Cattle herder in Northern Nigeria ©

Justice for All

April 2023

Conflicts between farmers and herders in Nigeria have been occurring for several years. The conflicts have caused distrust among local communities, loss of livelihoods, and food insecurity. Thousands of people have been displaced and many have died due to violence from the conflicts.

The Agents for Citizen-driven Transformation (ACT) programme provided capacity development support and a grant to the Centre for Social Change and Economic Development (CSCED). The CSO chose to address the herder-farmer conflict, a prevailing problem in the agrarian state of Adamawa, in the northeast of Nigeria. The organisation adopted an approach that could create livelihood opportunities for farmers and herders, and at the same time promote a peaceful co-existence between them. 

This case study demonstrates how ACT CSO partners are applying new knowledge and skills to advocate for change. It also underlines that with improved internal and external organisational capacity backed with sufficient funding, CSOs can contribute to a peaceful co-existence among communities. 

Learn more and download the case study below.