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Current Investigations in Agriculture and Current Research

Research Article(ISSN: 2637-4676)

Perceived Effects of Resource-Use Conflicts on Rural Women Farmers in South-east Agro-Ecological Zone of Nigeria

Volume 3- Issue 4

Anyoha NO1, Chikaire JU1*, Ogueri EI1, Utazi CO2 and Godson Ibeji CC1

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    • 1Department of Agricultural Extension, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria
    • 2Department of Agricultural Management and Extension Technology, Imo State Polytechnic, Nigeria

    *Corresponding author: Chikaire JU, Department of Agricultural Extension, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria

Received: June 26, 2018;   Published: July 05, 2018

DOI: 10.32474/CIACR.2018.03.000166

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This study analyzed specifically the effects of resource-use conflict especially, land on rural women farmers in Southeast, Nigeria. .A total of 300 rural women farmers were purposively selected from 3 states in southeast where conflicts have occurred. Data collected were analyzed descriptively–using percentages, mean and standard deviation. Results got showed that farmerfarmer conflicts, pastoralists– farmer conflicts and communal conflicts were predominant in the study area with 100% response. The major causes of resource use conflicts were increasing population (M=3.37), overgrazing of farmland (M=3.35), breakdown of moral economy (M=3.57), pollution of water (M=3.46), among others. The effects on women included reduced crop yields (M=3.37), burning of crops (M= 3.38), reduced farm, reduced income (M=3.01), loss of human lives (M=3.56), rape/abduction of women (M=3.00), hatred (M=2.63), fear (M=2.57), widowhood (M=2.93) among others. The following strategies were identified, giving financial assistance to victims (M=2.65), creating job opportunities (M=2.53), proper land use planning (M=2.63), compensation to land owner (M=3.67). These farmers could be helped provision of credt facilities and proper land use planning programme.

Keywords: Conflicts; Farmers; Agriculture; Health; Women

Abstract| Introduction| Statement of the Problem| Methodology| Results and Discussion| Strategies to Cushion the Effects of Land-Related Conflicts| Conclusion| References|