FG insists on recovery of grazing routes nationwide

Not all herders can afford ranching.

The Federal Government has insisted on recovery of the grazing routes across the country, Checkout Magazine learnt.

The Federal Government said this plan intends to address the clashes between herdsmen and farmers.

This is inspite of opposition from different quarters against the plan.

The acting Director, Animal Husbandry Department, FMARD, Winnie Lai-Solarin, stated that while cattle ranching had been one of the major options canvassed for herders, not every pastoralist would be able to afford ranching at the moment.

She said, “There are some stock routes that we have across the country, and in the past, we had monuments along these stock routes, particularly the primary stock routes.

“And in the course of farming or other human activities along those stock routes, the monuments were altered, but we know where they are. So we are saying that some of them can be retraced.

“And this is particularly for areas that are not encroached upon as of now. The pastoralists know the routes, and on some of those routes, you will see the pieces of the monuments along them.”



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