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DRM Webinar II - Assessing risks and impacts from extreme events/natural hazards on the agriculture sector


Disaster risk reduction and management in agriculture webinar series:  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 (Agrometeorology), FAO
  • Niccolo Lombardi, Expert in Disaster Impacts and DRR, FAO


  • Stephan Baas, Strategic Advisor on Resilience, FAO


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. 


This webinar covered:

  • Monitoring risk in agriculture - the Agriculture Stress Index System
  • Damage and loss from disasters on agriculture and food security - recent data and the new SFDRR monitoring mechanism - indicator C2

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