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International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies
ISSN: 2028-9324     CODEN: IJIABO     OCLC Number: 828807274     ZDB-ID: 2703985-7
 
 
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GRAPH MEASUREMENT OF ROAD NETWORK CONNECTIVITY & ACCESSIBILITY ON FARMING ACTIVITIES IN AKOKO SOUTH-WEST LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF ONDO- STATE, NIGERIA


Volume 9, Issue 3, November 2014, Pages 1258–1265

 GRAPH MEASUREMENT OF ROAD NETWORK CONNECTIVITY and ACCESSIBILITY  ON FARMING ACTIVITIES IN AKOKO SOUTH-WEST LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA  OF ONDO- STATE, NIGERIA

Ale Adeniyi1

1 Department of Geography and Planning Sciences, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko Ondo State, Nigeria

Original language: English

Received 30 September 2014

Copyright © 2014 ISSR Journals. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract


This paper examined the impact of rural road connectivity and accessibility on farming activities in Akoko South-West Local Government Area of Ondo State. Using graph measurement analysis to determine the relationship between structure of transport network, flow of traffic to and from the hinterlands as well as to measure the accessibility of the routes within the study area. A grids of 20km by 20km were first superimposed on a larger-scale route map of the study area of scale 1cm to represent 20km.Thereafter, the length of the routes in each grid was measured and summed up and the answer was placed in the centre of each grid as the accessibility index for the concerned grids which was later subjected to the Beta index network analysis of Kansky (1964). The result obtained was B = 0.98, this shows that road network is not well connected to support highly integrated farming activities in the study area. This does not only, has negative impact on food crop production but has seriously reduced the economic status of 'the rural farmers. The paper recommends that both state and local governments should attach much importance to the improvement of rural road network accessibility such that farm sites in different locations can be well connected for easy means of food passage and raw materials to the people and industries in urban centres as well as its overall positive effect on the rural famers in the study area.

Author Keywords: Graph-measurement, Road Network, Connectivity, accessibility and Farming Activities.


How to Cite this Article


Ale Adeniyi, “GRAPH MEASUREMENT OF ROAD NETWORK CONNECTIVITY & ACCESSIBILITY ON FARMING ACTIVITIES IN AKOKO SOUTH-WEST LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF ONDO- STATE, NIGERIA,” International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies, vol. 9, no. 3, pp. 1258–1265, November 2014.