FAO's work on disaster risk reduction


In recent years, multiple disasters have imposed devastating consequences on agriculture, food security and the livelihoods of millions of farmers, pastoralists, fishers and forest-dependent communities. From the 2015/16 El Niño and resulting hazards worldwide to the exceptionally strong 2017 hurricane season in the Caribbean, across the globe agriculture is bearing the burden of disaster impacts.

On the occasion of the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, we offer some FAO titles that explore the challenges that natural hazards pose to farmers and global food security, as well as illustrate the critical role that reducing disaster risks on farms and raising the resilience of rural communities has to play in meeting those challenges.