Managing Development amidst Natural Hazards
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CTA; IICA. 2010. Managing Development amidst Natural Hazards. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands
Permanent link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10568/63656
If agriculture in the Caribbean is to achieve and sustain development, it must counteract these hazards through good forward planning and good practices. Widespread failure must not be tolerated (USAID-OAS, 1999)
Key Messages: ? Agriculture is important from socio-economic, environmental and cultural perspectives! ? Unlike other sectors, agricultural development has operated in a high risk environment! ? Unmitigated natural hazards have led to frequent disruptions agriculture’s development! ? Hazard and disaster management is essential to agriculture’s development process! ? Well planned and managed post-disaster relief and recovery are also critical.