How can you mitigate flood impacts on agriculture and food security?
Floods can have devastating impacts on individual’s and communities’ food security.
This is particularly true in contexts where people are largely reliant on small scale subsistence farming to get by.
Below we have collated a range of resources that can help you understand the impact of climate change and related hazards like floods on agriculture and how approaches and interventions can and should be climate smart. The Flood Resilience Portal Library has resources on how farming practices can be adapted to a flood prone context, for example using floating gardens or flood tolerant rice crops, for protecting your harvested grain from floods using raised storage, and how to keep your livestock safe using similar approaches. You can also find resources on how impacts of floods and other hazards can be mitigated through anticipatory action and forecast-based financing.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) carried out the present study to help fill existing knowledge gaps about the nature
The FAO Disaster Risk Reduction for Food and Nutrition Security Framework Programme reflects the Hyogo Framework for Action and strives to assist memb
Climate Change is inevitable and the agriculture and water sectors are the most vulnerable. Recent studies have shown that due to climate change, the
Forecast-based Financing enables anticipatory actions for disaster mitigation at the community and government level using credible seasonal and weathe