• HERDSMEN – FARMER CONFLICT MANAGEMENT
    HUMAN GEOGRAPHY

    HERDSMEN – FARMER CONFLICT MANAGEMENT

    Historical tensions between Nigeria’s pastoralist and farmers have intensified in recent years. Dwindling forage resources and water availability greatly contribute to the conflicts. The urgent requirement is to engage the extension specialists with, rather than isolate, pastoralists from the various socioeconomic and environmental management options.  This strategy is fundamental to peace and productivity in the rural area. The Extension Specialist need to be trained to better understand both formal and informal governance mechanisms of resolving crises and the measurement of the relative impact on the interventions. The extension approach applied here will examine the existing and potential roles model of various actors from the public and private sector mediators.  …

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