Farmer-herder conflicts are enduring features of social life in the Sudano-Sahelian zone.
A survey was carried out between August and December 2004 in four sites in Niger,
namely Bokki, Katanga, Sabon Gida and Tountoubé to determine the proximate and
long-term causes of conflict over natural resource use, to evaluate the appropriateness of
existing institutional arrangements for managing conflicts and identify innovative options
and incentives to reduce the incidence and severity of conflicts. The research was