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Below is Nigeria's first Agriculture & Food Law Reports published to advance the growth of Agriculture & Food Law as a robust practice, research and policy segment in Nigeria. While the following List gives access to judgment covering issues connected to agriculture and food law and practice, users are invited to remember that so much of agriculture practices and policies are tied to other areas of the law like Environmental Law; Real Estate, Property and Land Law; Oil, Gas, Mining & Natural Respurces Law; Alternative Dispute Resolution; Employment & Labour Law; Estate Administration & Planning; Administrative Law & Government, Commercial Law; Science & Technology, Taxation and Revenue, Children & Women Law and so on.

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ABDUN KAKA V. MALAMI NAGWANJA

FARM ASSETS – LAND DISPUTE OVER FARM LAND:- Land acquired by way of gift under Islamic law – How proved – Refusal to pay rent on demand for longstanding farm - Consequence

ADESHINA V. LEMONU

FISHERY:- Common right of fishing in tidal waters – Private bid to impose a levy on same – Claim for injunction to restrain interference - Right to the order by a private citizen – Basis – Statute relating to minerals and vesting control of territory like waterways on government – Whether amounts to an implied intention to take away existing rights of fishery on the general public

AMACHREE V. KALLIO

AGRICULTURE AND WATERWAYS - Communal rights to fish in waterways – When control of use of waterways can be tied to land – Waterways and resources which are not amenable to control by first settler’s rights or historical exercise of sovereignty – Effect

AKINTOLA V. LASUPO

FARM ASSETS – LAND:- Dispute over ownership of land – Where party proves use of land for cultivation of short-term crops like corn instead of perennial economic crops like coca or kola nuts – How considered – Implication for agricultural practices

AREMU V ADETORO

FARM ASSETS - ACCESS TO LAND:– Dispute over ownership of farm land – Proof of identity of land – Use of rivers, trees and cash crops as boundary markers – How treated

BABAYO BAKA SEYO V. HUSSAINI BABA TUMFURE

LAND HOLDING PRACTICES AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY:- Ownership of land by prescription – Implications for animal husbandry operations

BORNU HOLDING CO. LTD. V BOGOCO

CONTRACT FOR PROCUREMENT OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCE:- Claim for amount due but unpaid for farm produce, bagged, transported and delivered – How treated

BRITT V BUCKINGHAMSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL

TOWN/COUNTRY PLANNING AND AGRICULTURE – Use of land in agricultural area as car dump – Established use without planning permission – How treated

C.G.G V OGU

SECURITY OF FARMLAND AND HARVEST - Wrongful and reckless acts of breaking and entering into farmland by cutting several seismic lines resulting in wanton destruction of cash/economic crops and trees, fish ponds, juju shrines and farm house – Court with jurisdiction to hear suit - How treated

CHEVRON NIGERIA LIMTED V. THEOPHILUS NWUCHE & ORS

AGRICULTURAL LAND:– Effect of mining activities - Oil Pipeline Act Cap 07 Laws of the Federation 2004 – Need for prior consent of owner or occupier or person in charge of any cultivated land, garden or farm before carrying out any activity under a permit to survey pursuant to mining activity  - Duty to take all reasonable steps to avoid unnecessary damage to any land entered upon and crops or profitable trees thereon – Duty to make compensation to the owners or occupiers for any damage done under such authority and not made good

CHIEF KOFI AKRASI v CHIEF OSEI KOJO

PLANTATION FARMING:-  Customary law practices relating to plantations and large farms - “Cocoa tribute“ – Claim for an order for forfeiture to the plaintiff of the defendant’s cocoa farm or in the alternative, in lieu of forfeiture the payment of a further sum of money – How treated

ELEMCHUKWU  IBATOR  V. CHIEF BELI BARAKURO

OIL EXPLORATION ACTIVITIES AND AGRICULTURE/FOOD PRODUCTION:- Damage to economic and cash crops, fish ponds and lakes – Claim for compensation – Determination of victims entitled to compensation - Relevant considerations

ELEMENYAIKORO V. SAFRAP (NIGERIA) LIMITED

AGRICULTURE AND FOOD LAW:- Claim of compensation for damage to pond -  How proved

EMMANUEL EGWUMI V. THE STATE

CRIME AND IMPLICATION FOR AGRICULTURE AND EMPLOYMENT:– Farmer brutally murdered – Evidence of farm-hands employed by deceased – Whether deemed evidence of tainted witnesses – How treated

GAFAI V U.A.C.

AGRICULTURE AND JUSTICE ADMINISTRATION - Loss of agricultural harvest due to breach of contract for delivery of transportation and logistics vehicle - Attitude of Courts to subsequent claim for compensation for loss of agricultural harvest due to breach of contract after a being awarded in a prior suit repayment for money paid on the contract – Proper way of bringing same

HAMMOND V ALLEN AND OTHERS

AGRICULTURAL HOLDING/ESTATE – Lease agreement for farm and its fixed equipment – Where agreement incorporates statutory clause impelling landlord to effect extensive damage to property and farm equipment – How treated

HICKMAN v. KENT OR ROMNEY MARSH SHEEPBREEDERS' ASSOCIATION.

ASSOCIATION DEVOTED TO AGRICULTURAL INTERESTS:– Enforcement of ordinary rights of members – Attitude of courts thereto

J. ADJARHO v. MRS G. AGHOGHOVWIA AND OTHERS

PLANTATION FARMING - Rubber – Customary land law rules relating to sale of family land – Where not satisfied with respect to sale of rubber plantation – Implication for investors

JOEL OKUNRINBOYE EXPORT CO. LTD & ORS V. SKYE BANK PLC

CASH CROP FARMING - FINANCING:- Cocoa production – Loan facility to aid production – Default arising therefrom – How treated

JOSHUA GUTING v. TUNYANG DAVWANG

FARM ASSETS - LAND:- Dispute over farmland – Implication for food security and productivity – Duty of court to resolve same – How treated

FARMING OPERATIONS:– Constitutional backing - Section 172 of the Constitution -  Whether allows every category of public officer to engage in farming


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