Effects of Change from Communal to Individual Land Tenure for Development in Okaka town, Oyo State.

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School of Agricultural and Bio-Environmental Engineering, Oyo State College of Agriculture and Technology, Igbo-Ora, Oyo State:

Introduction; Statement of the problem; Objectives of the study; Significance of study; The study area; Methodology; Analysis and discussion of findings. Land tenure system and methods of land allocation in Okaka; Individual's right to land and source of accessibility to land; Land distribution according to gender; Land distribution and literacy level; People's reactions to the land acquisition; Testing of hypotheses: Maize yield of farmers before and after the acquisition; Conclusion; Recommendations; References.

The study examined the effects of changes from communal to individual land tenure for development in Okaka town of Oyo State. Primary and secondary data were utilized for the study. The paper examined the types of land tenure practices and methods of land allocation before the development of private ownership of land. Similarly, the individual's right to land, accessibility to land, mode of sales of land, offering of land as gift and distribution of land to different age groups and gender were all examined.