Determinants of Co-existence Between Crop Farmer and Sedentary Pastoralist’s Households in Oyo and Kwara States, Nigeria

Festus Awoyelu, Ezekiel Idowu


The study examined determinant of peaceful coexistence between crop farmer and sedentary pastoralist’s households in Oyo and Kwara States, Nigeria. A three-stage sampling technique was used to select 180 crop farmer and 120 sedentary pastoralist’s households (300 respondents) and structured questionnaire was used to elicit data from the respondents. The data were analyzed with descriptive statistics and multinomial regression model. Results showed that 93.3% and 87.5% of crop farmers and sedentary pastoralists were no longer involved in violent conflict with each other again in the use of resources. The significant factors influencing peaceful coexistence by the respondents were age of household head, farm experience, farm size, membership of association, distance to service centers, membership of cooperative society, farm income and herd size for the two categories of respondents. Based on its findings, the study recommends a national orientation campaign to both cropper and pastoralist groups on the many benefits of their symbiotic relationship, hiring of matured herders for proper keep of animals and empowerment of local institutions to handle land matters in local areas.

Keywords: Peaceful coexistence, Resource/product exchange, Cattle entrustment contract, Calf sharing.

DOI: 10.7176/JESD/10-12-03

Publication date:June 30th 2019

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