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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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  • Contact:Deputy Director Veldfires Regulation
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Top 5 Natural Disaster reported
Disaster Date Affected (no. of people)
Drought 2004 15,000,000
Drought 1988 1,320,000
Drought 1986 850,000
Storm 1984 500,000
Drought 1995 300,000
Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database
Data version: v11.08   *: Including tsunami
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