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  • INFORMED webinar on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management in Agriculture: Benefits of farm-level risk reduction practices in agriculture European Commission
    Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations - Headquarters


    Date: 20 Jul 2017
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INFORMED webinar on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management in Agriculture: Benefits of farm-level risk reduction practices in agriculture

MAIN ORGANIZER(S): European Commission (EC)
Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations - Headquarters (FAO)

Type: Meeting or Conference Date: 20 Jul 2017 Location: Online event

This webinar series is organized jointly with the EU’s Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DEVCO); the FAO Strategic Programme on Resilience within the framework of the EU-funded FAO INFORMED programme; and the learn4dev network.

Join us to discuss Disaster Risk Reduction and Management in Agriculture Webinar-III: Benefits of farm-level risk reduction practices in agriculture.

Speakers

Emmanuel Zziwa, Climate Change Adaptation Expert, FAO Representation in Uganda

Christopher Vicuña Morales, Chief, Field Programs Operational Planning Division, Philippine Department of Agriculture

Moderator

Niccolo Lombardi, Expert in Disaster Impacts and DRR, FAO

Background

Over the past decade, economic damages resulting from natural hazards have amounted to USD 1.5 trillion caused by geophysical hazards such as earthquakes, tsunamis and landslides, as well as hydro-meteorological hazards, including storms, floods, droughts and wild fires. Climate-related disasters, in particular, are increasing worldwide and expected to intensify with climate change. They disproportionately affect food insecure, poor people – over 75 percent of whom derive their livelihoods from agriculture. Agricultural livelihoods can be protected from multiple hazards if adequate disaster risk reduction and management efforts are strengthened within and across sectors, anchored in the context-specific needs of local livelihoods systems.

A series of three webinars on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRR/M) in agriculture was organised to:

  1. Discuss the new opportunities and pressing challenges in reducing and managing disaster risk in agriculture;
  2. Learn and share experiences about disaster risk reduction and management good practices based on concrete examples from the field; discuss how to create evidence and conditions to upscale good practices; and
  3. Exchange experiences and knowledge with partners around resilience to natural hazards and climate-related disasters.

This final webinar will cover:

  • measuring the benefits of farm-level disaster risk reduction practices in agriculture – approaches, methods and findings from FAO preliminary study;
  • a case study from Uganda on how the agricultural practices for disaster risk reduction were implemented and monitored at farm level;
  • and perspective from the Philippines on the challenges and opportunities to upscale the agriculture good practices for disaster risk reduction at national level.

Key words / Areas of interest

Climate, Disaster risk reduction and management (DRR/M), Natural hazards, Climate change adaptation, technologies for DRR in agriculture, Good practices, Knowledge sharing.

How to attend the webinar

Kindly register in advance online. This will ensure you will receive all documentation, feedback and recording of the webinar after the event.

Or join us directly on Thursday 20 July online (please use Internet Explorer).

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Event website: http://www.fao.org/in-action/kore/news-and-events/events-details/en/c/884722/



 
 

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