Strengthening resilience and food security of rural communities

25 May 2017
13:00 - 13:55
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WFP World Farmers’ Organisation; World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO), Concern Worldwide UK
Girogia Pergolini (
Participation: Public
Accessible: Yes
Primary floor language: English
Interpretation: No
ISL Interpretation: No
Live Broadcast: No
Remote Participation: No

More than 80% of the world’s 795 million hungry
people live in countries prone to natural hazards.
Poor, rural communities are the most impacted
by disasters. They need effective strategies to
reduce risk, strengthen resilience and preventive
actions to manage impacts from disasters,
climate variability and change. Locally tailored
solutions to respond and ensure sustainable
recovery of the agricultural and food security
sectors from disasters must go hand in hand
with an integrated risk management approach
that has food-insecure populations at its core.
The session will highlight actions needed to
strengthen resilience and reduce vulnerability
of food-insecure rural communities.