News Date: June 15 2016
Natural hazards such as drought, hurricanes, earthquakes and floods have had devastating impacts on the socioeconomic and environmental landscape of the Caribbean within the last decade. The agriculture sector has not been spared this dislocation and devastation. This, in conjunction with the negative impacts of climate change and the increased vulnerability to natural disasters, have propelled the Region to put measures in place to respond more effectively to these challenges with bold, decisive, yet well-ordered strategic planning.
It is within this context that the Region is seeking to develop a CARICOM standardised instrument for assessing the extent to which disaster risk management (DRM) and climate change considerations are integrated into planning in the Region’s agriculture sector.