Our work on food security in emergencies focuses on preventing or mitigating crisis; bridging the gap between short and long term responses to crises; and strengthening the resilience of households, livelihoods, communities and countries to shock and stress. Broadly defined research areas are:
- food security in conflict,
- chronic crises and complex emergencies,
- links between HIV/AIDS and food insecurity, and
- reducing vulnerability to different types of crises, including natural disasters.
For each of these areas we analyse the economic, political and social causes of food insecurity; assesses the food security impact of crisis and crisis response; elaborates criteria and information needs to better characterise and understand crises; and give guidance to programme and policy responses.