It’s politics, stupid! In few countries of the world food security has been so much affected by political developments as in Iraq. The rise (and fall) of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is only the latest event in a string of political impacts on food security. Iraq is not alone: Large n-studies reveal that agriculture and food security are not only affected by conflict globally; their deterioration also has a contributing effect on conflict itself. This relationship is particularly pronounced in the Middle East.
The multilateral UN embargo on Iraq caused great harm between 1990 and 2003. Food security deteriorated.… Seguir leyendo »