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 - 28/09/2016
Through short text and infographics this booklet describes how soils constitute the largest store of terrestrial carbon. When managed using Sustainable Soil Management (SSM) techniques, soils can play an important role in climate change adaptation, and mitigation and can enhance the provision of ecosystems services by storing carbon (carbon sequestration) ...read more
 - 16/08/2016
The publication will consolidate, from the different sources available, a synthetic analysis on La Niña which will highlight these key aspects: Current forecast for the potential occurrence of La Niña in 2016; Overview of typical La Niña impact patterns; and Potential Early Action opportunities. This document will act as an informative ...read more
 - 04/08/2016
Background and purpose The impact of the 2015‒2016 El Niño weather phenomenon has been one of the most intense and widespread in the past one hundred years. The agriculture, food security and nutritional status of more than 60 million people around the globe is affected by El Niño-related droughts, floods and ...read more
 - 05/07/2016
The content of the publication is intended to raise awareness on the multiple implications that extreme weather-related phenomena, particularly El Niño and La Niña, through the Human Security approach metodology, for the occasion of the HL event on El Niño to be held in New York on the margins of ...read more
 - 02/06/2016
According to the data available and the INFORM 2015 Risk Index, Serbia is highly exposed and vulnerable to natural hazards. Floods are the main type of hydro-meteorological hazard in the country. The assessment covers overall damage and losses caused by heavy rainfalls, rivers, floods and landslides in the period February-March ...read more
 - 09/05/2016
Agriculture, the mainstay of Pakistan's economy, is very exposed to extreme weather events with the impacts of climate change. Based on the floods and droughts experienced in recent years, it is evident that a strong commitment to enhancing the resilience of the agriculture sector is urgently needed. This will require ...read more
 - 22/04/2016
This report reviews information on drought characteristics and management in the Caribbean region, identifies the relevant national and regional agencies and focal points involved in drought management, and brings together information on their work at national and regional level. The report pertains to the characterization and management of drought in ...read more
 - 13/03/2016
The training guide Gender-Responsive Disaster Risk Reduction in the Agriculture Sector is intended primarily for policy-makers and practitioners, who have a good understanding of disasters but limited knowledge of gender issues, and work on DRR policies, plans, information systems, or other activities related to disaster-prone communities. Its main objective is to ...read more
 - 13/03/2016
We know comparatively little about the full impact of climate related natural disasters on agriculture and its subsectors. Using available primary and secondary data, this brochure provides an overview of damage and losses caused by climate related extreme events in developing countries between 2003 and 2013 in agricultural sectors. This information ...read more
 - 09/12/2015
During El Niño episodes the normal patterns of tropical precipitation and atmospheric circulation become disrupted triggering extreme climate events around the globe: droughts, floods and affecting the intensity and frequency of hurricanes. Disasters create poverty traps that increase the prevalence of food insecurity and malnutrition. Agriculture is one of the ...read more
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