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Stakeholders’ Attitudes Towards the Restoration of Agriculture as a Gateway to Peace in Northern Nigeria

Project Title: Stakeholders’ Attitudes Towards the Restoration of Agriculture as a Gateway to Peace in Northern Nigeria
Author: Miss Dorcas Tongna Mutfwang
Advisor: Dr. Emmanuel Nweke Okafor
Degree: Master of Arts in Peace Studies and Diplomacy
Major: Peace Studies and Diplomacy
Faculty: Graduate School of Peace Studies and Diplomacy
Academic year: 2020
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Conference
International Conference on Economics, Business and Interdisciplinary Studies (ICEBIS2019) on 05 Octorber 2019

Citation

Mutfwang, Dorcas Tongna. (2020). Stakeholders’ attitudes towards the restoration of agriculture as a gateway to peace in Northern Nigeria. (Thesis, Master of Peace Studies and Diplomacy). Bangkok: Siam University.


Abstract

Nigeria experienced a devastating civil war that lasted 30 months, from 1967 to 1970, the after-effects of the war (Biafra War), coupled with an oil boom in the petroleum sector, saw the country shift its focus away from agriculture and into oil exploration and trade. The growth of the oil industry and surge in national income through oil exports beginning from the early 1970s has had some negative impacts on Nigeria’s earning power from non-oil activities and also on the security situation in the country. From a social perspective, agriculture impacts on the sustenance of life through feeding and gainful employment as it remains the largest employer of labour globally. Nigeria, has enormous potential as a producer of food, both for the local economy as well as for international trade. A troubled economy (in this case, Nigeria’s agricultural economy) often breeds social problems such as hunger and poverty in addition to other social vices. Against this background, the research sets out to study the impacts of agriculture on peace and security in Northern Nigeria using quantitative and qualitative methodologies. This study is anchored on the need for research-based solutions to incidences of violent conflicts in Northern Nigeria and wherever they may exist within the country as a whole and in other countries with similar problems. Based on the findings made from the study, which concludes evidently that the dwindling agricultural activities in the northern part of Nigeria is a basis for the proliferation of violent conflicts and terrorism.

Keywords: Agriculture, Economy, Peace, Poverty, Security.


Stakeholders’ Attitudes Towards the Restoration of Agriculture as a Gateway to Peace in Northern Nigeria

Master of Arts in Peace Studies and Diplomacy, Siam University, Bangkok, Thailand

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