Rapid Agricultural Disaster Assessment Routine (Radar) (Environment and Natural Resources Management) (Environment and Natural Resources Management Series)

Globally, the number of natural disasters, the number of people affected and the impact of disaster are increasing. FAO assists countries in reducing disaster-related risks by providing early warnings of food production emergencies and helping to restore food production systems in disaster-affected areas. The urgency of emergency situations, however, often prevents the collection of sufficient georeferenced information. This publication introduces RADAR, a rapid disaster impact assessment tool for agriculture. Successful implementation of RADAR could improve disaster preparedness, facilitate timely relief operations and integrate risk and hazard awareness into longer-term agricultural development planning.