Written: 2008 | Published: February 18, 2021 | Margie Buchanan-Smith and Dr Abduljabbar Abdulla Fadul

Adaptation and Devastation: The Impact of the Conflict on Trade and Markets in Darfur

Trade is the lifeblood of the economy of the three states which comprise the Darfur region and one of the main ways in which different livelihood groups interact. Normal trading patterns have been severely disrupted by five years of devastating conflict. A growing body of knowledge of how livelihoods have been affected by the conflict has fed into livelihoods programming. Missing from much of the analysis is a clear understanding of how trade and markets have been impacted. A component of Tufts University’s Darfur
livelihoods research program, this scoping study
begins to fill that gap while establishing a foundation for future more in-depth market investigations

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