examined the relationship between factors in communal land conflict and food security
in Obudu Local Government Area of Cross River State, Nigeria. Two null
hypotheses were formulated based on the selected independent variables of
boundary dispute and scramble for other scarce economic resources like oil palm
and other economic trees. Using the survey research design, data were collected
from 400 randomly selected respondents. The data were statistically analysed
using the chi-square (X2) with
probability set at the 5% level of significance. The results showed a
significant relationship between boundary dispute and food security in Obudu on
one hand and between scramble for scarce economic resources and food security
on the other. We recommend among other things, that government at all levels
should periodically mount enlightenment campaigns, seminars and symposia to
sensitize the rural people on the devastating effect of communal land conflict.
Also, conflict control mechanisms such as regular meetings and dialogue among
neighbouring communities should be encouraged by community leaders to avert
communal land conflict.