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NATURAL DISASTERS

A disaster is the general outcome of an event that correspondents to a significant disruption of normal life of at least the smallest human community. Disasters are the result of the interaction between an extreme factor -or the combination of several factors- and a vulnerable system. Effects on agricultural activities, especially related to the traditional small-scale farming systems are most often neglected and/or considered to be of minor economic interest. Pro-active strategies are essential if vulnerable countries are to avoid large-scale loss of life and destruction of environment, activities and infrastructures.

RADAR
Agricultural disaster impact analyses are based mainly on empirical ‘in situ’ analysis, largely dependent on access to the impacted area and expert professional experience. <more>
 
RADAR - Hurricane Mitch
The RADAR approach is illustrated by the example of the impact assessment of Hurricane Mitch on the Honduras agricultural production system. <more>
 
Tsunami
This page provides detailed agroclimatic maps for the countries affected by the Tsunami, as well as detailed rainfed crop calendar information for the stations in the coastal areas. <more>
 
Methods and tools
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