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Disaster Risk Reduction at Farm Level: Multiple Benefits, No Regrets: Results from Cost-Benefit Analyses Conducted in a Multi-Country Study, 2016-2018
Contributor(s): Food and Agriculture Organization (Editor)

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ISBN: 9251314292     ISBN-13: 9789251314296
Publisher: Food & Agriculture Organization of the UN (FA
OUR PRICE: $119.70  

Binding Type: Paperback
Published: August 2019
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BISAC Categories:
- Technology & Engineering | Agriculture - General
Physical Information: 0.4" H x 8" W x 11.6" L (1.55 lbs) 160 pages
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This report presents the findings of a multi-year FAO study undertaken on over 900 farms in ten different countries that measured, using field data, benefits gained through the use of innovative farming practices designed to boost the resilience of farmers facing natural disasters. It makes the case that disaster risk reduction (DDR) measures in agriculture hold vast potential for improving damage prevention and impact mitigation at the local level, with immediate and palpable benefits to the lives of billions of people. Moreover, the study distinguishes between benefits of DRR practices in hazardous versus non-hazardous situations. This allows for the identification of "no-regret" options, where implementation makes good economic sense even when natural hazards are not at play. Considering the high uncertainty of future climate change and the occurrence of natural hazards, there is a compelling case for identifying no-regret options for disaster risk reduction on farms. The study ultimately contributes to the internationally agreed priority of enhancing the resilience of the planet's most vulnerable communities to natural hazard-related disasters, and specifically to Priority 3 of the Sendai Framework. It creates a sound evidence base for stepping up investment in disaster risk reduction in the agriculture sector, as opposed to exclusively investing in disaster response, highlighting the critical importance of local action for achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.
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