A special section on quantitative analysis of
conflict and food security has been published at World Development: Vol 119, Pages 1-234 (July 2019). In an open access introduction to the section, titled Food security and violent conflict: Introduction to the special issue, Tilman Brück and Marco d’Errico highlight the following points:
- Food insecurity and violent conflict are global challenges and causally linked to each other in many ways.
- Little is known about how to design effective policies to help households escape combined conflict-hunger traps.
- Better data at the micro-level will provide a large boost to much needed research in this field.