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Conflict Between Farmers and Herders in Semi-Arid Africa : An analysis of Literature and Experience

Conflict Farmers Herders Semi-Arid

UKAID Department for International Development (R4D)

Titre : Conflict Between Farmers and Herders in Semi-Arid Africa : An analysis of Literature and Experience.

Pays : Kenya, Nigeria, Zimbabwe

Projet de recherche pour le Développement : R6618

DFID Programme : Livestock Production

Organismes de mise en œuvre
Lead Institutes : Overseas Development Group, School of Development Studies, University of East Anglia (ODG) ; University of East Anglia (UEA)
Managing Institutes : Natural Resources International Limited (NRIL)

Durée : Start Date : 30-08-1996 End Date : 30-11-1996

Objectif
Interactions between farmers and herders at the interface between the pastoral and crop-livestock systems identified and management strategies for livestock production.

Descriptif
One of the most widely accepted (poorly substantiated) propositions in relation to changing patterns of interaction between crop and livestock production in the semi-arid areas of Africa is that, over the last two decades, conflict between farmers and livestock keepers has increased significantly and/or changed in nature, and that urgent action is warranted. ,Increasing conflict, between farmers and livestock keepers is cited repeatedly by policy makers, development workers and researchers throughout semi-arid Africa (but particularly in the Sahel and East Africa), and is one critical element in the justification for a variety of institutional and technical interventions, from grazing reserves to pastoral associations and land tenure reform in those regions. The claims of increasing conflict are used to justify a number of policy and programme initiatives. If these claims are either incorrect, mis-stated or over simplified, then policy and programmes based upon them are likely to be ineffective.

Total Cost to DFID : £21,223

Présentation : UKAID

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