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Resilience, flexibility key to African climate adaptation – Researchers

6 Sep 2013, TRF

'If you are a policymaker you want to know if it’s going to go one way or another, but when you just don’t know, then it’s a question of what can you do,' Tim Thomas, of the International Food Policy Research Institute said. 'Policymakers have to think more in terms of resiliency and flexibility in their policies, rather than solving a specific problem'...


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Top 5 Natural Disaster reported
Disaster Date Affected (no. of people)
Drought 1983 500,000
Drought 2002 500,000
Drought 2007 475,000
Drought 1992 331,500
Flood 1987 100,000
Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database
Data version: v11.08   *: Including tsunami
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