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Regional Strategy for Disaster Risk Management in the Agriculture Sector and Food and Nutrition Security in Latin America and the Caribbean (2018 - 2030)

A regional strategy developed by technical officers from Ministries of Agriculture of CELAC countries and its PPT in El Salvador with technical assistance from FAO and UNISDR to improve disaster risk management in agriculture in Latin America and the Caribbean through a a collaborative approach between countries. It was approved during CELAC’s IV Ministerial Meeting on Family Farming and Rural Development, held on 12 and 13 December 2017 in San Salvador, El Salvador.

The Strategy seeks to contribute to the CELAC Plan for Food and Nutrition Security and the Eradication of Hunger 2025 (FNS-CELAC Plan). Specifically, to its fourth pillar on stable production and timely attention to disasters of socio-natural origin that may affect the availability of food. It will also support implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030. The Strategy outlines priorities and specific measures for collaborative, coordinated and coherent work amongst countries, while prioritizing regional, sub-regional, multi-country and cross-border added-value measures that complement national actions for implementing the Sendai Framework within the agriculture and FNS sector.

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