ECOWAS wades into herdsmen, farmers crisis
[4/24, 6:19 PM] nasirdambatta: ECOWAS member states are set to review regional regulations on transhumance to curb herdsmen and farmers’ crisis in the region.
The ECOWAS Commissioner for Agriculture, Environment and Water Resources, Mr Sékou Sangare, said this at a Regional Conference on Transhumance in Abuja on Tuesday.
Sangare said the review was necessary in order to address the recurrent clashes between herders and farmers.
Director, Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr Alain Sy Traore who spoke to newsmen on behalf of the commissioner, added that member states were also responsible for implementing regional regulations at the national level.