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Herders-farmers clashes: Catholic bishop advocates ranching

The Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese, Most Rev. Paulinus Ezeokafor, has recommended ranching as solution to the incessant clashes between herders and farmers across the country.

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Ezeokafor who spoke at the Blessed Iwene Tansi’s Catholic Parish, Ebenebe, in Awka North council area of Anambra State, called for a revolution in the system of rearing cattle for livelihood, advising southeastern governors to expose youths to mechanized system of rearing cattle by ranching.

“Developed countries like Ireland, Israel and Korea with small landmass, adopted ranching in their meat supply. With that improved method, cattle rearing is done in small enclosures which enhances cattle yield,” he said.

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He said if Igbo youths were engaged in mechanized cattle rearing, it would motivate their Fulani/Hausa counterparts to emulate them.

 

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