Striking before the floods in Bangladesh

Apr 2021

Morjina Begum is among thousands of farmers in Bangladesh who face floods and other hazards regularly. FAO is helping crop and livestock farmers like her protect their livelihoods from predictable crises through an innovative approach called Anticipatory Action. It links early warning data to protective actions that ensure families can shield their farming assets before a hazard strikes, rather than having to rebuild later. Acting early, ahead of disaster is a smart way to safeguard lives and livelihoods, build resilience to future shocks, and ease pressure on strained humanitarian resources.