Kurdistan Region of Iraq: Food security and the role of social safety nets

The research on the main drivers of food security conducted by PhD student Niga Abdalla in Sulaymaniyah Governorate of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The main aims of the study are to describe the status of food security of households in the study area and to analyse the role of the Public Distribution System on household food security. Furthermore, the study investigates the rural-urban differences and the armed conflict impact on household food security. 

The data was collected in Sulaymaniyah Governorate during May and June 2021 with a sample size of 395 households from three different zones (rural-with conflict, rural - without conflict, and urban areas) with two different heights from sea level (lower lands “300 to 1500 meters height from sea level”, and high lands “higher than 1500 meters height from sea level”).   

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