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Region:    Global

FAO Expert Consultation on disaster damage and loss indicators 

Food and Agricultural Organisation FAO - Project Dates:
June 2016 - June 2016

Description of Project:
Over the last decades there has been an increase in the occurrence of natural hazard-induced disasters worldwide. Evidence shows that extreme events such as droughts, floods and storms have occurred with high frequency and magnitude. For agriculture, livestock, fisheries, aquaculture and forestry, the increase of weather and climate related extreme events is a great concern, given the high dependence of the sector on climate. Yet, the impact of disasters on the sector is not well defined. Both at global and national level, there is limited information available on damage and losses in crops, livestock, fisheries/aquaculture and forestry.

Services Provided:

Poseidon provided fisheries and aquaculture sector expertise to an Expert Consultation organised by FAO to:

  1. Illustrate, discuss and provide inputs toFAO work on the selection of key data and methodologies for identifying and analysing the impact of natural disasters; the methods to estimate damage and losses transversally in crops, livestock, fisheries/aquaculture and forestry, starting from baseline data; and the gaps, opportunities and potential for improving and harmonizing existing assessment methodologies.

  2. Foster exchanges and establish partnership with relevant stakeholders on existing approaches, methods and tools for assessing the impact of disasters on agriculture in the short, medium and long-term.

  3. Draw an action plan to develop the information system on the impact of disasters in agriculture, livestock, fisheries, aquaculture and forestry.