Natural hazards Disasters and Agricultural Impact:

Key Messages: ? Natural hazards are a natural part of life on earth! ? Most natural hazards are known and some even give advance warning! ? Living and/or working in hazard-prone areas increases the risk of disastrous impacts! ? Changing climate increases the frequency and severity of natural hazards and their impacts! ? Agricultural activity is vulnerable to natural hazards which often lead to disastrous impacts! ? Disasters are costly and put development at risk! ? The Caribbean needs to take more seriously the issue of hazard and risk management! ? Disastrous impacts can be reduced through better understanding of natural hazards, their different triggers and vulnerability factors.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Authors: Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation, Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture
Format: Brief biblioteca
Published: Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation 2010
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