Conflict and food security in Sudan: Policy insights and recommendations

1 week ago

The conflict in Sudan erupted on April 15, 2023. Originating from competition over resources and political power, it emerged as direct warfare between the Sudanese Armed Forces and the Rapid Support Forces. It has escalated into a crisis with profound impacts on the nation’s socio-economic fabric. More specifically, the conflict has led to a severe humanitarian crisis, disrupted agrifood systems across the country, restricted economic activity, and curtailed the livelihoods of millions.

Oliver K. Kirui, Khalid Siddig, Mosab Ahmed, Hala Abushama, Paul A. Dorosh, Alemayehu Seyoum Taffesse

Harnessing digital innovations for climate action and market access: Opportunities and constraints in the CWANA region

2 weeks ago

There is growing optimism about the potential of digital innovations to support climate action and transform agricultural markets. We review and characterize the landscape of digital innovations in the Central and West Asia and North Africa (CWANA) region. We highlight major success stories associated with the potential of digital innovations to facilitate rural market transformation and support climate action, including adaptation and mitigation. Our desk and landscape review identifies various digital innovations used in Egypt, Morocco, and Uzbekistan.

Martin Paul Jr. Tabe-Ojong, Yousra Salama, Kibrom A. Abay, Fatma Abdelaziz, Claudia Zaccari, Akmal Akramkhanov, Gianpiero Menza, Oyture Anarbekov

Sudan Rural Household Survey 2023: Sampling and implementation procedures for the first round

3 weeks ago

This paper describes the data collection methodology for the 2023 Sudan Rural Household Survey (SRHS), the first nationwide survey of rural households in Sudan following the eruption of violent conflict in April 2023. The SRHS, which was conducted by the International Food Policy Research Institute in collaboration with the United Nations Development Program and the World Food Program, represents a significant effort to understand the dynamics of rural households in Sudan during a period of profound national conflict.

Oliver K. Kirui, Mosab Ahmed, Alemayehu Seyoum Taffesse, Hala Abushama, Khalid Siddig

Navigating Sudan's conflict: Research insights and policy implications: Proceedings of a conference

1 month ago

This report synthesizes the key discussions and outcomes of the “Navigating Sudan’s Conflict: Research Insights and Policy Implications” conference, held on March 5, 2024, in Nairobi, Kenya. Convening a diverse group of experts in research, development, and humanitarian efforts, the conference aimed to explore actionable solutions for the socioeconomic challenges triggered by Sudan’s ongoing conflict. Participants at the conference delved into the conflict’s adverse impacts on agriculture, markets, employment, and food security, as well as its wider regional impacts.

Mosab Ahmed, Hala Abushama, Khalid Siddig, Oliver K. Kirui, Paul A. Dorosh, Alemayehu Seyoum Taffesse
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