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Agriculture and food insecurity risk management in Africa

Source(s):  Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations - Headquarters (FAO)

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.



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  • Agriculture and food insecurity risk management in Africa
  • Publication date 2016
  • Author(s) Demeke, K.; Kiermeier, M.; Sow, M.; Antonaci, L.
  • Number of pages 92 p.
  • ISBN/ISSN 9789251093597

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