Food Security, Violent Conflict and Human Development: Causes and Consequences
Philip Verwimp ()
UNDP Africa Policy Notes from United Nations Development Programme, Regional Bureau for Africa
This Paper argues that the effect of violent conflict on food security can best be understood by analysing how conflict affects the command over food of the average farm household. This occurs via its effect on the income sources of the farm household in combination with its effect on the local food chain and the political system. Policy makers should focus on vulnerability to food deprivation during conflict, on the long-term consequences of conflict for human development and on innovative insurance mechanisms to maintain adequate levels of food intake and to prevent violent conflict.
Keywords: Violent conflict; food security; human development (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D74 O12 Q18 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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