Response and mitigation
The FAO Drought portal collates tools, methodologies, publications, and best practices, with the aim to support informed decision making and promote integrated drought management in agriculture.They are organized into three pillars: monitoring and early warning, vulnerability and risk assessment, response and mitigation.
Drought mitigation, preparedness, and response comprise the appropriate measures and actions aimed at reducing ecosystems vulnerability to drought impacts. The goal of pillar 3 of integrated drought management, response and mitigation, is to determine appropriate mitigation and response actions aimed at risk reduction, the identification of appropriate triggers to phase in and phase out mitigation actions and, finally, to identify agencies, ministries or organizations to develop and implement mitigation actions.
Rapid Appraisal Procedure (RAP) for pressurized irrigation system is a diagnostic tool developed by FAO to assess the performance of water resource, institutional management and irrigation service (hardware and software). It aims to provide users with a clear picture of problem areas. Thus, it enables the identification of the physical bottlenecks hampering the efficient water delivery and prioritize the steps needed for improvement.
AquaCrop is a crop growth model developed by FAO’s Land and Water Division that addresses food security and assesses the effect of the environment and irrigation management on crop production. It simulates the yield response of herbaceous crops to water and is well suited to conditions in which water is a key limiting factor.
SFM toolbox aims to make more accessible the collective knowledge and experiences on sustainable forest management to forest managers and stakeholders. A dedicated module highlights the importance and vulnerability of dryland forests and agrosilvopastoral system.
GIEWS continuously monitors food supply and demand and other key indicators for assessing the overall food security situation in all countries of the world.
The Pastoralist Knowledge Hub connects pastoralists and the main
actors working with them, to join forces and create synergies for dialogue
and pastoralist development. It relies on 3 pillars: a knowledge
repository, a network of pastoralist organizations and the facilitation of
partnerships with national and international actors.
The BlueHouse-Leb application is a user-friendly mobile app that provides timely information on the irrigation needs of crops in unheated plastic greenhouses in Lebanon. The experiences show that better irrigation and agricultural practices can significantly increase the yield production and the water productivity of greenhouses, therefore, the app is expected to make farming practices more sustainable and improve the farm profitability.
FAO projects from the field
|Title||Livestock emergency interventions in drought affected woredas of Afar National Regional State, Ethiopia|
|Title||Strengthening the livelihoods of pastoralists and agropastoralists and technical support for the coordination of emergency and rehabilitation activities in Ethiopia's agricultural sector|
|Title||Emergency livelihood support to drought-affected pastoral, agropastoral and smallholder farming communities in Afar and Somali Regions|
|Title||Provision of seeds for Meher 2003 cropping season and veterinary drugs in drought-affected areas of Tigray, Southern Nations, Nationalities and People's Region (SNNPR) and Oromiya regions|
|Title||Improving agriculture sector drought response coordination|
|Title||Increase of water availability and access in areas vulnerable to drought in the West Bank|
|Title||Food security emergency support for drought-affected and vulnerable households|
|Title||Assistance to vulnerable livelihoods in the drought-affected areas of the Dry Corridor|
|Title||Reducing the vulnerability of Afar pastoral and agropastoral communities to recurrent drought|
|Title||Technical coordination and support to reduce the impacts of El Niño and La Niña on the livelihoods|
|Title||Nutrition sensitive livelihood support to drought affected pastoral and agropastoral communities|
|Title||FAO programme for emergency and smooth recovery assistance to drought affected farmers in Ethiopia|
|Title||Provision of late planted seeds for Meher 2003 cropping season in drought-affected areas of Ethiopia|
|Title||Drought recovery response|
|Title||Emergency support to drought-affected pastoral and agropastoral communities in Borena zone, Oromiya region, Ethiopia|
|Title||Emergency livelihood support to drought affected communities through seed provision animal health and water rehabilitation in Ethiopia|
|Title||Immediate assistance in response to the food insecurity of families affected by the 2015 drought in El Salvador|
|Title||Emergency agricultural assistance to disaster stricken populations and specific vulnerable groups chronically affected by the drought and food insecurity in Dorra region|