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September 12, 2018Knowledge Portal
Armed conflict and food security in West Africa: Socioeconomic perspective

This paper examines the effect on increasing armed conflict on food security in Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) member countries. The findings reveal that armed conflict is a significant predictor of food security in West Africa.  »

August 15, 2018Knowledge Portal
Conflict and hunger: Breaking a vicious cycle

This report presents the findings and recommendations from a series of seminars on the link between conflict and hunger. Preventing conflict, mitigating its negative impacts on food security and establishing sustainable, resilient and inclusive food systems requires a multi-disciplinary response. »

August 10, 2018Knowledge Portal
Food security and conflict: Empirical challenges and future opportunities for research and policy making on food security and conflict

This article emphasizes the endogeneity that characterizes the coupling between food (in)security and violent conflict. Results reveal that causal and substantive links exist between food security and violent conflict, spanning the individual up to global levels. »

July 11, 2018Knowledge Portal
The effect of violent conflict on household resilience and food security: Evidence from the 2014 Gaza conflict

This paper studies how conflict affects household resilience capacity and food security, drawing on panel data collected from households in Palestine before and after the 2014 Gaza conflict. Household resilience capacity that is necesssary to resist food insecurity declined as a result of conflict. »

The future of farming in Africa
July 4, 2018Expert opinion
The future of farming in Africa

 “Who will produce our food in the future?” Ken Giller, professor Plant Production Systems at Wageningen University, asks out loudly during a presentation at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs on June 5,  2018. It asks for policy that doesn’t exist at the moment”, Giller says, “this is what I frame as the Food Security Conundrum”. »

June 5, 2018Knowledge Portal
School feeding or general food distribution? Quasi-experimental evidence on the educational impacts of emergency food assistance during conflict in Mali

This report investigates the effects of emergency school feeding and general food distribution (GFD) on children’s schooling during conflict in Mali. School feeding led to increases in enrolment by 11 percentage points and to about an additional half-year of completed schooling. »