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Stopping Nigeria’s Spiralling Farmer-Herder Violence

The farmer-herder conflict has arguably become the greatest threat to Nigeria’s peace and security. It is exacting an ever-deadlier toll and, with elections looming in 2019, could destabilise the country if the government and other actors fail to co…

Managing for Agricultural Results: Managing Farmer-Herder Conflicts in Tanzania

Land in Tanzania and much of Africa is a primary asset for survival and a major source of income and livelihoods for the rural population. It also carries spiritual values. Access to land resources therefore involves power and symbolic relations. Th…

Local Learning: Ideas for Reducing Farmer-herder Conflicts in Nigeria

In Nigeria today, the farmer-herder conflict is one of the most pressing conflicts disrupting lives and livelihoods. It was reported that the violent conflict claimed an estimated 8,000 lives from 2011 to 2019, based on a 2019 joint assessment by th…

Farmer-Herder Conflict in Northern Nigeria: Trends, Dynamics and Gender Perspectives

The farmer-herder conflict in Nigeria has become persistent and pervasive with debilitating consequences on human lives and their sources of livelihoods. Although scholars, policy makers and development workers have given attention to the conflict, …

Climatic Factors in Nigeria's Farmer-Herder Conflict

Although skirmishes between land-owning farmers and Fulani herders in Nigeria are not uncommon, the dynamics of recent outbreaks, with both cross-border and environmental connotations, call for in-depth scrutiny. Among other factors, the increasing …

Addressing the Causes and Consequences of the Farmer-Herder Conflict in Ghana

For several years, tensions have existed between local farmers and Fulani herdsmen in Ghana. However, various factors have recently, contributed to the tensions taking on a violent nature and becoming one of Ghana’s foremost security threats. Based …

Ending Nigeria's Herder-Farmer Crisis: The Livestock Reform Plan

In 2019, Nigerian authorities launched a ten-year National Livestock Transformation Plan to curtail the movement of cattle, boost livestock production and quell the country’s lethal herder-farmer conflict. But inadequate political leadership, delays…

African Journal on Conflict Resolution, Volume 21, No 2, 2021

The second volume of 2021 consists of six articles covering a very interesting and comprehensive spectrum of conflict resolution themes. In fact, this collection can serve as an overview of the range of challenges peacebuilders in Africa have to con…

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