Lao PDR: Plan of action for disaster risk reduction and management in agriculture (2014-2016)
Lao People's Democratic Republic - government
This Plan of Action for Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) in Agriculture (2014-2016) identifies priorities and working mechanisms for enhanced risk reduction in agriculture, livestock, forestry and fisheries as identified and prioritized by the technical departments and partners during the consultation process.
The implementation of the Plan will guide the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) and its departments in systematically integrating risk mitigation and prevention into on-going and new development activities, enhance preparedness for response, and promote faster recovery in agricultural sectors, including crops, livestock, forestry, and fisheries/aquaculture; its implementation will ultimately contribute to increasing the resilience of rural livelihoods to climate-related hazards and disasters.
The Plan supports the long-term development goals and priorities of the 7th National Socio-Economic Development Plan (2011-2015), and the main thrust of addressing risks and vulnerabilities, which is part of the Agricultural Development Strategy (2011-2020); and it will promote synergies with the eight programmes of the Agricultural Master Plan (2011-2015), the Draft National Disaster Management Plan (2012-2015) to create a more disaster resilient nation, and with current climate change adaptation (CCA) and sustainable natural resources management (NRM) initiatives.