International cooperation for disaster risk reduction in agri-food systems
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in collaboration with the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), is organizing an event to commemorate the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction (IDDRR), which is annually marked worldwide on 13 October.
At the event, key frontline stakeholders will highlight FAO’s and partner’s efforts in providing Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) related capacity development, including DRR-related statistical capacity to developing countries, which is a key element of international cooperation. A key focus is the support that FAO has provided to developing countries in applying and institutionalizing the FAO’s damage and loss assessment methodology to monitor the Sendai Framework’s Indicator C2: direct agricultural loss attributed to disasters. It will further help increase awareness of the impact of disasters and crises on agriculture and food security and identify ways forward to strengthen data collection and analysis, reporting and monitoring efforts including through international cooperation.