By Eseoghene Emuke
In a bit to put an end to the incessant clashes between farmers and Herders across the country, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) under the European Union (EU) has trained 250 locals in Adamawa State on Transhumance Tracking Tools (TTT).
The training which had participants drawn from five local government areas of the state is aimed to gather and collate information concerning impending clashes between farmers and farmers so as to prevent them from happening.
The 250 key informants are from Demsa, Girei, Lamurde, Mayo-Belwa and Numan councils of Adamawa under Contributing to the mitigation of conflict over natural resources between farmer and herder communities in Adamawa State (COMITAS) project.
According to the organisers of the training, the Transhumance Tracking Tool is a displacement tracking tool used for the collection of Early Warning and Early Response data on transhumance and other potential events that triggers to support conflict prevention and mitigation efforts.
The training was aimed to strengthen the capacity of key informants in identification and collection of these important data that could contribute to the sustainability of the TTT data collection and timely information sharing to mitigate resource-based conflict between farmers and herders communities.
At the training, mobile phones were distributed to the participants for instant and effective reporting with assistance from the team leaders.
The EU sponsored training will hold in more states of Nigeria where there had been farmers-herders conflicts for immediate prevention.
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