The Information and Culture Minister, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has hinged causes of the incessant herdsmen/farmers bloody clash on inadequate of resources for grazing.
Lai Mohammed revealed this on Thursday at the 2018 World Congress of the International Press Institute (IPI) in Abuja.
He said, “The herdsmen clash with farmers is an issue of resources getting more and more scarce. There is less water, there is less grass. The farmers would not have the kind of land they used to have before so they have to adopt the best practices in Agriculture and modern technology.
“On the part of the herders, they must also adopt modern technology such as ranching. These issues are also cultural, as the economic and cultural. You need to persuade the average herdsmen to go to a ranch.
“For a simple reason, in his (a herdsman) own words, ‘it is not so much about how fat your cow is but how many they are’, a man with 100 herds of cattle is superior in his own mind with a person with 50.
“But it has been proven that a cow on a ranch produces about 10 litres of milk a day while migrating cattle produces about a litre a day.”