Assessment of crop farmers coping strategies to pastoralism/nomad activities in Nigeria

Obaniyi, K. S. and Kolawole, E.A and AJALA, A.O and Adeyonu, A. G. and Oguntade, A. (2020) Assessment of crop farmers coping strategies to pastoralism/nomad activities in Nigeria. Open Agriculture, 5 (1). pp. 219-226.

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This study examined the coping strategies of crop farmers to pastoralist activities in Odo-Otin Local Government Area of Osun State, Nigeria. A multistage sampling technique was used to select 120 farmers. The data were collected using a well-structured question�naire and interview and were analysed using descriptive and inferential statistical tools. The result revealed various levels of damage caused to food security by the pastoralist as follows: compaction of soil (84%), damage and eating of the crops on the field (79%), indiscrimi�nate bush burning leading to fire outbreak on farms (73%), stealing of farm produce by herders (73%), pollution of water points (54%), killing of farmers (13%) and others. The result further revealed the coping strategies used by crop farmers: praying for peace (98%), early harvesting (95%), early planting (92%), multiple farm plots (91%), group farming (90%), relocating farm (77%), police intervention (60%), gov�ernment intervention (9%), NGO intervention (9%) and insurance (4.2%). The results of Chi-square analysis showed that there is a significant relationship between the educational status (X2 = 13.06, P = 0.01) and coping strategies used against pastoralist activities. Therefore, it is recommended that the government should formulate a policy that will stimulate peace among crop farmers and pastoralist to sustain food security and reduce poverty among rural dwellers, thereby transforming the rural environment into an attractive centre.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Depositing User: Dr A. G. Adeyonu
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2021 15:46
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2021 15:46

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