The impact of disasters on agriculture and food security
©FAO/Caroline Thomas
26 November 2015, Rome--- The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has just launched a report which sites that nearly a quarter of damages wrought by natural disasters on the developing world are borne by the agricultural sector. This study is based on an analysis of 78 post disaster assessments that were conducted in developing countries in Africa, Asia and Pacific, as well as Latin America and the Caribbean between 2003 and 2013.

Alexander Jones, Chief of FAO’s Donor Relations and Resource Mobilization Team, helps us break down the figures in this report and explains the connection to climate change, as world leaders get ready for the climate talks happening in Paris next week.
4min. 47sec.
Topic(s): Agriculture & crops, Biodiversity, Climate change, Food production & stocks, Food Security, Rural or agricultural development
Produced by: FAO
Reference: 11475