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April 2, 2019Knowledge Portal
Global report on food crises 2019

This report provides the latest estimates of severe hunger in the world caused by food crises. More than 113 million people accross 53 countries experiences acute hunger, of which two thirds live in only eight countries. The primary driver of food insecurity continued to be conflict and insecurity, thereafter follows climate shocks and natural disasters. »

March 19, 2019Knowledge Portal
Food resources and strategic conflict

This study aims to develop an explanation for how the competition over food resources conditions the strategic behaviors of three actors: rebels, civilian producers who grow crops, and state forces. Findings suggest that the imperative for food denial as a microlevel tactic in civil war should be more seriously incorporated into the work of scholars and policy makers. »

January 2, 2019Knowledge Portal
Food systems in protracted crises: Strengthening resilience against shocks and conflicts

This literature review provides an overview of the recent evidence on what food systems look like in protracted crises and the interventions mentioned in the literature to build more resilient food systems against shocks and conflicts. Interventions in food systems that increase food security and nutrition are important to reduce violence and conflict and to become more resilient to shocks. »

May 4, 2018Knowledge Portal
The impact of disasters and crises on agriculture and food security 2017

This report provides the latest data on the impact of disasters and crises on agriculture sectors. Standardizing disaster-related damage and loss assessments enables the monitoring of international targets and goals, and facilitates enhanced cooperation and coordination. »

March 28, 2018Knowledge Portal
Global report on food crises 2018

The 2018 Global Report on Food Crises provides the latest estimates of severe hunger in the world. An estimated 124 million people in 51 countries are currently facing crisis food insecurity or worse. New or intensified and protracted conflict or insecurity, the main drivers of food insecurity. »

January 8, 2018Knowledge Portal
From famine to food security: Lessons for building resilient food systems

This brief documents lessons for building resilient food systems to prevent future famines. Food aid and development assistance provided by multilateral and bilateral donors can play an important role in reducing famines. However, long-term commitment to rural development and food security is important as well. »