(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

The political ecology of territoriality : territorialities in farmer–herder relationships in Northern Ghana

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)


  • Mount Royal Unive., Calgary, CANADA
  • Univ. of British Columbia, Kelowna, CANADA


This case-study which utilised interviews and group discussions involving farmers and herders, sought to understand the dynamics and subtleties of herders’ resilience in an environment where natural resource access and use rights are tied to common property principles and where herders have no enshrined land and resource rights. Using territoriality as the analytical capsule, it founds that the herders’ persistence is related to mainly non-territoriality where the goal is to influence relationships and resource access but not control area. Categorising their non-territorial expression into persuasive and aggressive forms, it provides a new platform for deconstructing farmer-herder relationships in the West African sub-region


Article of periodic

published at : GeoJournal / ISSN 0343-2521 / CODEN GEOJDQ

Editor : Springer, Heidelberg - ALLEMAGNE (1977)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 79, no3 [pp. 385-400]

Bibliographic references : 38 ref.

Collation : 2 fig., 2 tabl., 1 phot.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17887

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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1007/s10708-013-9509-7

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