The impact of conflict on food security and rural livelihoods

| April 18, 2022

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This booklet from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations explores the linkages between conflict and food security. 

Conflict is the largest cause of food insecurity and malnutrition in the world today. Conflict damages agriculture, disrupts food production and food systems, and results in increased theft of crops and livestock and the loss of assets and incomes. The proportion of undernourished people living in countries in conflict and protracted crisis is almost three times higher than in other developing countries. 

This booklet contains information on the following topics:

  • The impact of conflict on food security
  • How food insecurity can trigger conflict 
  • How food security can contribute to peacebuilding and post-conflict recovery 
  • The role of women in agriculture and peacebuilding 

This booklet is available in English, French, Chinese, Arabic, and Russian. To access the full resource, go to: