Pastoralists – Farmers’ Conflicts in Jigawa State Nigeria: Causes, Repercussions and Solutions

M. Babagana
Department of Animal Health and Production Technology, College of Agriculture Gujba, Yobe State, Nigeria.
Zakar. Yakubu
Department of Agriculture and Community Development Kampala University, Kampala, Uganda.
Hamidan Bello Harris
Department of Accounting,Federal College of Education (Technical) Bichi, Kano State, Nigeria.
Abdulaziz Hussaini
Department of Plant Science, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria.

Abstract

dimensions of most conflicts involving man since time immemorial. Of all resources, however, land has remained an overwhelming source of conflicts among various user groups as well as individuals at varying thresholds. In particular, conflicts between farmers and herdsmen in the use of agricultural land are becoming fiercer and increasingly widespread in Nigeria, largely due to ‘intensification and extensification’ of production activities that are necessitated by increasing human population (Gefu and Kolawole 2005; Fasona and Omojola 2005 cited in Adisa and Adekunle, 2010). The vital role of agriculture in the development of conflicts between pastoralists and farmers have been noted as an example of Low Intensity Conflict emanating from environmental degradation, resource scarcity, demographic and climate change (Shettima and Tar, 2008).

Abstract

dimensions of most conflicts involving man since time immemorial. Of all resources, however, land has remained an overwhelming source of conflicts among various user groups as well as individuals at varying thresholds. In particular, conflicts between farmers and herdsmen in the use of agricultural land are becoming fiercer and increasingly widespread in Nigeria, largely due to ‘intensification and extensification’ of production activities that are necessitated by increasing human population (Gefu and Kolawole 2005; Fasona and Omojola 2005 cited in Adisa and Adekunle, 2010). The vital role of agriculture in the development of conflicts between pastoralists and farmers have been noted as an example of Low Intensity Conflict emanating from environmental degradation, resource scarcity, demographic and climate change (Shettima and Tar, 2008).

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Babagana, M., Yakubu, Z., Bello Harris, H., & Hussaini, A. (2019). Pastoralists – Farmers’ Conflicts in Jigawa State Nigeria: Causes, Repercussions and Solutions. International Journal of Contemporary Research and Review, 10(06), 20339-20354. https://doi.org/10.15520/ijcrr.v10i06.707
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Babagana, M., Yakubu, Z., Bello Harris, H., & Hussaini, A. (2019). Pastoralists – Farmers’ Conflicts in Jigawa State Nigeria: Causes, Repercussions and Solutions. International Journal of Contemporary Research and Review, 10(06), 20339-20354. https://doi.org/10.15520/ijcrr.v10i06.707

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