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Resilience is their middle name: How disaster-affected women of Kedar Valley turned over a new leaf in life

June 16, 2013 is a date etched deep in Sarita Devi’s memories. It was the day when rain came in droves. There were cloud bursts. The gushing waters of the flashfloods, induced by rain, wreaked unprecedented havoc in the Kedar valley reducing several villages to rubble and claiming more than 5,000 lives.

Among the worst affected was Sarita’s village, Bhanigram, in Rudraprayag district. And among the dead was her husband, the lone bread winner of the family.

Given a chance, Sarita would love to go back in time and rewrite the history of that date. But that is just a wishful thinking and Sarita is not one who…

 

Benefits of farm level disaster risk reduction practices in agriculture – Preliminary findings

Agriculture in developing countries suffered 23% of all damage and loss caused by disasters

FAO: improved agricultural practices to address disaster risk and mitigate its consequences can increase the economic benefits of farmers, fish farmers and fishermen.

June 12, 2017, Santiago, Chile – According to new FAO figures, agriculture in developing countries accounted for 23 percent of all damages and losses caused by medium and large-scale disasters between 2006 and 2016.

In the case of drought, agriculture received up to 80 percent of the damages over the same period, a clear example of the severe impact of natural disasters on agriculture and food security.

“But the agricultural sector is not only a victim, quite the contrary, it is part of the solution, and it can play a key role in disaster…

 

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