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Nigeria - An Economic Analysis of Natural Resources Sustainability : Land Tenure and Land Degradation Issues

ACCESS TO LAND AFFORESTATION AGRICULTURAL LAND AGRICULTURAL LAND MANAGEMENT AGRICULTURAL LAND USE AGRICULTURAL PRACTICES AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTIVITY AGRICULTURAL SECTOR AGRICULTURE ALLOCATION OF LAND APPROPRIATION ARABLE LAND BIODIVERSITY CLAIMS TO LAND CLIMATE CLIMATES COMMERCIALIZATION COMMON PROPERTIES COMMON PROPERTY COMMON PROPERTY REGIME COMPENSATION CROPS CULTIVATED AREA CULTIVATION DAIRY PRODUCTS DEBT DECISION MAKING DISEASES ECONOMIC ANALYSIS ECONOMIC GROWTH ECONOMICS ENFORCEMENT MECHANISMS ENVIRONMENTAL ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY ENVIRONMENTS EXPLOITATION EXTENSION EXTENSION SERVICES FARMERS FARMS FEED FISHERIES FODDER FOOD NEEDS FOREST FORESTS FUEL GENDER GRASSLAND GRASSLANDS HERDERS HOUSING IRRIGATION LAND ACQUISITION LAND ALLOCATION LAND DEGRADATION LAND LAW LAND LEGISLATION LAND OWNERSHIP LAND POLICY LAND PRODUCTIVITY LAND RESOURCES LAND RIGHTS LAND TENURE LAND TENURE SYSTEMS LAND USE LAND USE POLICY LAND USERS LAND USES LIVESTOCK LOW INCOME NATURAL RESOURCE NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT NATURAL RESOURCES NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT NATURAL RESOURCES SUSTAINABILITY OIL OPEN ACCESS OPEN ACCESS REGIME OPEN ACCESS REGIMES PARTNERSHIP PASTORALISTS PESTS POPULATION GROWTH POVERTY ALLEVIATION PRIVATE OWNERSHIP PRIVATE PROPERTY PRODUCERS PROPERTY RIGHTS PUBLIC LANDS RECLAMATION RESOURCE CONSERVATION RESOURCE MANAGEMENT ROUTES RURAL COMMUNITY RURAL DEVELOPMENT RURAL LIVELIHOODS SOIL SOIL FERTILITY SOILS SUSTAINABLE USE TIMBER TIMBER FOREST PRODUCTS TIMBER RESOURCES TRANSACTION COSTS TREES WATER RESOURCES WOOD
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Washington, DC
Africa | Southern Africa
2012-06-13T20:19:04Z | 2012-06-13T20:19:04Z | 2007-07

The scope and urgency of the threats to Nigeria's rural land are no secret. In 2005, a working group dedicated to formulating a national agricultural land policy began the process with a comprehensive articulation of the challenges facing Nigeria's agricultural land. The litany included recognition that: 1) agricultural land use in the country has been unsustainable, resulting in no fewer than eleven types of extensive land degradation and significant degradation of water resources; 2) the country has not classified its land - including its prime agricultural land - according to its use capabilities, and thus has no foundation for allocating land among uses or creating the mechanisms and processes for such allocation; 3) the majority of Nigeria's farmers are smallholders relying on subsistence-level cultivation practices; 4) the country's agricultural labor pool is shrinking, and practices that promote better conservation of natural resources have been too limited; and 5) the rural areas of the country lack of basic and necessary infrastructure, including roads, water, and health and educational facilities. This part of the report analyzes how Nigeria's land policy and legal framework can support efforts to meet the country's expressed land policy goal of sustainable productivity and additional goals of equity and conflict avoidance. Section two makes a brief overview of the links between land tenure systems, agricultural productivity, and equity; section three makes a review of the customary and formal land tenure systems in Nigeria, and section four makes the same for the formal land tenure system. Section five summarizes the existing legal framework and its impact on productivity, equity and potential for conflict. The last section concludes with specific recommendations for unlocking the potential in the country's rural land to meet the needs of its entire people.

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