L ARGE SCALE LAND DEALS AND WOMEN IN RURAL COMMUNITIES IN NIGERIA: PARADOX OF A DEVELOPMENTAL PARADIGM

Dr Efanodor Harriet O.   (Published 2016)

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Abstract

The study examines large scale land deals and investment in Nigeria
with a focus on women in rural communities. Large scale land deals as a
development paradigm is recommended within the context of globalisation.
Hence, promoters of globalisation argue that land deals and investment is a
tool for poverty reduction and promotes sustainable agricultural and rural
development. In the light of this assumption, development paradigm which
emphasises privatisation and liberalisation of land adopted by the Nigerian
government is seen as the solution to economic development. The paper thus
examines this theoretical assumption and made comparison with empirical
evidence from case studies of large scale land deals and its impact on rural
women. The study involves exploratory analysis based on the perception of
rural women drawn from six purposively selected rural communities. Findings
reveal that argument in favour of large scale land deals and investments do
not support the lived realities of rural women in Nigeria. In reality, it
reinforces differential access to economic opportunities thereby exacerbating
further inequalities. The study advocates that the Nigerian government should
develop an inclusive policy model based on affirmative mechanism that would
provide incentives that favour large scale land deal, at the same time
conditionality should be attached for women in rural areas, to have some
measures of control over land resources.


Item Type: Journal article(non-copyrighted)
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Copyright: Creative Commons LicenseCreative Commons license
Keywords: globalisation, large scale land deals, liberalisation, Nigeria, privatisation, rural women
Department: Political Science and Public Administration
Field of Study: Political Science
Uploaded By: Agbodekhe Barnabas Philip
Date Added: 08 Jun 2018 2:59pm
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2018
Journal URL: https://www.edouniversity.edu.ng/oer/journal/l_arge_scale_land_deals_and_women_in_rural_communities_in_nigeria_paradox_of_a_developmental_paradigm


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