Friday, July 11, 2014

Lit in Review: Nigerian Agriculture 3

(This post was started October 2011 and never finished. Let's get it out and done.)

Eze, Kwonko, Orebiyi, and Kadiri, "Land Tenure System, Farm Size, innocation, and Agricultural Productivity in South-East Nigeria"

From the abstract: "The laws of inheritance and increase in population led to the subdivision and fragmentation of existing farmland in such a manner that the sizes of farm holdings discouraged agricultural commercialization. ... It was also shown that mechanization of agriculture was impracticable under land fragmentation." They conclude that farmer cooperatives would consolidate fragmented farms, reducing time and energy waste and allowing more modern innovations and mechanization to improve efficiency and production.

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