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Status of disaster risk management: plans for floods, hurricanes and drought in the agriculture sector - a Caribbean perspective


This report presents the findings of a study commissioned by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to review the status of development and implementation of disaster risk management (DRM) plans for the agriculture sector throughout the Caribbean. The report is divided into four sections: (i) the first section introduces the background of the region, the Hyogo Framework for Action, and the methodology and objective of the study; (ii) section two reviews the status of disaster risk management (DRM) strategies in the agricultural sector, highlighting the participation rate among Caribbean countries and the development and implementation of DRM plans; (iii) section three reviews existing DRM plans of the Dominican Republic, Grenada, Belize, Jamaica, and Saint Lucia, dividing the review into two groups, best practices and shortcomings; (iv) and section four concludes the report with recommendations for the future of DRM planning in the Caribbean.

Keywords

  • Themes:Disaster Risk Management, Food Security & Agriculture, Governance
  • Hazards:Cyclone, Drought, Flood
  • Countries/Regions:Belize, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Jamaica, Saint Lucia

  • Short URL:http://preventionweb.net/go/34233

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