Mainstreaming disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation within the agriculture sector in the Pacific: a guide for practitioners

Mainstreaming disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation within the agriculture sector in the Pacific: a guide for practitioners

Date: 
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Type: 
Manuals, guidelines, training materials
Abstract

Agriculture remains the main source of livelihood for the majority of the population and is an important contributor to the economy of the Pacific SIDS. The Pacific SIDS face significant reductions in their agriculture potential, in part due to extreme climate variability as well as the frequency of El Niño events. As a response to the interest expressed by some countries in the Pacific to integrate DRR and CCA into their agriculture sector strategies, plans and budgetary process, ESCAP and the Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System for Africa and Asia (RIMES) developed this guide to provide a practical tool for planners and practitioners. The guide highlights good practices on climate-resilient agriculture from Asia for potential implementation in the Pacific context, such as the Monsoon Forums and Climate Field School for farmers. It is intended to be a living document—it can be reviewed and updated as the agriculture sector in the Pacific SIDS gain more experience in mainstreaming DRR and CCA. It is a part of a series of knowledge products produced under the Enhancing Knowledge and Capacity to Manage Disaster Risk for a Resilient Future in Asia and the Pacific Project with support from the United Nations Development Account.

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