Second Global SIDS Solutions Dialogue: "Building agricultural resilience in SIDS
Hybrid Event, 31/05/2022
Tuesday, 31 May | 8:00 - 9:30 AM (EST)
Globally, Small Island Developing States (SIDS) represent over 66 percent of countries with the highest relative annual losses due to disasters. Due to their small economies and particular geography, SIDS are extremely vulnerable to disasters. This devastating trajectory for SIDS is set to continue in the years to come as climate change is making these disasters more frequent and intense.
FAO's support to SIDS includes integrating resilience building measures in agricultural development planning by developing capacities for disaster impact monitoring in agriculture, improving resilience and sustainability of agrifood systems and strengthening coherence between disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation processes.
This second dialogue on the theme "Building agricultural resilience in SIDS: now more critical than ever - The importance of disaster risk reduction & food price monitoring", will present FAO’s approach to supporting SIDS to build the resilience of agricultural livelihoods and agrifood systems in the face of disasters and improve their ability to cope and recover. An overview of the impacts of the current global food prices situation on food security in SIDS will be presented.