Food Systems in Conflict and Peacebuilding Settings: Ways Forward
Equitable and sustainable food systems have the power to foster peace. Dr Kristina Tschunkert and Dr Caroline Delgado argue in this paper that for food system transformation and food security activities in conflict and peacebuilding settings to create conditions conducive to peace, it is important to apply a peacebuilding lens to food security interventions and a food security lens to peacebuilding efforts.
An approach that integrates humanitarian, development and peacebuilding objectives is needed to break the pathways between food insecurity and conflict. The paper ends with four recommendations for humanitarian, development and peacebuilding actors that seek to provide guidance for measures that can be taken to advance such an integrated approach.