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Ostrich Farming: A Wildlife Management Option for Restraining Nigeria’s Lingering Farmers–Herders Conflicts

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Farmers/herder conflict has been a major national security issue in Nigeria. Despite all efforts of the government and other well-meaning Nigerians, the problem still lingers. This present study seeks to provide a different perspective in curtailing the existing problem. The study indicated that as long as beef remains the most prominent source of red meat in Nigeria, the problem will still persist. The benefits and the challenges of ostrich farming were then discussed. The study recommends that there is a need to publicise the health benefits of ostrich meat so as to attract more consumers and players in the industry.
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  • Federal College of Wildlife Management, Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria, PMB 268, New Bussa, Nigeria
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