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Technical Cooperation Programme: Strengthening Capacities for Disaster Prevention and Preparedness and Climate Risk Management in the Agricultural Sector
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Agriculture remains Nepal’s principal economic activity, employing 66 percent of the population. Natural disasters such as floods,landslides,snow avalanches, glacial lake outburst floods, hailstorms, thunderstorms, cold waves, hot waves, drought and epidemics threaten agricultural productivity, and cause poverty and food insecurity. Poor, marginalized and disadvantaged groups of people, women and children are hardest hit by such disasters. The Disasters Inventory System (1971-2005) shows an increasing trend of disasters and associated impacts. In the last thirty years in Nepal, over USD1 billion have been lost through climate related natural disasters, an average of nearly NPR2500 million per year.
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Publisher:
FAO ,   (2012 )
Type / Script:
Progress Report in English
Keywords:
DISASTER PREVENTION, DISASTER PREPAREDNESS, NATURAL DISASTERS, AVALANCHES, DROUGHT, FLOODS, LANDSLIDES, EPIDEMICS, AGRICULTURE, AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTIVITY, FOOD SECURITY, CAPACITY BUILDING, CROPS IMPROVEMENT, TECHNICAL COOPERATION, EARLY WARNING SYSTEMS, AGRONOMIC MANAGEMENT, RESOURCES CONSERVATION
Thematic Group:
 FAO : Food and Agriculture Organization
Thesaurus:
13.02.00  -  Disaster Prevention, Preparedness And Relief
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