New Report Shows Relationship Between Conflict, Food Insecurity In Africa

Council on Foreign Relations’ “Africa in Transition”: Conflict at the Root of Food Insecurity in Africa
John Campbell, the Ralph Bunche senior fellow for Africa policy studies at CFR, discusses a new report from the Africa Center for Strategic Studies, titled “Africa’s Unresolved Conflicts Key Driver of Food Insecurity.” Campbell writes, “Among other things, the report shows that the majority of Africans experiencing high levels of food insecurity … live in countries experiencing or affected by conflict. … That there is a link between conflict in Africa, which is virtually all internal, and food insecurity is intuitively obvious. But the link is sometimes overlooked by commentators and policymakers. The Africa Center has done a service by showing explicitly the link in a user-friendly way…” (11/6).