Agricultural resilience and disaster risk management training

Type:
Training Course
Organizer:
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Date:
21-24 Oct 2013
Location:
Uganda (Kampala)

This event will bring together Title II implementers and other stakeholders to learn and share practical solutions to enhance agricultural resilience and disaster risk management.

The four-day training will focus on four key areas affecting agricultural programs in the region while incorporating gender examples throughout:

1. Drought Cycle Management

The Drought Cycle Management model is a guide to development agencies supporting communities in planning and responding to droughts. The model places the drought cycle – alert, alarm, emergency and recovery – as a central reference point for the planning and implementation of programs.

2. Behavior Change Approaches

Adoption of technologies and behaviors by farmers and herders go far beyond associated direct benefits; they can be cultural, social or economic. Understanding reasons and barriers to adoption is critical for ensuring effective uptake of technologies, methods and services.

3. Post-harvest Losses

Crop losses at household level can reach up to 50% as a direct result of poor post-harvest practices. Reducing post-harvest losses and reducing nutrition loss through improved handling and storage (including reduction of mycotoxins) not only directly impacts income, but also affects nutrition.

4. Finance and Insurance

Access to finance and insurance can directly impact household resilience. Opportunities for farmers and herders to engage with savings and credit cooperatives and microfinance institutions (MFIs), access embedded finance (such as sales on credit and contract farming), and secure crop and livestock insurance is key to increasing agricultural impact and improving food security.


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Event fee

The training event is by invitation only.

How to register

For further information, please contact the event organizer.


Keywords

Themes:
Disaster Risk Management, Food Security & Agriculture
Countries:
Uganda
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