Report on Damages and Losses in Agriculture due to crisis/shocks
22 percent of the total cost of natural disasters is absorbed by the agricultural sector and for climate related disasters, the figures rises to 25 percent. Dominique Burgeon explains that Asia and Africa are paying the heaviest price for natural disasters, which over the last decade have increased in number, intensity and frequency. He then points out how agriculture is not receiving enough attention, concerning both humanitarian response and financing for risk reduction. Yet, one dollar invested in disaster risk reduction can save up to 15 dollars when it comes to actual response to natural disasters.
Reference: FITW0056
3min. 16sec.
Language(s): English, French
Topic(s): Climate change, Emergencies/Crises, Food Security, Interview