Natural hazards Disasters and Agricultural Impact:
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CTA; IICA. 2010. Natural hazards Disasters and Agricultural Impact:. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands
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Media Tool Kit 1: Natural hazards are “naturally occurring physical phenomena” or risk elements inherent in the natural environment; an inevitable part of life on earth
Key Messages: ? Natural hazards are a natural part of life on earth! ? Most natural hazards are known and some even give advance warning! ? Living and/or working in hazard-prone areas increases the risk of disastrous impacts! ? Changing climate increases the frequency and severity of natural hazards and their impacts! ? Agricultural activity is vulnerable to natural hazards which often lead to disastrous impacts! ? Disasters are costly and put development at risk! ? The Caribbean needs to take more seriously the issue of hazard and risk management! ? Disastrous impacts can be reduced through better understanding of natural hazards, their different triggers and vulnerability factors.