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Webinar - Benefits of farm-level disaster risk reduction practices in agriculture

Webinar - Benefits of farm-level disaster risk reduction practices in agriculture

17/07/2017

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 series of three webinars on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRR/M) in agriculture is organized to:

  • Discuss the new opportunities and pressing challenges in reducing and managing disaster risk in agriculture;
  • Learn and share experiences about disaster risk reduction and management good practices based on concrete examples from the field; discuss how to create evidence and conditions for upscaling of good practices; and
  • Exchange experiences and knowledge with partners around resilience to natural hazards and climate-related disasters.

 

WEBINAR III: Benefits of farm-level disaster risk reduction practices in agriculture

20 July 2017  -  10.30-12.00 CEST (UTC+2)

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Speakers:

  • Emmanuel Zziwa, Climate Change Adaptation Expert, FAO Representation in Uganda
  • Christopher Vicuna Morales, Chief, Field Programs Operational Planning Division, Philippine Department of Agriculture

Moderator:

  • Niccolo Lombardi, Expert in Disaster Impacts and DRR, FAO

 

This webinar will cover: 

  • Measuring the benefits of farm-level disaster risk reduction practices in agriculture - approaches, methods and findings from FAO's preliminary study;
  • A case study from Uganda on how the agricultural practices for disaster risk reduction were implemented and monitored at farm level; and
  • Perspective from the Philippines on the challenges and opportunities to upscale the agriculture good practices for disaster risk reduction at national level.

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