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Armand Mboutchouang kountchou, Steve kevin Ngangni and Linda Zanfack tiague
''Violent conflicts and food security in Cameroon''
( 2021, Vol. 41 No.4 )
The objective of this paper is to analyse the effect of violent conflicts on household food security in Cameroon. The data used come from the fourth Cameroon Household Survey (ECAM 4) for food security and from the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data (ACLED) database for violent conflicts. By merging these data with geolocation information, a sample of 10,303 households spread throughout the country was selected. The estimation of the ordered Logit model shows that the occurrence of violent conflict has a negative effect on household food security. This result is robust when considering the intensity of armed conflict as measured by the number of deaths recorded. The discussion of transmission channels provides insights for policy makers and humanitarian organisations.
Keywords: Violent conflict; Food security; Ordered Logit model; Cameroon
JEL: Q1 - Agriculture: General
D1 - Household Behavior: General
Manuscript Received : Apr 30 2021 Manuscript Accepted : Dec 29 2021

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