Cultivating Stability: Agriculture systems, conflict and resilience
Climate change, environmental degradation and inequitable access to natural resources have sparked or aggravated conflicts.
Most of today’s armed conflicts are concentrated in regions where populations are heavily dependent on agriculture. These conflicts disturb the traditional agricultural systems, leading to collapse of production levels, distortion of agriculture markets and ultimately food insecurity and hunger.
The destruction of agriculture systems is mostly the result of conflicts, but climate change, environmental degradation and inequitable access to natural resources have in turn sparked or aggravated conflicts. Therefore, preventing the complete destabilization of agriculture systems during conflict, rebuilding agriculture systems early so that livelihoods can resume and preventing agriculture systems from fueling further conflict is necessary.
This technical guidance was prepared by Mercy Corps.
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