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Climate Smart Disaster Risk Reduction Interventions in Agriculture Sector-Flood Hazard.



January, 2024


  • Basnayake
  • S Punyawardena
  • BVR Jayasinghe
  • S Gupta
  • N Shrestha
  • Premalal


Climate Change is inevitable and the agriculture and water sectors are the most vulnerable. Recent studies have shown that due to climate change, the world is moving towards scenarios of either too much, or too little, water. Agriculture is an open system and provides livelihoods for 60% of the world’s population. More than 2.2 billion people depend on agriculture for their livelihoods in Asia. Thus, climate induced natural hazards, especially floods, are likely to affect the sector as well as the livelihoods of the dependent population considerably. This Practitioners Guide Book is for the use of local Government Employees engaged in mainstreaming Climate Smart Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) practices for development planning at local government level in the Asian Region. This Practitioners Guide Book focuses on three Asian countries, Thailand, Sri Lanka and Nepal. We sincerely hope that the Practitioner’s Guidebook on Climate Smart Disaster Risk Reduction Interventions in the Agriculture Sector, with special reference to flood hazards, will contribute to the various DRR initiatives in these three countries and in Asia as a whole.


Climate Smart Disaster Risk Reduction Interventions in Agriculture Sector – Flood hazard; 2019; Asian Disaster Preparedness Center.


Asian Disaster Preparedness Center;

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Asian Disaster Preparedness Center