Food Security and Conflict Nexus: An Empirical Evidence from South Asian Region

  • Muhammad Zubair Assistant Professor Economics, Institute of Business Management, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Ayesha Shoukat Assistant Professor, Department of Commerce, The Islamia University Bahawalpur, Pakistan
  • Samreen Ramzan Lecturer, Department of Commerce, The Islamia University Bahawalpur, Pakistan
Keywords: Food Security, Dietary Energy Supply, Conflict, Fix Effect, South Asia

Abstract

Purpose: This emprical study aims to find the plausible link of food security and conflict for six conflict affected south asian countries durng 1990-2017.

Design/Methodology/Approach: Using the data from FAO for Dietary Energy Supply (DES) a proxy for food security and battled deaths for Conflict from Uppsala conflict database a panel of six south Asian countries has been analyzed. Using fix effect model.

Findings: The results reveal that conflict in selected sample of south Asian countries is negatively associated with food security as the onset of conflict the calories intake (kca/day/capita) decrease 26 on average in year. The results might be consistent with some recent empirical studies investigating the same relationship from other regions of the world.

Implications/Originality/Value: The empirical literature explaining this nexus of food security and conflict has been analyzed on the date from single country affected by conflict. Fewer studies investigate this relation which is based cross countries analysis. 

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Published
2021-12-31
How to Cite
Zubair, M., Shoukat, A., & Ramzan, S. (2021). Food Security and Conflict Nexus: An Empirical Evidence from South Asian Region. Journal of Business and Social Review in Emerging Economies, 7(4), 917-925. https://doi.org/10.26710/jbsee.v7i4.2034