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IIED | Farmer-herder conflict: open your eyes, change the narrative, find solutions

New research by IIED’s Camilla Toulmin and Saverio Krätli uproots deep-set trend to help understand increasing violence in dryland Africa through the lens of ‘farmer-herder conflict’. They have been digging into the data and found no evidence to support impressions that farmer-herder conflict is increasing at a faster pace than overall violence in the respective countries.

Read the full blog here.

Image top page: Despite assumed narratives of farmer-herder conflict, both populations maintain peaceful relationships in most areas (Photo: Bob Denaro via FlickrCC BY 2.0)