INEF/sef: Development and Peace Blog

07.06.2023   Markus Bayer, Fiona Wilshusen Upcoming elections in Sierra Leone – a relapse to violence?

Elections are often the trigger for widespread violence, especially in new or less consolidated democracies. This also holds true for Sierra Leone where upcoming elections carry significant escalatory risks due to political polarisation and the presence of a large number of violent actors affiliated with the established political parties.

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05.06.2023   Daniel D. Odongo Sowing the seeds of global food security with lessons from across Africa

Despite facing challenges such as droughts, conflicts, economic downturns, and health crises over time, Africa has consistently pioneered innovative and resourceful strategies to ensure its own food security and can share invaluable lessons with the rest of the world. From innovative farming techniques to technological advancements and community-driven initiatives, Africa's journey towards self-sufficiency and sustainability might inspire the world.

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15.05.2023   Kouassi Yeboua, Jackie Cilliers Building resilience: African food security and the risk of global trade fragmentation

Africa has about 60% of the world's uncultivated arable land, but by any measure of food security, it is the most insecure region globally. To manage the impact of potential global trade fragmentation on food security, the continent needs to build resilience by boosting domestic agriculture production.

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