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Report of the workshop on reducing food insecurity associated with natural disasters in Asia and the Pacific

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Type of Publication:
Event Reports
Focus Region:
Asia and the Pacific
Focus Topic:
Climate / Weather / Environment
Type of Risk:
Natural disasters
Type of Risk Managment Option:
Risk assessment
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

A report of the Workshop on Reducing Food Insecurity Associated with Natural Disasters in Asia and the Pacific, held in Bangkok, Thailand from 27 to 28 January 2005, attended by 37 participants comprising representatives from Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Nepal and Thailand as well as experts from various national and international specialized agencies in the region. The overall purpose of the workshop was to develop guidelines for reducing vulnerability to natural disasters for sustainable agriculture and food security. Emphasis was given to examining regional needs and translating global initiatives, such as those developed through the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction, into regional and local actions in the context of agricultural disasters. The workshop also considered concrete priorities and proposed implementation mechanisms including regional alliances – in the context of agricultural disasters – in building a resilient rural community to meet the Millennium Development Goal of halving the number of the world’s malnourished by 2015. The recommendations of the workshop are included in the report.