Agriculture after Disaster
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CTA; IICA. 2010. Agriculture after Disaster. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands
Permanent link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10568/63654
This media kit highlights issues related to natural hazards, their associated disasters and the impact on and role of agriculture in relief and recovery. It seeks to put issues relevant to agricultural development ‘out there’ in the wider public through journalists and communicators, to promote better understanding and interest in agriculture’s issue...
The five inter-related briefs are: 1. Natural hazards, disasters and agricultural impacts highlights agriculture’s vulnerabilities to natural hazards, the costs of associated disasters and the consequent risks to development. 2. Managing development amidst natural hazards recognizes the importance of forward planning and good practices in mitigating losses and accelerating recovery in agriculture. 3. Fast tracking Recovery –prioritizing agriculture calls for greater focus on resuscitating agriculture after disaster since it is perhaps the only productive sector that can be reactivated with the least delay to meet food needs and stabilize rural economies. Such relief and recovery efforts must also foster institutional coordination to give priority to the national agenda versus individual agency agendas 4. Securing food supplies after disaster acknowledges that while emergency food aid is an important aspect of disaster relief, it must be understood by all, to be a temporary measure and no effort should be spared in rebuilding national food production capacity. 5. Disaster, agriculture and media response emphasizes the need for balanced and responsible reporting that goes beyond images of human suffering and infrastructure destruction to issues that promote the need for focused and coordinated action to accelerate recovery of productive sectors, including and importantly, agriculture.