Perceptions of the Relationship between Cultural Biases and Farmer-Herder Conflicts in Taraba State, Nigeria
This study examined the relationship between cultural biases and farmer-herder conflicts in Taraba State, Nigeria. The population was made up of nine hundred and seventy-three (973) respondents, comprising the households of farmers and herdsmen in Taraba State. The sample size of two hundred and ten (210) was selected using the multi-stage sampling procedure. Questionnaire served as the instrument for data collection with 18 Likert-type –item. One hundred and ninety-five (195) copies of the questionnaire were successfully retrieved and analysed. Mean and standard deviation was used to summarise the data. Findings indicated that preference of one’s culture over another and cultural barriers which spots nomads as strangers in farming communities are some aspects of cultural biases that promote farmer-herder conflicts in Taraba State. Government should come up with policies that will reduce the vegetative impact of cultural preferences and barriers.
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