Food insecurity coping strategies in conflict-affected Libya

Swesi, R. ORCID: 0000-0002-7593-767X, El-Anis, I. ORCID: 0000-0002-6918-4544 and Islam, M.M. ORCID: 0000-0002-5404-6958, 2020. Food insecurity coping strategies in conflict-affected Libya. Development in Practice. ISSN 0961-4524

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Abstract

We explored if there were lessons to be learned 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 of the data 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. Implications of the findings for food security assessment and interventions in areas of protracted conflicts are discussed.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Development in Practice
Creators: Swesi, R., El-Anis, I. and Islam, M.M.
Publisher: Routledge
Date: 7 January 2020
ISSN: 0961-4524
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1080/09614524.2019.1694644DOI
1072304Other
Divisions: Schools > School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences
Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 11 Jul 2019 13:49
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2020 10:40
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/37068

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