AbstractOpen grazing is a main issue in Nigeria today, as Fulani herdsmen take farms by force with weapons like AK47s, which also affects the farmers of Anambra South Senatorial Zone. Further, there are different views on what open grazing is, which takes focus off its impacts that are detrimental to the people of the area. The purpose of this phenomenological study was to understand the impacts of open grazing on the farmers of Anambra South Senatorial Zone. The research question aligned with the purpose of the study and examined the impacts of open grazing on the farmers of Anambra South Senatorial Zone. The study was guided by managing the polarities of democracy by Benet to explore the impacts of open grazing on farmers, using freedom and authority as the polarity, which will help to maximize the freedom of the people and minimize the influence of the external authority on the properties of the people. Ten farmers were interviewed in the study. The code in the study was descriptive, which eventually gave rise to themes, patterns, and categories like poverty, violence, terrorism, insurgency, migration, economy etc. The data were analyzed both manually and with NVivo as the need arose. The study has positive social change implications in the sense that it may bring the attention of the policymakers toward the plight of the farmers, thereby bringing solutions to their problems through the policies they will be making.
|Commitee:||DiBari, David, Kieh, George|
|Department:||Public Policy and Administration|
|School Location:||United States -- Minnesota|
|Source:||DAI-A 82/5(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Behavioral Sciences, Range management, African Studies, Public policy, Sociology, Agriculture|
|Keywords:||Deprivation, Encroachment, Grazing management, Open grazing, Terrorism, Anambra South Senatorial Zone, Nigeria, Fulani herdsmen in Nigeria, Poverty, Violence, Policymakers|
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