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Economic Impact of Rural Banditry on Dan Sadau and Birnin Gwari Communities of Zamfara and Kaduna States
September 14 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Centre for Democratic Development, Research and Training (CEDDERT), with support from DFID ENABLE2 (Enhancing Nigerian Advocacy for a Better Business Environment), is inviting you to a seminar on the “Economic Impact of Rural Banditry on Dan Sadau and Birnin Gwari Communities of Zamfara and Kaduna States”. Over the last three decades, most of the states in the northern part of Nigeria have experienced violence attributed to conflicts between farmers and pastoralists and lately, cattle rustling. These conflicts are on the rise with catastrophic economic, social and political consequences. In 2012 the loss to GDP as a result of these conflicts was estimated at about 2.9%.of the national average.
In July 2016 CEDDERT, with support from DFID – ENABLE2 conducted an evidence-based study of the farmer and pastoralist conflicts in Birnin Gwari, Sabuwa and Dansadau communities of Kaduna, Katsina and Zamfara States. The findings of this research was presented at a seminar held at Arewa House, Kaduna in September 2016. Whilst the first seminar revealed in details the devastating consequences of the conflicts on the affected communities generally, and also demonstrated-albeit not in details- that cattle markets have shrunk considerably and farmers have been prevented from farming, leading to huge losses in property, this second seminar focuses mainly on the economic impact of the conflict on the communities and the States affected.
We would like to invite you to this second seminar, where we will share the findings of our study and encourage constructive dialogue among key stakeholders towards more effective policy formulation.