Historically, sporadic acts of violence between Cattle-Herders and Farmers have been a frequent occurrence in Nigeria, particularly in the Northern part, but now, more rampant across the country. These clashes have been increasing with time and attacks on both the Fulani communities and farming communities are now reaching crisis point. In 2017 alone, an estimated 549 people were killed in this violence and thousands displaced. These clashes have claimed more lives than both the Boko Haram and Niger-Delta Militants. This instability is threatening food security, economic development and human welfare in some of Nigeria’s most vulnerable populations.
At Resolute4.0, we aim to foster cooperation and peaceful coexistence between Farmers and Cattle-Herders in Nigeria and across West Africa through the adaptation of innovative technology solutions specifically designed to address these challenges.
By spending time on the ground with both the Fulani Cattle Herders and Farming Communities, Resolute4.0 has a strong understanding of the causes of these increasingly devastating conflicts.
While the causes of these conflicts are complex and multifaceted, Resolute4.0 breaks it into three groups; Ethnic, Religious and Territorial. Whilst the first two are not directly related to events that occur on the farms, conflicts arising from the farm have gone on to fuel both ethnic and religious sentiments, thus, deepening the crisis.
Our approach is simple,
- Reduce the frequency and severity of conflict occurring on farmlands using technology.
- Equip both farming communities and Cattle-Herder communities with tools to inform Resolute4.0 and security agencies of on-going or imminent attacks.
- Increase accountability on all sides.