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Webinar Series on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management in Agriculture: Building resilience to natural hazards and climate-related disasters

16/05/2017 - 01/07/2017


Over the past decade, economic damages resulting from natural hazards have amounted to USD 1.5 trillion caused by geophysical hazards such as earthquakes, tsunamis and landslides, as well as hydro-meteorological hazards, including storms, floods, droughts and wild fires. Climate-related disasters, in particular, are increasing worldwide and expected to intensify with climate change. They disproportionately affect food insecure, poor people – over 75 percent of whom derive their livelihoods from agriculture. Agricultural livelihoods can only be protected from multiple hazards if adequate disaster risk reduction and management efforts are strengthened within and across sectors, anchored in the context-specific needs of local livelihoods systems. 

A series of three webinars was held starting 16 May to:

  1. Discuss the new opportunities and pressing challenges in reducing and managing disaster risk in agriculture;
  2. Learn and share experiences about disaster risk reduction and management good practices based on concrete examples from the field; discuss how to create evidence and conditions to upscale of good practices; and
  3. Exchange experiences and knowledge with partners around resilience to natural hazards and climate-related disasters.


WEBINAR I: Governing and managing disaster risk in the agriculture sector

16 May 2017  -  10.30-12.00 CEST (UTC+2)


  • Sophie Baranes, Coordinator of the Capacity for Disaster Reduction Initiative (CADRI)
  • Proyuth Ly, Expert on disaster risk management planning in agriculture sectors, FAO Cambodia


  • Dominique Burgeon, Director of Emergency and Rehabilitation Division, and Strategic Programme Leader – Resilience, FAO

WEBINAR II: Assessing risks and impacts from extreme events/natural hazards on the agriculture sector

30 May 2017  -  15.00-16.30 CEST (UTC+2)


  • Oscar Rojas, Natural Resources Officer (Agrometereology), FAO
  • Niccolo Lombardi, Expert in Disaster Impacts and DRR, FAO


  • Stephan Baas, Strategic Advisor on Resilience, FAO

WEBINAR III: Benefits of farm-level disaster risk reduction practices in agriculture

20 July 2017   -   10.30-12.00 CEST (UTC+2)


  • Emmanuel Zziwa, Climate Change Adaptation Expert, FAO Representation in Uganda
  • Christopher Vicuña Morales, Chief, Field Programs Operational Planning Division, Philippine Department of Agriculture


  • Niccolo Lombardi, Expert in Disaster Impacts and DRR, FAO

WEBINAR IV: Building Resilience to Natural Hazards and Climate-related Disasters in the Caribbean

26 June 2018   -   15.00-16.30 CEST (UTC+2)


  • Daniele Barelli, Subregional Emergency Focal Point and DRR Specialist, FAO
  • Laura Tiberi, Liaison and Operations Officer, FAO
  • Niccolò Lombardi, Early Warning Early Action Specialist, FAO
  • Oriane Turot, Emergency Food Security and Agriculture Assessment Specialist, FAO


  • Sylvie Wabbes, Emergency and Rehabilitation Officer, FAO
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