keywords: land, community belief, traditional authority, land-users, accessibility
The paper assessed communal influence on land accessibility among rural farmers in Osun State. It specifically described socio-economic characteristics of land users; determined the level of land accessibility; and examined influence of community (roles of traditional authorities, community beliefs and cultural taboos) on land accessibility. A multistage stage sampling procedure was used to select the respondents. Data were collected from 260 respondents using structured interview schedule and key informant interview which were validated and pre-tested. Data collected were analyzed using descriptive statistical tool such as frequency counts, percentages, mean and standard deviation while correlation analysis was used to make deduction.
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