Title The Impact of Disasters and Crises on Agriculture and Food Security 2017
Author Food and Agriculture Organization
ISBN 9789251303597
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 168
Book size 178 x 292 mm
Publishing year 2018
Original publisher Food and Agriculture Organization (Eurospan Group)
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Natural disasters have cost billions of dollars in lost agricultural production. The human food chain is under continuous threat from an alarming increase in the number of outbreaks of transboundary animal and plant pests and diseases. Conflict and protracted crises, as well as climate change, are putting more and more people in conditions of poverty, food insecurity and displacement. Agriculture often bears a disproportionate share of disaster impacts, many of which are borne directly by smallholders. As resources become increasingly scarce, objective evidence is needed to effectively target our investment in resilience, preparedness and mitigation. This second edition of FAO’s report on the Impact of Disasters and Crises on Agriculture and Food Security provides the latest data on the impact of disasters and crises on agricultural sectors, including the first-ever analysis of the effect on agriculture of conflict and food chain crises. The 2017 report considers how the entire sector is impacted, not only crops and livestock but also forestry, fisheries and aquaculture.





INTRODUCTION • Agriculture in an uncertain environment • Natural disasters and food chain crises • Conflicts and protracted crises • More disasters, but dearth of information on damage and loss in agriculture • Purpose and scope of this report

PART I: More disasters, more impact on agriculture

Chapter I: Disaster damage and loss – a hefty share for agriculture and its subsectors

Chapter II: Impact of natural disasters on crop and livestock production in developing countries

PART II: Estimating damage and loss: getting it right

Chapter III: Applying the methodology – trials from the Philippines and Ethiopia

Chapter IV: Nepal earthquakes: damage and loss in the agricultural crop sector

Chapter V: The impact of disasters on fisheries and aquaculture

Chapter VI: The impact of disasters on forest resources

PART III: Covering new ground: food chain crises and conflict

Chapter VII: Food chain crises damage and loss – measuring the impact of transboundary animal diseases on livestock

Chapter VIII: Applying FAO’s post-disaster damage and loss assessment methodology in a conflict situation – the Syrian

CONCLUSION • FAO’s report – Transforming damage and loss assessment • The way forward – informing agricultural DRR policy





About the Author:

Founded in 1945, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Serving both developed and developing countries, FAO provides a neutral forum where all nations meet as equals to negotiate agreements and debate policy. The Organization publishes authoritative publications on agriculture, fisheries, forestry and nutrition.

Target Audience:

 This book is intended for people interested in Agriculture, forestry, fisheries and aquaculture.


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