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What is the Link Between Food Security, Conflict and Climate?

How can researchers find a clear link between food security, conflict, and climate?

The relationship between food security, climate, climate change and conflict is not particularly well understood. Most experts believe there is some link between them, but the exact contours of the relationship is not precisely known. In a special episode of the Global Dispatches podcast today, we unpack some of the linkages between food systems, climate and conflict.  Some of the key questions we explore include: how do we integrate food security and food systems science into research and policy conversations about climate and conflict? What kind of research is needed? And what can policy makers do better to address the linkages between climate, food systems, conflict, conflict prevention and peace building?

To discuss these questions and more, I speak with Dr. Sonja Vermeulen, Director of Programs, CGIAR System Organization and Dan Smith, Director of  Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. 

This episode was taped in front of a live virtual audience and produced in partnership with CGIAR, the world’s largest global agricultural innovation network. This episode is the first in a six episode series of live recordings on the topic of climate security.

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