The impact of conflict on food systems is often catastrophic, causing disruptions along the entire chain from production to post-production, transport, market access, impacting a country’s imports, exports, inflation rates, investment growth and market volatility.
Despite this outlook, in contexts affected by conflict, there are impactful ways to improve peace, gender equality, and reduce malnutrition. Improving gender equity has a transformational impact on societies, economic stability, and consequently on peace.
At FHI Solutions, we are working with gender activists to catalyse the condition for girls, boys, women, and men to empower themselves and their communities towards greater gender equality.
Innovation and policy change are also necessary to build resilience in food supply chains, especially in times of conflict where people have less access to nutritious foods. Measures to improve climate adaption and mitigation can reduce conflict over natural resources and increase stability over time.