Disaster risk reduction and agriculture sector interrelated planning processes. Lessons learnt

Given the agricultural sector's economic and environmental significance, it is of paramount importance to continue enhancing capacities for disaster risk reduction (DRR) in the agriculture sector, across local, sub-national, national and regional levels, and with the active participation of smallholder farmers. Complementary planning processes on DRR, climate change adaptation (CCA) and agriculture should be and are currently being promoted in many high-risk countries through one or more of the following:

  • National DRR plans including the agriculture sector perspective,
  • Mainstreaming of DRR into agriculture sector development plans, and
  • Specific DRR plans for the agriculture sector (DRR-Ag plans).

​The present paper reviews and analyses these different types of complementary planning modalities and their ways of promoting DRR in the agriculture sector. Taking into account linkages with the climate change planning processes would require additional time and resources and is envisaged as a follow-up study. Based on a careful review of selected regional, national and sub-national DRR and agriculture sector planning processes, criteria for the successful formulation and implementation of these related plans are identified and discussed.

This paper is a contribution to the 2019 edition of the Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR 2019).

To cite this paper: 

Koloffon, R. and von Loeben, S. Disaster Risk Reduction and agriculture sector interrelated planning processes. Lessons learnt. Contributing Paper to GAR 2019

VI Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas, Cartagena, Colombia 20-22 June 2018 VI Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas, Cartagena, Colombia 20-22 June 2018.
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