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dc.contributor.authorSualia, Ita
dc.contributor.authorTi, Le Huu
dc.contributor.authorAmanuma, Nobue
dc.contributor.authorIchimura, Masakazu
dc.creatorCentre for Alleviation of Poverty through Sustainable Agriculture (CAPSA)
dc.creatorUN.ESCAP
dc.date.accessioned2021-08-24T16:50:30Z
dc.date.available2021-08-24T16:50:30Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.isbn9789799317902
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12870/3803
dc.description.abstract<p>Records since 1900 show that Asia and the Pacific region experiences over 40 per cent of global natural disaster events, making it the most disaster-afflicted region in the world. In the last two decades, the number of natural disaster events, such as floods, droughts, tropical cyclones, landslides and earthquakes have increased sharply. Along with this increase, the Asia-Pacific region also experiences extreme weather variability. The combination of these creates an adverse impact on agriculture systems, including failure of crops, higher demand for inputs and support services, slashes in the ability of farmers to repay loans and disruption of supply chains between farmers, buyers,processors and consumers.</p> <p>The impact of natural disasters on agricultural sectors is particularly high in developing countries, reaching 22 per cent of total damage and losses. Various studies have shown that a lack of integration of disaster risk reduction (DDR) into agricultural development plans and actions (and vice versa) has contributed to this damage and losses (FAO, 2015b). As the number of natural disaster events in the Asia-Pacific region has increased sharply, particularly in the last two decades, there is an urgent need to reduce vulnerability and to foster resilient livelihoods, farming systems, ecosystems and infrastructure to reduce the risks and minimize the costs of damage from future disasters in Asia Pacific region. Godschalk et al. (2009) estimated that the investments of 1 dollar in DRR could save about 4 dollars in avoided future losses.</p> <p>This working paper demonstrates &lsquo;technological innovation&rsquo; as a crucial intervention to improve agricultural resilience towards natural disasters and climate change. Innovation plays significant roles in all five stages of disaster management: (1) institutional and frameworks development; (2) disaster risk management (DRM) strategy setting and DRR planning; (3) information and early warning; (4) prevention and mitigation; and (5) response and recovery. This working paper will focus on how technological innovation could help in DRR management in stages 3-5 of DRM.</p>
dc.format.extentxxi, 63 p.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherCentre for Alleviation of Poverty through Sustainable Agriculture (CAPSA)
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCAPSA Working Paper
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dc.titleTechnological innovation for enhancing agricultural resilience to natural disasters and climate change
dc.typeText
dc.rights.holderUnited Nations
dc.subject.unbistTECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATIONS
dc.subject.unbistAGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
dc.subject.unbistCLIMATE CHANGE
dc.subject.unbistNATURAL DISASTERS
escap.publisherPlaceBogor, Indonesia
escap.doctypeWorking paper
escap.programmeOfWorkMacroeconomic Policy and Financing for Development
escap.areasOfWorkInnovation, Enterprise and Investment
escap.libBibNumber60884
escap.bibLevelMonograph
escap.contactPhone+62 251 8343277
escap.contactEmail[email protected]
escap.contactUnitCentre for Alleviation of Poverty through Sustainable Agriculture
escap.ispartofseriesnoCAPSA Working Paper ; No. 112
dc.date.escap2017-01-01
dc.relation.ispartofseriesnoNo. 112


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