The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre has issued an analysis of the persistent extreme drought, which started in 2019 and is impacting the La Plata Basin, the second largest river basin in South America and the fifth in the world.
The project, funded by the European Union Humanitarian Aid, will bolster the government's capacity at national, district and local levels to collect, analyze and report data on disasters, as well as disaster response planning and management.
This contribution to the GAR Special Report on Drought 2021 is a case study on the 2017-18 drought in the Argentine Pampas. It focusses on its impacts on agriculture. The drought had large impacts on production and yields of summer crops.
The agricultural insurance industry must accelerate its digital transformation. Providers' experience over the last few years shows that cooperation with tech companies and start-ups can significantly speed up the change.
IOM will implement the new project for a period of 24 months from 2021 to 2023, targeting the disaster-prone states of Khartoum, West Darfur, North Darfur, South Darfur, North Kordofan, Kassala, Gadaref, and Blue Nile.
Disastrous events are often proclaimed as a Black Swan—an unlikely and unexpected occurrence, but a closer study often reveals them to be Black Elephants—hazards that are known and understood but not addressed.