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‘Population growth, naira devaluation fuel farmers/ herders conflict ’


A research carried out by the Misereor Dialogue and Partnership Service from 2016 to 2017, which covered the North Central, North West and South West, has blamed population growth, Naira devaluation, among others as elements behind herders/farmers conflict.

The report, which was released yesterday, in Abuja, by its Consultant Project Advisor, Cosmas Olaniyan, revealed that population growth was found as one of the key causes of the conflict, insisting that there was equally accelerated demand on the nature-based human survival needs.

The research noted Naira devaluation informed expensive food import, arguing that the devaluation forced the government to promote local agricultural production, thereby mounting pressure further on available land space.

It further revealed that the designation of land, according to its sustainability and future requirements in the context of an overarching land use plan, has not been implemented in rural areas.

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