Severe flooding and drought caused by extreme weather patterns lead to about 10,000 deaths and US$40 billion in damage a year, with the number and extremity of the events is slated to increase in the future. The agricultural sector is particularly vulnerable.
The Asia Pacific is prone to climatic disasters, with floods and droughts causing loss of life, property and food. Being prepared to meet these disasters would improve people's resilience and livelihoods.
June 20th is World Refugee Day. In Northern Uganda, South Sudanese refugees are living in settlements with insecure water supplies. How can effective water management help improve the uncertain lives and futures of refugee and host communities?
Despite wide spread land degradation that leads to decreased profits and uncertain livelihoods, a new study from IFPRI found that farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa are not adopting the mos profitable soil fertility management practices.