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Washington University in St. Louis

Publication Date

Fall 2022

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Switzerland: International Studies and Multilateral Diplomacy


Nigeria is a country on the rise, and considered the leader of Africa. By 2050, the population is estimated to reach 400 million people, which would make it the third most populous country in the world. However, conflicts and food insecurity threaten the prosperity of the country. Many have heard about these threats to human security, such as Boko Haram, flooding, and the Russian-Ukrainian war. The root causes and contributors to these crises must be investigated, to better understand the direction they are headed. It is important to understand what the main drivers of food insecurity in Nigeria are, as well as the main conflicts in and impacting the country. This paper seeks to analyze the intersectionality of the two subjects, analyzing the geopolitical impact conflict has on food security, but also acknowledging the impact food security has on conflict. Further, this paper analyzes solutions and approaches presented by various experts in an attempt to hypothesize how these crises are best approached and addressed.


African Studies | Food Security | Peace and Conflict Studies


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