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The Climate Factor in Nigeria’s Farmer-Herder Violence

Climate Change and Deadly Conflict in Africa

Africa is especially vulnerable to climate change, as millions are already experiencing record heat, extreme precipitation and rising sea levels.

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Increasingly, the security implications of changing weather patterns are visible in deadly land resource disputes between farmers and herders across the continent – including in the continent’s most populous country, Nigeria.

  • Africa’s Farmer-Herder Violence: An Arc of Instability

Rising temperatures and erratic rainfall have intensified resource competition between farmers and herders, both shifting traditional…

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