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 - 09/12/2015
When Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda) swept through the central Philippines on 8 November 2013, the storm affected some 14.1 million people and caused more than USD 700 million in damage to the agriculture sector, severely threatening the country’s food security. The typhoon’s record intensity destroyed crop fields, orchards, fishing ...read more
 - 21/09/2015
Central America is one of the regions most vulnerable to disaster risks due to its geographical location, high climate variability, exposure to extreme hazards and the institutional and socio-economic weaknesses of its population. Agriculture and food and nutrition security face multiple threats that can cause damage and disrupt regular weather ...read more
 - 24/06/2015
This thematic issue on land tenure and disaster risk management (DRM) stems from the recent work done at FAO on normative aspects of land tenure governance that address natural disasters through the DRM framework. The Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the ...read more
 - 23/05/2015
The struggle over natural resources, particularly pasture and water during the dry season, is a critical issue in many pastoral production areas of South Sudan and is one of the major causes of conflict between pastoral and farming communities in the country. In order to address such conflicts associated with ...read more
 - 23/05/2015
While the drivers of conflict in South Sudan are numerous, conflict over natural resources, particularly competition over access to traditional grazing lands and water rights, remains a fundamental challenge to peace and stability in the country. Various approaches and strategies are required to manage and resolve conflicts depending on the ...read more
 - 22/05/2015
While the drivers of conflict in South Sudan are numerous, conflict over natural resources, particularly competition over access to traditional grazing lands and water rights, remains a fundamental challenge to peace and stability in the country. Various approaches and strategies are required to manage and resolve conflicts depending on the ...read more
 - 22/05/2015
Resource-based conflicts over access to traditional grazing lands and water rights in South Sudan form a fundamental challenge to peace and stability in the country. To tackle the causes of conflict, the Government of South Sudan and the international community have been investing in livestock water provision over the last ...read more
 - 22/05/2015
Water harvesting (WH) projects do not depend on good engineering and technology alone. Environmental impacts and socioeconomic considerations are equally important, and need to be addressed through the entire process of development nterventions. An environmental evaluation of a widespread WH pond construction program in Ethiopia, for instance, found that little ...read more
 - 17/05/2015
Key findings This brochure presents the preliminary findings of a study of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on the impact of natural hazards and disasters on the agriculture sector and subsectors in developing countries. The core findings of the study are: The agriculture sector – including crops, ...read more
 - 30/03/2015
Agriculture at increasing risk Agriculture is a source of livelihood for over 35 percent of the world’s population. Natural hazards and disasters – such as floods, drought, storms, earthquakes, landsides, tsunamis or wildfire – disproportionately affect the small-scale farmers, herders, fishers and forest dependent communities who generate over half of the ...read more
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