Resilience

Resources

 - 09/05/2016
Agriculture, the mainstay of Pakistan's economy, is very exposed to extreme weather events with the impacts of climate change. Based on the floods and droughts experienced in recent years, it is evident that a strong commitment to enhancing the resilience of the agriculture sector is urgently needed. This will require ...read more
 - 22/04/2016
This report reviews information on drought characteristics and management in the Caribbean region, identifies the relevant national and regional agencies and focal points involved in drought management, and brings together information on their work at national and regional level. The report pertains to the characterization and management of drought in ...read more
 - 13/03/2016
The training guide Gender-Responsive Disaster Risk Reduction in the Agriculture Sector is intended primarily for policy-makers and practitioners, who have a good understanding of disasters but limited knowledge of gender issues, and work on DRR policies, plans, information systems, or other activities related to disaster-prone communities. Its main objective is to ...read more
 - 13/03/2016
We know comparatively little about the full impact of climate related natural disasters on agriculture and its subsectors. Using available primary and secondary data, this brochure provides an overview of damage and losses caused by climate related extreme events in developing countries between 2003 and 2013 in agricultural sectors. This information ...read more
 - 09/12/2015
During El Niño episodes the normal patterns of tropical precipitation and atmospheric circulation become disrupted triggering extreme climate events around the globe: droughts, floods and affecting the intensity and frequency of hurricanes. Disasters create poverty traps that increase the prevalence of food insecurity and malnutrition. Agriculture is one of the ...read more
 - 09/12/2015
When Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda) swept through the central Philippines on 8 November 2013, the storm affected some 14.1 million people and caused more than USD 700 million in damage to the agriculture sector, severely threatening the country’s food security. The typhoon’s record intensity destroyed crop fields, orchards, fishing ...read more
 - 21/09/2015
Central America is one of the regions most vulnerable to disaster risks due to its geographical location, high climate variability, exposure to extreme hazards and the institutional and socio-economic weaknesses of its population. Agriculture and food and nutrition security face multiple threats that can cause damage and disrupt regular weather ...read more
 - 24/06/2015
This thematic issue on land tenure and disaster risk management (DRM) stems from the recent work done at FAO on normative aspects of land tenure governance that address natural disasters through the DRM framework. The Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the ...read more
 - 23/05/2015
The struggle over natural resources, particularly pasture and water during the dry season, is a critical issue in many pastoral production areas of South Sudan and is one of the major causes of conflict between pastoral and farming communities in the country. In order to address such conflicts associated with ...read more
 - 23/05/2015
While the drivers of conflict in South Sudan are numerous, conflict over natural resources, particularly competition over access to traditional grazing lands and water rights, remains a fundamental challenge to peace and stability in the country. Various approaches and strategies are required to manage and resolve conflicts depending on the ...read more
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