RAP PUBLICATION 2005/04

RAP PUBLICATION 2005/04

Report of the Workshop on Reducing Food Insecurity Associated with Natural Disasters in Asia and the Pacific

Bangkok, Thailand, 27-28 January 2005


FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS

REGIONAL OFFICE FOR ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
Bangkok, 2005

 

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Center cover photograph taken from Hindu Newspaper, Chennai, India
Two other photographs, courtesy of ISRO

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CONTENTS

Opening session

Election of officers and adoption of the agenda and timetable

Reducing vulnerability through sustainable agriculture

Strengthening early warning, vulnerability information and forecasting systems

Developing guidelines, enforcing laws and regulations, and international frameworks

Collaborative partnerships and institutional arrangements

Quantitative risk and impact assessment, allocating resources, and economic incentives

Adoption of the report and recommendations

Closing of the workshop

Annex 1 - Agenda

Annex 2 - Timetable

Annex 3 - List of participants

Annex 4 - Opening address by He Changchui, Assistant Director-General and FAO Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific