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Food Security in the Context of Crisis and Conflict: Beyond Continuum Thinking

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dc.contributor.author Korf, Benedikt
dc.contributor.author Bauer, Eberhard
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-24T15:24:37Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-24T15:24:37Z
dc.date.issued 2002 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/6171
dc.description.abstract "Conflict can be both a cause and an effect of hunger; food security and emergencies are closely intertwined. Tackling food insecurity is at the core of aid interventions in complex political emergencies, but food security involves more than just distributing food to people in distress. The authors argue for a development-oriented, participatory approach to address the multiple dimensions of food insecurity in complex conditions. Most still regard conflicts as some kind of aberration in the ‘normal’ path of development. The fact that conflicts tend to be strongly linked to society during more peaceful times is often overlooked. In such circumstances, aid measures must avoid eroding the foundations of subsequent development activities. A handout mentality does not help. Whilst delivering essential services is an obvious necessity, it is essential to link physical reconstruction with capacity building to ensure that services can be managed under constraining conditions. This paper details lessons learned from an Integrated Food Security Programme in one of Sri Lanka’s war zones." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Gatekeeper Series, no. 106 en_US
dc.subject conflict en_US
dc.subject development en_US
dc.subject food supply en_US
dc.subject local governance and politics en_US
dc.title Food Security in the Context of Crisis and Conflict: Beyond Continuum Thinking en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.publisher.workingpaperseries International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), London en_US
dc.subject.sector Agriculture en_US
dc.subject.sector Social Organization en_US

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