This study sought to capture information on the mitigation of farmer - herder
conflicts in two villages, namely Mbuyuni and Uturo in Mbarali District, Tanzania.
The study was conducted to achieve the following specific objectives: (i) to evaluate
the functions of related institutions and stakeholders towards conflicts resolution and
management. (ii) To assess the impacts of land conflicts among the land users and
(iii) to suggest alternative strategies and /or mechanisms for mitigating conflicts
among the land users.
Respondents for the study included farmers, herders, and officials of selected
pastoralists and farmers associations, law enforcement agents, staff of organisations
concerned with management of common property resources and local leaders. A
total of 100 respondents were randomly selected for the study. Primary data on
functions of related institutions and stakeholders in conflicts resolution and
management, their impacts to the community as well as conflicts resolution
mechanism were obtained from the respondents using questionnaire, interview,
focused group discussion and participatory resource assessment. Data were analyzed
using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) preceded by data coding to
prepare data for easy entry.
The study revealed that the major impacts of conflicts between farmers and herders
were death of people and livestock, injuries, burning of farms and houses, increased
communal grievances. The study portray that in order to mitigate conflicts among
the land users, there must be effective implementation of land policy in order to
reduce these conflicts. Also it is through the provision of education among the land
users that can solve/mitigate the land conflicts in the study villages. The study
recommends that the local government authority should involve the traditional and
local leaders in finding solutions to farmer- herder conflicts. Moreover, the relevant
stakeholders like LGAs and land council should continue providing education
among the land users. Furthermore, the government and civil society organizations
should collaborate in providing education to the citizens on the various laws so that
they will use those policies and laws in using their land wisely.
The Public Access, L (2021). Mitigation Of Farmer - Herder Conflicts In Mbarali District, Tanzania. Afribary.com: Retrieved May 13, 2021, from https://afribary.com/works/mitigation-of-farmer-herder-conflicts-in-mbarali-district-tanzania
Library, The Public Access. "Mitigation Of Farmer - Herder Conflicts In Mbarali District, Tanzania" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 27 Apr. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/mitigation-of-farmer-herder-conflicts-in-mbarali-district-tanzania . Accessed 13 May. 2021.
Library, The Public Access. "Mitigation Of Farmer - Herder Conflicts In Mbarali District, Tanzania". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 27 Apr. 2021. Web. 13 May. 2021. < https://afribary.com/works/mitigation-of-farmer-herder-conflicts-in-mbarali-district-tanzania >.
Library, The Public Access. "Mitigation Of Farmer - Herder Conflicts In Mbarali District, Tanzania" Afribary.com (2021). Accessed May 13, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/mitigation-of-farmer-herder-conflicts-in-mbarali-district-tanzania