National Livestock Owners Association with support from FAO has sensitised livestock and crops farmers on conflict management that aimed at promoting effective conflict management.
The meetings were held in Kinteh Kunda Janneh ya of Lower Badibou, Jurunku Upper Nuimi, Essau Lower Nuimi and Kerr Jarga Jobe of Jokadou in the north bank region.
Ebrima O Jallow, President of National Livestock Owners Association commended the districts authorities for their support and cooperation to advance welfare of animals.
“Finding positive conflict management between farmers would obviously contribute to promote peace and security. The protection of cattle tracks from encroaching by crop farmers would obviously promote peaceful coexistence,” he said.
He called on traditional authorities to assist with water drinking points and grazing areas through involvement, citing VDC and development partners to preserve land for future development of animals.
He also challenged district chiefs to support livestock farmers to have water, grazing and security to help enhance socioeconomic development.
Chief Fabala Fadia Kinteh of Lower Badibou hailed the association for the foresight and assured of district authority and tribunal support to animal’s protection and to preservation of cattle tracks.
He called for collective efforts to control peaceful conflict resolution to embrace peaceful relationships.
Chief Kinteh urged cattle farmers to ensure proper documentation of movement permit to control theft.
Demba Jallow, a livestock farmer stressed the need to protect cattle tracks, preserve and protect. He said farmers should ensure that alkalolu should preserve land for grazing areas.
Musa Jallow a representative of regional Livestock Directorate said animal welfare is high on the department quest to boost animal production.
Ali Bah alkalo of Mbamori Kunda said the outreach program aim to protect cattle tracks and calls for behaviour changes to promote animal welfare.