Determinants of Coping Strategies to Conflicts Situations among Farmers in Nasarawa State, Nigeria
Authors: Oluwadamilola Kemi Adams
Country: Nigeria View / Download Full Text PDF File
Armed conflicts in Nassarawa State usually give rise to a change or an increase in “needs”. In this case, “needs” refers to the immediate requirements for survival or recovery from the calamities. The use of coping strategies portends varying implications for agricultural production as well as the farmers. This study was therefore designed to assess the impacts of rural households’ vulnerability to conflicts on agricultural production; and determine coping strategies to conflicts situations among farmers.
Data used for this study were obtained from a total of 179 households through a three-stage sampling technique. The first stage was the purposive selection of 10 crisis prone local government areas. Second stage was the selection of one village each from each crises prone local government areas. The third stage was random selection of 25 households. Major tools of analysis for this study included descriptive statistics, likert-type scale and step wise regression.
Farming households had a loss of 2467.25 Kg (grain eq.), which constitutes 36% of total output per annum to, the conflicts. The coping strategies adopted by the rural household during conflict included relying on less preferred food as first, and borrowing of food as fifth. Correlation analysis also revealed that 100% increase in output will lead to 16% increase in vulnerability to conflicts among rural households.
It can therefore be concluded that rural households in Nasarawa State are negatively impacted due to conflicts. It is therefore recommended that farmers should be trained and supported on the use of improved varieties to increase yield without increasing the size of land to avoid vulnerability to conflicts.
Keywords: Coping Strategies for Conflicts, Conflict Situations, Farmers, Nasarawa State, Rural Nigeria
Paper Id: 1375
Published On: 2022-02-12
Published In: Volume 10, Issue 1, January-February 2022
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