Africa is one of the regions in the world most affected by food price volatilities and production variability. At the root of the food price and production variability are hydro-meteorological disasters which comprise cyclones, floods, landslides, wild fires and dry spells. This document discusses disaster risk management strategies (p. 20-21) classified in: (i) risk mitigation and reduction; (ii) risk transfer; (iii) risk coping mechanisms; and (iv) failure range.
The publication identifies the following risk management options to tackle disaster risks:
- control of animal diseases related to climate change;
- integrated irrigation aquaculture practices;
- agricultural insurances;
- farm support programmes;
- efficient seed production systems;
- social protection instruments.