Webinar on Building resilience to natural hazards and climate-related disasters in the Caribbean
26 Jun 2019 | Online
More countries remain highly exposed to natural disasters whose frequency and severity is worsened by the effect of climate change and the limited application of measures for disaster risk reduction (DRR) in the region.
According to the results of Post-Disaster Needs Assessments (PDNAs) conducted in Dominica and Antigua and Barbuda, the overall amount of damage and losses that occurred in the agriculture sector and sub-sectors (crops, livestock, fisheries and forestry) in these two countries - after the last hurricane season - are: 211 USD million and 0.5 USD million respectively. These figures show how severely natural disasters can affect the economy and food security and nutrition of countries and people largely relying on the agriculture sector and sub-sectors.
That said, the webinar aims to:
- Enhance awareness on Agriculture Disaster Risk Reduction through Preparedness, Early warning and Early Action and Emergency Response in the LAC region;
- Discuss approaches on disaster risk management in agriculture, with specific focus on the LAC region;
- Exchange experiences in implementing preparedness, early action, and emergency response initiatives.
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