A new IFPRI 2020 food policy report on “How to Build Resilience to Conflict: The Role of Food Security” is now available.
Highlights from Conference Brief 3: Building resilience to conflict through food security policies and programs
Food insecurity and conflict often go hand-in-hand: a lack of food can ignite conflict and conflict can result in food shortages and unavailability. What’s more, the scope of the problem is far reaching, as more than one and a half billion people live in areas impacted by conflict. In their 2020 Conference Brief, Building Resilience >> Read more
In the past few decades, food-related challenges like climate change and food and nutrition security coupled with other social and political issues have led to conflict and unrest on both the national and regional scale. Climatic shocks are considered to be one of the root causes of conflict, especially in resource-constrained settings. At the same time, conflicts tend to exacerbate existing vulnerability, leading to poverty‐conflict traps at the household, community, and national levels. In their conference brief, Margherita Calderone, Derek Headey, and Jean-François Maystadt review the research about the impact of climate change >> Read more
Guest blog by Perrihan Al-Riffai on behalf of the IFPRI-MENA Team