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"Digital Agricultural Atlas of the Union of Myanmar"
May 2008- This atlas derives from studies carried out by the FAO Investment Centre during the preparation of the Agricultural Sector Review of the Union of Myanmar for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation. An enormous amount of data related to the agricultural sector existed but was not available nationally. Much of this data derives from bi-annual surveys of production and yields conducted throughout most regions of the country, while other data was collected in relation to activities of the Settlement and Land Records Department of the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation and government enterprises operating within the sector.

"Good Practices for Hazard Risk Management in Agriculture. Summary Report Haiti"
March 2008- TCP/RLA/3101. The FAO-funded the regional TCP “Assistance to improve Local Agricultural Emergency Preparedness in Caribbean countries highly prone to hurricane related disasters” in Cuba, Grenada, Haiti and Jamaica assists governments of participating countries to support the food security of small farmers operating in the most hazard prone areas by improving institutional frameworks and technical options for hurricane-related disaster preparedness, emergency response and post-emergency agricultural assistance.

"Disaster Risk Management Systems Analysis. A guide book"
March 2008- This Guide provides a set of tools to assess existing structures and capacities of national, district and local institutions with responsibilities for Disaster Risk Management (DRM) in order to improve the effectiveness of DRM systems and the integration of DRM concerns into development planning, with particular reference to disaster-prone areas and vulnerable sectors and population groups.

Improved Adaptive Capacity to Climate Change for Sustainable Livelihoods in the Agriculture Sector. Summary Report - Project Phase I
March 2008- New ways and methods are needed to better inform farmers to help them identify alternative, technically viable options for livelihood adaptation. Better access to climate information could encourage farmers to adopt new risk/opportunity management practices under changing climatic conditions.

Assistance to improve local agricultural emergency preparedness in Caribbean countries highly prone to hydro- meteorological disasters – Jamaica
October 2007- Final report. The vulnerability of the Caribbean region to hydro- meteorological hazards such as hurricanes, floods, drought, high magnitude rainfall and related hazards such landslides is underscored. The recurrent impacts of these events have wreaked havoc on environment, economy and society throughout the region.

Climate variability and change: Adaptation to drought in Bangladesh. A resource book and training guide
September 2007- FAO and the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center are guiding an assessment of livelihood adaptation to climate variability and change in the drought-prone areas of Northwest Bangladesh. The project is specifically designed to characterize livelihood systems, profile vulnerable groups, assess past and current climate impacts, and increase understanding of local perceptions of climate impacts, coping capacities and existing adaptation strategies.

Institutionalizing pastoral risk management in Mongolia. Lessons learned
June 2007 - Project TCP/MON/0066 The aim of the present study is to discover more precisely how far the risk management agenda developed initially by the two FAO/TCP projects in Mongolia has been implemented, what specific institutional reforms it has encouraged, how the agenda itself has developed and changed, and what has determined its successes and failures.

Sharing lessons. Hazard risk preparedness in agriculture: Good practice examples from south and south-east Asia
May 2007 - Project TCP/RLA/3101 In the recent past, most Asian countries have greatly improved their capacities to monitor hazards and to warn, evaluate and provide emergency relief to victims of disasters. As a result, the number of lives lost to disasters such as floods, storms and extreme temperature has decreased significantly. However, the vulnerability within the agriculture sector has continuously increased due to its high level of exposure.

Adaptation to climate change in agriculture, forestry and fisheries
April 2007 - The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) provides that all Parties must formulate and implement national or regional programmes containing measures to facilitate adequate adaptation to climate change. It lists specific domains in particular need of adaptation, namely coastal zones, water resources, agriculture, and areas affected by drought and desertification, as well as floods.

Managing pastoral risk in Mongolia . A plan of action
April 2007 - Project TCP/FAO/MON 0066 Mongolian herding is a highly successful livelihood system, but has always involved weather-related risks. The most obvious risks come from periodic snow disasters, which cause heavy animal and human mortality, although drought, fire and other risks have a similar impact.

Assistance to improve local agricultural emergency preparedness in Caribbean countries highly prone to hurricane related disasters. Granada case study
April 2007 - Project TCP/RLA/3101 Natural disasters have severely destabilized the socio-economic fabric of the Caribbean region in the last two decades, with the most devastating impacts experienced in 2004. According to the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters, at least 6,000 lives were lost, and over one million people were affected by natural disasters in the region in 2004.

Developing institutions and options for livelihood adaptation to climate variability and change in drought-prone areas of Bangladesh
November 2006 - The impacts of climate variability and change are global concerns, but in Bangladesh, where large parts of the population are chronically exposed and vulnerable to a range of natural hazards, they are particularly critical.

Workshop report: Assistance to improve local agricultural emergency preparedness in Caribbean countries highly prone to hydrometerorologic hazard
Identifying innovative techniques and effective strategies to improve local agriculture emergency preparedness in Caribbean countries highly prone to hydro-meteorological hazards was at the centre of the three-day workshop co-hosted by the FAO and the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency (CDERA).

Pastoral risk management in Qinghai Province, China
Strengthening capability of risk management of the animal husbandry sector and promoting sustainable development in the grazing area of Qinghai Province Qinghai is one of the five largest pastoral regions in China with extensive rangeland resources and a long history of pastoral livelihoods. Livestock production plays a central role in the economy of the province, especially for minority ethnic groups.

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