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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: