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Strengthening institutional capacity for disaster management and risk reduction through climate-resilient agriculture

Suresh Chandra Babu, Alessandro (Alex) De Pinto () and Namita Paul

No 1846, IFPRI discussion papers from International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Abstract: The frequency of natural disasters, especially storms and floods, has been increasing globally over the last several decades. Developing countries are especially vulnerable to such disasters but are often the least capable of coping with the associated impacts because of their limited adaptive capacity. Despite the increased interest in strengthening institutional capacity, it remains a challenge for many developing countries. Institutional capacity for disaster management and risk reduction can be built through various mechanisms. One key approach is via the agriculture sector, where climate-resilient agriculture has become an effective tool for adapting to climate change and developing resilience in the long run – resulting in increased capacity for disaster management and risk reduction at the system, institutional, and individual levels. This paper presents the experiences of four countries, which we have evaluated to develop an institutional strengthening framework.

Keywords: BANGLADESH; SOUTH ASIA; ASIA; GHANA; WEST AFRICA; AFRICA SOUTH OF SAHARA; AFRICA; INDIA; VIET NAM; VIETNAM; SOUTH EAST ASIA; SOUTHEAST ASIA; disaster risk management; disaster risk reduction; climate; resilience; institutional development; climate-smart agriculture; capacity strengthening; institutional capacity; climate resilient agriculture (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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