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Table 3 Distribution of cultivated parcels by tenure types.

From: Women empowerment, Land Tenure and Property Rights, and household food security among smallholders in Nigeria

Geopolitical zones NC NE NW SE SS SW All
Acquisition mode %
 Inherited 62.0 70.0 60.0 54.0 55.0 30.0 54.0
 Purchased 10.0 15.0 23.0 14.0 12.0 10.0 16.0
 Leasehold 15.0 12.0 8.0 15.0 23.0 47.0 19.0
 Communal 13.0 3.0 8.0 17.0 11.0 13.0 11.0
Rights held on farmland (%)
 Can grow tree crops 83.0 88.0 88.0 74.0 76.0 51.0 78.0
 Can restrict access to others 74.0 85.0 83.0 72.0 71.0 43.0 71.0
 Can develop structures on land 77.0 86.0 86.0 73.0 73.0 47.0 74.0
 Can lease out to others 73.0 85.0 86.0 71.0 73.0 44.0 72.0
 Can sell the land 65.0 83.0 82.0 67.0 64.0 38.0 67.0
 Can bequeath to own children 63.0 82.0 78.0 60.0 63.0 36.0 64.0
Land titling status %
 Has well defined boundaries 25.0 22.0 15.0 3.0 12.0 23.0 18.0
 Registered with traditional council 14.0 6.0 9.0 4.0 2.0 4.0 8.0
 Registered with local government 5.0 14.0 5.0 0.0 1.0 5.0 5.0
 Registered with the state 4.0 3.0 3.0 0.0 3.0 5.0 3.0
  1. NC North central, NE Northeast, NW Northwest, SE Southeast, SS South-South, SW Southwest