What is it about?

Trajectory trend of armed conflict in ECOWAS sub-region has serious implications on socio-economic indicators. It has seriously affected rural source of livelihood and agricultural activities because of the peculair characteristics of the conflict in the sub-region, such as ocuupying terrorities.

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Why is it important?

Combating increasing poverty and inequality in Africa would involve descalating armed conflict. A study that clarifies our understanding in this regard is extremely important in designing poverty alleviation policies


Having this paper published was a great pleasure and the enormous insight by my co-authors were quite revealing. This article examines an important aspect of poverty alleviating policies usually neglected in extant literature.

Dr Augustine Ujunwa
University of Nigeria, Nsukka

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This page is a summary of: Armed Conflict and Food Security in West Africa: Socioeconomic Perspective, International Journal of Social Economics, February 2019, Emerald, DOI: 10.1108/ijse-11-2017-0538.
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