The Impact of Urbanization on Food Production and Residential Land Disputes (A Global Perspective)

Wang Xiang Zhuo
Razak Faculty of Technology and Informatics, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. & Faculty of Public Administration, HengShui College, China

Siti Hasliah Salleh
Razak Faculty of Technology and Informatics, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia

Urbanization is still widely perceived as a social and economic issue that needs to be tackled immediately yet the fact of the matter is that no country has made to the list of developed nation without experiencing rapid urbanization. The basic purpose of this research study is to measure the impact of urbanization on food production and the residential land disputes from a global perspective. This research study is based on primary research and for this purpose, the study uses a set of pertinent questions related to food production and residential land disputes. These specific questions are answered by 100 plus respondents through an online surveying method. This research study uses Smart PLS software for data analysis. The study employs various methods for data analysis purposes; these include the one-way ANOVA test analysis, the T-statistical analysis and the regression test analysis. Urbanization is identified as the main independent variable whereas food production and the residential land disputes are both used as dependent variables. The results from the above-mentioned analysis reveal that urbanization is negatively and significantly related to residential land disputes globally. However, the urbanization is found to be positively related with food production at the global level.

Key words:Urbanization (U), Food Production (F.P.), residential Land Disputes (RLD), Global Perspectives (G.P.)

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