study describes the socioeconomic characteristics of the respondents, identifies the causes and outcomes of conflicts in the past between the two sets of land users, examines conflict resolution methods adopted by the two parties to settle past conflicts, evaluates the respondents’ perceived benefits of Land Use Act of 1978, and analyses the land rental systems adopted in the study area. The assessment revealed that the respondents were predominantly male, the majority of the tenant farmers were relatively young and in their active years compared to the landowners. The analysis further revealed that the major cause of conflict between the landowners and tenants in the study area is the non-payment of land rent (isakole). Past land conflicts were settled and/or resolved mainly by community leaders without any recourse to government courts. Both categories of respondents perceived the LUA of 1978 as non-beneficial to the South Western agricultural communities in Nigeria. Assessment of the agricultural land sharing and rental payment revealed that two rental regimes exist both before and after the conflict. Before and after the conflict, rental payment was by crop. Landowners collected only 10% of total annual cocoa harvested as rent from the tenants before conflict, but now collect 20% after the conflict. Land rental agreement before the conflict ranged between 5 to 20 years before the conflict, but now it has been reduced to between 5 to 10 years.

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