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Resilient to Drought, Resilient to Conflict

Could building Somalia’s resilience to weather shocks help bring an end to its civil war? That’s precisely what researchers  Jean-Francois Maystadt,  Olivier Ecker, and  Athur Mabiso  discuss in their paper  “Extreme Weather and Civil War in Somalia: Does…


Food Security and the Arab Awakening

The roots of the “Arab Awakening” run deep. Several factors—political, economic, and sociological—led to the popular uprisings that erupted throughout the Middle East and Northern Africa this decade. Key among these factors was high and volatile…


Building resilience to crises in the Arab world

The following blog story by IFPRI senior researcher  Perrihan Al-Riffai  and Nerina Muzurovic, Knowledge Management Officer at IFAD, was  originally posted on the Arab Food Security Blog. In a well-attended side event titled “ Building Resilience to…