oa IFE PsychologIA : An International Journal - Urban growth and rural land retreat in Ibadan area of South-Western Nigeria 1935-1990
|Article Title||Urban growth and rural land retreat in Ibadan area of South-Western Nigeria 1935-1990|
|© Publisher:||IFE Centre for Psychological Studies (ICPS)|
|Journal||IFE PsychologIA : An International Journal|
|Affiliations||1 Institute of Ecology and Environmental Studies, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria|
|Publication Date||Jan 1996|
|Pages||98 - 114|
|Keyword(s)||Agricultural enterprise, Endogenous influences, Landscape configuration, Non-farming population, Peri-urban areas, Rural exodus and Transportation routes|
The factors, processes, and pattern of growth of Ibadan city were investigated and the consequent impacts on the surrounding rural lands, particularly farmlands identified. Population increase especially through mass rural exodus into the city created increased space demands for residential accommodation and consequently the loss of agricultural lands. The city sprawls sporadically following the major road arteries. The prime agricultural lands were the worst affected and the fall in land areas put into cultivation is quite steep. Strict regulations are urgently called for to save the fast dwindling agricultural lands.
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