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Food insecurity coping strategies in conflict-affected Libya

Food insecurity coping strategies in conflict-affected Libya

Swesi, Rashd, El-Anis, Imad and Islam, Md Mofakkarul ORCID: 0000-0002-5404-6958 (2020) Food insecurity coping strategies in conflict-affected Libya. Development in Practice, 30 (3). pp. 394-408. ISSN 0961-4524 (Print), 1364-9213 (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1080/09614524.2019.1694644)

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Abstract

This article explored whether there were lessons to be learnt for food security assessment and interventions by studying household food insecurity coping strategies in conflict contexts. Data were collected using 55 in-depth interviews during 2016–2017 from three regions in Libya – a country affected by protracted conflicts since 2011. Thematic analyses revealed eight major categories of coping strategies, some of which resembled those reported in the global literature. However, some strategies, both negative and positive, were unique to the conflict context. The implications of the findings for food security assessment and interventions in areas of protracted conflicts are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Environment (built and natural) – Food security, Conflict and reconstruction, Arab States
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Livelihoods & Institutions Department
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2020 20:08
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
Selected for REF2021: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/28797

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