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December 18, 2017Knowledge Portal
Sowing the seeds of peace for food security: Disentangling the nexus between conflict, food security and peace

This report tries to gain a deep insight into the nature of the presumed relationships between conflict, food security and peace. It was developed to provide background analysis for the purposes of the thematic part of The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2017.  »

Making conflict sensitivity work for food security
December 12, 2017Knowledge activity
Making conflict sensitivity work for food security

What can food and nutrition security (FNS) interventions contribute to transforming conflict and promoting stability? Half of the world’s hungry live in contexts of fragility, where violent conflict has destroyed livelihoods, farms, and capital, driving up the price of food. Meanwhile, high food insecurity in these contexts greatly increases the chance of violence returning. Thus, food security programming has a unique role to play in the prevention of conflict. The afternoon session on “Food security, conflict and resilience” sought to draw on lessons from FNS interventions to highlight their interaction with the key drivers of conflict and stability. The session also reflected on how food security interventions may induce (latent) conflict in settings that are not considered conflict areas. »

September 18, 2017Knowledge Portal
The state of food security and nutrition in the world

This report monitors progress towards the SDG targets of ending hunger and all forms of malnutrition. After a prolonged decline, a recent increase in undernourishment could signal a reversal of trends. The report singles out conflict – increasingly compounded by climate change – as one of the key drivers behind the resurgence of hunger and many forms of malnutrition. »

Conflict Sensitivity in Food Security Programming. How to
July 12, 2017Study
Conflict Sensitivity in Food Security Programming. How to “do good” in fragile settings?

The Broker, supported by the F&BKP, has recently started an explorative study on conflict sensitivity of Dutch Food and Nutrition Security (FNS) policies. Mali, Burundi and Ethiopia have been chosen as case countries. »

Dutch cities among 50 global cities to sign Expo Pact
September 29, 2015News
Dutch cities among 50 global cities to sign Expo Pact

On September 24, 2015, an agenda for the realization of the Right to Food in the context of international peace and justice, with a special focus on the role of cities, was handed to Mr Jaap Smit, King’s Commissioner of the Dutch province of South Holland. The agenda was the result of a roundtable organized »

June 11, 2015Knowledge Portal
Do high food prices and droughts fuel conflict?

This IFPRI blogs shares highlights from Chapter 7 of the 2014-2015 Global Food Policy Report. The blog shows that natural disasters aggravate existing civil conflicts or may contribute to fueling new conflicts, by intensifying social tensions, by deepening inequalities between groups or by raising food prices. Also, food price shocks are both a determinant and effect of conflict. »