Kareem Dada Salami, Obubunmi Ayoola Sunkanmi, Kehinde Atoyebi


The study empirically examined the linkage between land acquisition, Institution and agricultural production in Nigeria. The study adopts Generalized Method of Moment (GMM) due to the endogenous nature of Institution in our model. The results reveal that agricultural has a positive influence on per capita income considerably. One can therefore, infer that as more agricultural land are cultivated the standard of living of the people will increase through increase income for famers. The study therefore, recommends that Land acquisition should be encouraged but with a caveat that Institution capacity should strengthened to prevent rent behavior seeking of local and foreign investors.


Land acquisition, Agricultural production, Institutional policy

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