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Methods and tools
Agricultural disaster impact analyses are based mainly on empirical ‘in situ’ analysis, largely dependent on access to the impacted area and expert professional experience.
RADAR refers to a simple and quantitative procedure for a Rapid Agricultural Disaster Assessment Routine on agriculture. This methodology introduces precise definitions of variables related to disaster assessment: it suggests the use of intensity scales for the various kinds of events and of value scales that match the missions of the institution performing the assessment.

2008 - Rapid Agricultural Disaster Assessment Routine (RADAR)
2006 - Applying Rapid Agricultural Disaster Assessment Routine (RADAR) [73 kb]
1999 - Extreme Agrometeorological Events. A discussion leading to the Terms of Reference for a Database [142 kb]

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