Liliane Binego

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Research Interests

Assessing the socioeconomic sustainability under pressure of increasing food production. Developing more accurate evaluation methodologies to integrate food production systems with socio-economic development in agroecological transitions.  In terms of disaster risk reduction, my research interest is on issues associated with food relief, food production, sustainable livelihoods and wild harvest in emergencies, transitions and protracted crisis.


Liliane Binego is a researcher in Stabilisation Agriculture at the Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience, Coventry University.  Her expertise in disaster management links up with household food security and development of sustainable livelihoods in communities affected by disasters and food insecurity related vulnerabilities. Her research interest focuses on enhancing the ecological, economic and social resilience of communities to withstand and respond to adverse conditions in countries affected by natural and human induced stresses.  Liliane’s work particularly targets sustainability and resilience of food production systems as a means to bring about peace, stability, human security and development. 


Vision Statement

Liliane is motivated by her quest for catalytic and enabling arguments that stimulate new policies, reforms and strategies of effective humanitarian food security response, sustainable livelihoods, disaster risk reduction and mitigation of food insecurity related vulnerabilities.

PhD Project

Her PhD project relates to “Edible Insect based livelihoods and humanitarian food security response” and explores the social and economic potentials of harvesting wild edible locusts in forcibly displaced communities in Sub Saharan Africa. This exploratory valuation of wild edible locusts involves a combination of participatory and action research approaches, and the aim is to establish the economic and social potentials of wild harvested edible locusts and by-products in the building of sustainable livelihoods in displaced communities.  Liliane hopes her research conclusions will contribute to systemic reforms in current approaches and strategies of humanitarian food relief, consequently shifting from conventional to a diversified and inclusive humanitarian food production system that embraces other methods of food production. Such changes are expected to focus on (a) resilient household food security and sustainable livelihoods in protracted crisis, (b) reduction of food insecurity related vulnerabilities, and (c) mitigation of further forced displacements and human insecurity. Her field work activities include co-piloted initiatives that target household food security and wellbeing, income generation and intra-intercommunity cohesion.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth


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