Authors : Abah Roland Clement
Abstract: The study deals with the importance of agricultural land use evaluation in Nigeria. The study is a desk study which utilised secondary data. The desk study involved the review of published literature, such as books, technical reports and journal articles. The internet was used extensively to search for relevant data to consolidate data that was collected from relevant institutions, organisations. The study finds that agricultural land use evaluation is an important precursor to planning sustainable agricultural programmes. The study has highlighted the importance of sustainable agricultural development to the global community and its relevance to the sustainable development of Nigeria. The use of GIS techniques which makes it possible for the integration and analyses of varied data has become a preferred method and modern trend in agricultural land use evaluation. The study, therefore recommends the encouragement and use of GIS techniques in agricultural land use studies.
Abah Roland Clement , 2013. Importance of Agricultural Land Use Evaluation in Nigeria: A Review of Literature. Agricultural Journal, 8: 262-275.