Strengthening Institutional Capacity for Disaster Management and Risk Reduction through Climate-Resilient Agriculture

IFPRI Discussion Paper 1846

22 Pages Posted: 20 Jun 2019

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Suresh Chandra Babu

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Alex De Pinto

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Paul Namita

IFPRI

Date Written: June 12, 2019

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: disaster risk management, disaster risk reduction, climate, resilience

Suggested Citation

Babu, Suresh Chandra and De Pinto, Alex and Namita, Paul, Strengthening Institutional Capacity for Disaster Management and Risk Reduction through Climate-Resilient Agriculture (June 12, 2019). IFPRI Discussion Paper 1846. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=

Suresh Chandra Babu (Contact Author)

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Alex De Pinto

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) ( email )

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Washington, DC 20005
United States

Paul Namita

IFPRI

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Washington, DC 20005
United States
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