DETERMINANTS OF FARM SIZE AMONG RURAL AND URBAN SMALLHOLDER FARMERS IN OGUN STATE
Keywords:Farm size, Expenditure, Determinants and Ogun State.
The rapid population growth coupled with the need to farm due to the increasing demand for food has a lot of pressure on the available cultivate arable and. This pressure is even more felt in the urban farming areas where the rate of population growth is than in the rural. This study therefore seeks to find out the determinants of farm size in the urban and rural farming areas of Ogun State, so as to ascertain any differences in the two areas. The study analysed data from 100 urban-based and 100 rural-based farms in Ogun State. Results reveal that farming expenditure is the main determinant of farm size common to both the urban and rural farming areas. Mode of acquisition (allocation from family land) is the other determinant of farm size in the urban farming area, while years of farming experience and the mode of acquisition (customary tenancy.) are the other determinants in the rural farming areas.