Rapid Agricultural Disaster Assessment Routine (RADAR)
ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT SERIES 12

ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT SERIES 12

Rapid Agricultural Disaster Assessment Routine (RADAR)

Andrea Borgia
European Development & Research Agency
Via di Fioranello 31, 00134 Rome, Italy

René Gommes
Michele Bernardi
Hideki Kanamaru

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Rome, 2008

 

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Part I- 222 Kb

Cover

Part II- 1136 Kb

Foreword

Part III- 302 Kb

Abstract
Acknowledgements
Contents
Acronyms

Part IV- 764 Kb

PART A
OBJECTIVES, CONCEPTS, DEFINITIONS AND METHODS

1 - INTRODUCTION

1.1 Objectives
1.2 Definitions
1.2.1 Event and disaster
1.2.2 Intensity of an event
1.2.3 Hazard
1.2.4 Vulnerability and risk
1.2.5 Errors
2 - DISASTER INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
2.1 Empirical analysis and Model analysis
2.1.1 Empirical analysis
2.1.2 Model analysis
2.1.3 Conceptual model of impact assessment
2.2 Flowchart of the assessment routine

Part V- 421 Kb

3 - CHARACTERIZATION OF PHYSICAL EVENTS CAUSING AGRICULTURAL DISASTERS

3.1 Defining the event
3.2 Information database on disastrous events
3.3 Reference database of affected systems
3.4 Main event characteristics
3.4.1 Magnitude
3.4.2 From magnitude to intensity
3.4.3 Defining intensity scales
4. IMPACT ASSESSMENT PARAMETERS
4.1 From event intensity to Percentage loss
4.2 Agricultural production system values
4.3 Overall damage caused by the disaster

Part VI- 483 Kb

PART B
AN APPLICATION OF RADAR TO HURRICANE MITCH - HONDURAS, OCTOBER 1998

5 - INTRODUCTION

6 - THE EVENT, ENVIRONMENT, AND MILIEU

6.1 Definition of the physical event
6.2 The region of impact
6.3 The area for impact assessment
6.4 Components of the milieu
6.4.1 Agro-ecological zones
6.4.2 Potential land use and farming systems
6.5 The parcels for impact assessment
6.6 The components of the milieu of each parcel
6.7 Conceptual model
7 - CHARACTERISTICS OF THE EVENT
7.1 Causes of damage
7.1.1 Wind, surge and spray
7.1.2 Rain, runoff and landslides
7.1.3 Flooding and sedimentation
7.2 Definition of a convenient scale of intensity

Part VII- 411 Kb

8 - IMPACT EVALUATION AND CALCULATION

8.1 Calculation of the distribution of damage
8.2 Calculation of the value exposed
8.2.1 Yearly production and areas harvested
8.2.2 Crops
8.2.3 Forest
8.2.4 Pasture and livestock
8.2.5 Value density
8.3 Integration over parcel components and area
9 - CONCLUSIONS

REFERENCES

Part VIII- 280 Kb

APPENDIX 1: QUANTITATIVE DEFINITIONS

Part IX- 571 Kb

APPENDIX 2: FIGURES AND MAPS


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