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|Title: ||Determinants of Peri-Urbanization and Land Use Change Patterns in Peri-Urban Ghana|
|Authors: ||Appiah, Divine O.|
Bugri, John T.
Forkuo, Eric K.
Boateng, Peter K.
Land use conversion and transformation
Agro-forest land use
|Issue Date: ||2014|
|Publisher: ||Journal of Sustainable Development|
|Citation: ||Journal of Sustainable Development; Vol. 7, No. 6; 2014|
|Abstract: ||The main aim of this paper is to examine the effects of peri-urbanization on peri-urban land use change patterns,
using a binary logistic regression model, in the Bosomtwe district of the Asante region, Ghana. The decision to
convert from agricultural land uses to residential and commercial land uses are driven by a myriad of factors,
ranging from social to economic in the Bosomtwe District. A triangulation of qualitative and quantitative design
was used. Household questionnaires were proportionately administered to 270 respondents in 14 communities,
on the basis of population. The data was subjected to the Pearson’s Chi-square, Nigelkerk R2 and Cramer’s V test
of strength of association. Astep-wise binary logistic regression modeling was performed using the PASW v.17.
Pearson chi-square value of χ2 = 73.546 at 26 degrees was significant at p< .000,athough the Cramer’s V test of
the strength of the association was moderate at V = 0.37. The logistic regression model reported an overall
significance of the model at p< .000 with χ2 = 24.453, at 4 degrees of freedom. The confidence intervals of (CIs)
of (CI: 1.358—4.517) and (CI: 1.039—11.486) for the two main predictors of the outcome, and a B(Exp) values
ranging between 2.477 and 3.455 were also reported. This means the odds of respondents being more likely to
change their land uses is about 66%. Increasing rate of peri-urbanization is caused by increasing demand for
residential, recreational (Hotels and Guest houses) and commercial land uses at the expense of agro-forest land
uses. These have some negative implications on local climate and food security. The District assembly should
strictly monitor physical development in line with planning schemes.|
|Description: ||An article published by Journal of Sustainable Development; Vol. 7, No. 6; 2014|
|Appears in Collections:||College of Arts and Social Sciences|
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