1. Provided by Steve Hodges - African Agriculture Risk Management Services Within the internationally recognized field of agricultural risk assessment and management, risks can be evaluated according to three basic criteria : Impact: In other words, how severe will the risk event be if it actually...
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    2013-10-20 This article challenges the long-held assumption that smallholder farmers are risk averse and delay land preparation and planting until they are assured of adequate rainfall, and that they inefficiently used the natural resources available to them. The author proposes that farming operations are...
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    2014-04-20 Harry van den Burg wrote in response to theEDN 121 articleabout: …the extent to which risk aversion may have been and even is overestimated, at the expense of hunger and exhaustion, as a leading limiting factor on agricultural productivity. “Whereas I certainly think that the argument has merit…I...
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    2014-01-01 https://www.echocommunity.org/resources/71356f86-d90a-4032-9775-681c581fa715What if you are working in a community when disaster strikes it? What steps toward recovery can you take in such a situation? And what actions can be taken beforehand to minimize the damage from a large-scale,...
  5. DISASTER RISK REDUCTION Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)is the systematic development and application of policies, strategies and practices that minimize vulnerabilities and disaster risks throughout a society. Mercy Corps believes that DRR is an essential part of our mission to help people build...
  6. Pastoralists live precarious lives with extreme weather, such as drought, posing a potentially fatal threat to livestock – often pastoralists’ only asset and income source. To buffer livestock keepers from these risks, insurance schemes such as the Kenya Livestock Insurance Programme (KLIP),...
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  8. For those of you working to rebuild agriculture in hurricane-ravaged Caribbean and Central American communities, we’ve assembled somefree agroforestry training materialsthat will immensely benefit you: How to plant windbreaks to stop and slow heavy winds How to build contours to stop erosion How...
  9. Abstract: Over the past decade, economic damages resulting from natural hazards have amounted to USD 1.5 trillion caused by geophysical hazards such as earthquakes, tsunamis and landslides, as well as hydro-meteorological hazards, including storms, floods, droughts and wild fires. Climate-related...
  10. Secure and sustainable livelihoods not only reduce poverty but also reduce susceptibility to disasters. Disaster mitigation, or disaster risk reduction (DRR), is about preparing for disasters and minimising the risk when they arrive. Emergency relief or disaster response is a specific...