Improvements in Women’s Access to Rural Farmland

The case of Ile-Ife, Nigeria


  • Augustina Chiwuzie Department of Estate Management, Federal Polytechnic Ede, Nigeria
  • Olusegun Adebayo Ogunba Department of Estate Management, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria
  • Daniel Ibrahim Dabara Department of Estate Management, University of Ibadan, Nigeria



Land Allocation Process, Gender Inequality, Land Affordability, Poverty Alleviation, Tenure Security


The study investigates women's access to rural farmlands in Ile-Ife, Nigeria, in the context of land availability, affordability, tenure security and ease of transaction. A qualitative research design was employed. Purposive and stratified sampling were utilised to obtain data from four key informants and 13 rural women farmers in Ajebandele village of Ile-Ife, Nigeria. Themes emerged from the responses through content analysis. Findings revealed that women's access to land has improved over the past four decades. The study concludes that despite the improvements, gender equality had not been fully achieved as rural women farmers lack tenure security.


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Chiwuzie, A., Ogunba, O. A., & Dabara, D. I. (2021). Improvements in Women’s Access to Rural Farmland: The case of Ile-Ife, Nigeria. Journal of African Real Estate Research, 6(1), 43–62.

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