Disaster Risk Management in Agriculture

Book description

The challenges related to disaster risk management (DRM) in the agricultural sector are now widely linked to sustainable environment. The fact remains that almost every day a disaster strikes in some part of the world. The regular occurrence of natural and man-made disasters has forced the worldwide communities to look for novel solutions to prevent and mitigate such disasters.

This volume brings together probing studies to disseminate the work of outstanding scholars and practitioners, especially in South Asian countries. Thus, it highlights the need to amalgamate and coordinate the resources and agencies involved in DRM in agriculture to ensure the quality of life to the victims after disasters. The authors incorporate specific themes correlated with DRM in South Asia. They intend to assess: (i) the consequences of distinct disaster risks in agriculture, (ii) the ways in which diverse disaster risk problems are handled in distinct settings, and (iii) the different methodologies embraced by different sectors to prepare for disaster risk.

Table of contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Abstract
  5. Contents
  6. List of Figures
  7. List of Tables
  8. List of Reviewers
  9. Acknowledgments
  10. Chapter 1 Disaster Risk Management in Agriculture: Case Studies in South Asia—An Introduction Huong Ha, Sanjeev Kumar Mahajan, and R. Lalitha S. Fernando
  11. Chapter 2 Pragmatic Study of the Impact of Disasters on Humans and Agriculture Using Data Analytics Namrata Agrawal and Disha Gupta
  12. Chapter 3 Nuclear Disaster and Sustainability of Indian Agriculture Rajesh Kumar
  13. Chapter 4 Building Resilience to Natural Disasters: Toward Sustainable Agricultural Practices in Sri Lanka R. Lalitha S. Fernando, M.S. Dimuthu Kumari, and W.M.D.M. Dissanayaka
  14. Chapter 5 Natural Disasters and Agriculture in Bangladesh: Planning and Management Nasim Banu
  15. Chapter 6 A Call for Action to Mitigate the Cost of Natural Disaster in the Agricultural Sector: A Case Study in India Sanjeev Kumar Mahajan and Anupama Puri Mahajan
  16. Chapter 7 Food Security through Public (Food) Distribution System in a Postdisaster Situation: A Comparative Study of Bangladesh and West Bengal (India) Rabindranath Bhattacharyya and Jebunnessa
  17. Chapter 8 Urban Flooding and Threats to Sustainable Development: A Study of Srinagar and Chennai Floods Himanshu Shekhar Mishra
  18. Chapter 9 Disaster Risk Management in the Agricultural Sector in South Asia: Lessons Learned and Policy Implications R. Lalitha S. Fernando, Huong Ha, and Sanjeev Kumar Mahajan
  19. List of Contributors
  20. About the Authors
  21. Index

Product information

  • Title: Disaster Risk Management in Agriculture
  • Author(s): Dr. Huong Ha, Dr. R. S. Fernando, Sanjeev Kumar Mahajan
  • Release date: March 2019
  • Publisher(s): Business Expert Press
  • ISBN: 9781949443165