New Food Policy Report: Networks for Resilience

In their new IFPRI 2020 Food Policy Report on “Networks for Resilience: The Role of Social Capital,” Quinn Bernier and Ruth Meinzen-Dick investigate the role that local forms of social capital play in enhancing resilience through  risk-smoothing and risk-sharing practices.

Highlights from Conference Brief 4: Local sources of resilience

Before government programs and international aid efforts, people coped with disasters, famine, conflicts, and other shocks by coming together as a community and relying on their networks—in other words, using social capital. Social capital, in the form of community-based organizations and social networks, has traditionally played an important, but largely unexplored, role in building resilience. >> Read more