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Disaster risk reduction at farm level. Multiple benefits, no regrets

Case Study

This report presents the findings of a multi-year FAO study undertaken on over 900 farms in ten different countries that measured, using field data, benefits gained through the use of innovative farming practices designed to boost the resilience of farmers in the face of natural disasters and other shocks. Its findings show that the use of good disaster risk reduction practices offer significant economic gains at the household level, and also that – because they are usually low-cost and easily implemented – they hold significant potential for reducing disaster risks at the national and regional scales as well. These results can guide farmers in making choices about how to manage risks, and have important implications for disaster risk policymaking as well.

Published: 2019
Publisher: FAO
Geography: Global