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Conflict and forest resources in Darfur

Author(s) Oshiek, A.
Year of publication 2015
There is growing concern in the Sudan about the impact of the Darfur conflict on natural resources, particularly forest resources. The article presents an analysis of the situation and drafts some conclusion on the fact that conflict has multiple short- and long-term impacts on development, the environment and human well-being. The displacement of people is a major social and economic cost of conflict, during but also after the end of conflict. The conflict in Darfur has seriously exacerbated the processes of environmental degradation which have contributed to the destabilization of subsistence livelihoods in the area. The environmental drivers of conflict have been aggravated as a result. Resource scarcity is one of the contributing drivers, besides the wider political and economic marginalization.
Type of Case
Printed publication (book, sourcebook, journal article…)
FAO Unasylva, vol. 66
Forest Type
All forest types (natural and planted)
Primary Designated Function
Multiple use