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

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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.
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