A Historical Assessment of Forest Conservation Policies in Northern Nigeria: A Case Study of Katsina Emirate


African Humanities Program Dissertation Fellowships




The study focuses on Katsina Emirate of Northern Nigeria. The study seeks to explore issues that are pertinent to the evolution of forest conservation policies in Northern Nigeria, focusing particularly on the forces that shaped the policies and their implementation, both from within and outside the local communities, using Katsina Emirate as a case study. The study employs an integrative approach whereas some elements of political ecology and socio-economic theories are combined together to analyze evolution of forest conservation policies in the area. The study is mainly historical and it employs qualitative methods of data collection such as archival researches, documentary reviews, and interviews. Data are analyzed qualitatively using content analysis technique.