Food Security & Agriculture

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations - Headquarters
International Union for the Conservation of Nature
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
Geneva

Brazil is not an exception to the increasing frequency and intensity of droughts in several countries. However, assessing the spatial and temporal identification of drought episodes is an extremely complex process. Drought indices are particularly useful

Volcanic ash is an excellent archetype of an ‘extensive hazard’. Ash fall occurs frequently and intermittently during volcanic eruptions, and populations in close proximity to persistently-active volcanoes report ash impacts and distribution that have

The high risk emanating from the increasing number of cyber attacks on critical infrastructure systems at national or local level is only now beginning to be understood. The cascading effect of that risk beyond the system under attack into allied and

As Costa Rica forms part of Central America, it is highly vulnerable to disasters. These tend to have a bigger impact in rural areas, where they cause considerable damage and losses to agricultural production systems. Animal production is strategically

Given the agricultural sector's economic and environmental significance, it is of paramount importance to continue enhancing capacities for disaster risk reduction (DRR) in the agriculture sector, across local, sub-national, national and regional levels

This paper evaluates the impact of the 2015 El Niño-induced drought on household consumption in Ethiopia. A Difference-in-Difference method was used to compare consumption changes over time in a group unaffected by the drought to the changes in a group

FAO-Global Information and Early Warning System (GIEWS) and the Climate and Environment Division (CBC) have developed an “Agricultural Stress Index System” (ASIS) for detecting agricultural areas with a high likelihood of water stress (drought) on a

Giving an Ignite Stage presentation today at the AMCDRR, Hansen Thambi Prem, and Daniella Hiche, of World Animal Protection
Poor farmers are often reluctant - or can leave it too late - to evacuate in the face of a storm or flood because of their concern at abandoning their animals.

This publication is the result of a consultation process led by FAO and UNISDR during 2016 in light of the release of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030. It sought the identification of key elements for its implementation in the