Resilience

Damage and losses due to weather and climate-related disasters in agricultural sectors

Damage and losses due to weather and climate-related disasters in agricultural sectors
Mar 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 is crucial to support effective Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) policy and practice, and to enable the design of measures specific to crops, livestock, fisheries, aquaculture and forestry. Evidence-based disaster prevention and preparedness is the key to building resilient livelihoods and helping to eradicate hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition.

The data and analyses provided in this leaflet are largely based on FAO’s publication on the The Impact of Disasters on Agriculture and Food Security

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