Communal Conflict and Food Security in Abim Sub County a Case Study of Abim Sub County
Author: Auma Jackline
Supervisor: Rene Eno-akpa Nkongho
The study looked at communal conflict and food security in Abim Sub County, Abim District. The study mainly used a case study research design to fully exploit why and how small arms possessed hinder food production, availability and accessibility and to report findings from first hand experiences and through conversations, qualitative study approach was used. The study therefore fully explored the reasons for small arms possession that hinder physical food availability, how small arms possessed has hindered food availability and how cattle raiding/rustling has hindered food accessibility in Abim Sub County. The research findings therefore showed that a number of reasons stood out that made the possession of arms inevitable and among which included need to acquire more wealth, the struggle for the scarce resources, pride associated with the possession of arms, need to raid among others. The second objective of the research study showed that the possession of small arms has made the perpetrators to rape, steal and raid the oxen used for ploughing and others showing how all these has affected food production, availability and accessibility hence food insecurity. It has therefore been concluded that communal conflict is real and the reasons presented by the finding and the others pointed by other authors stand out as fuel in accelerating communal conflict and therefore negatively impacting on food security hence a number of recommendations suggested by the researcher have to be put in place so as to food security and peace which has for long been un answered put right for the peoplesí good.