Ag bears brunt of disaster damage

Ag bears brunt of disaster damage

FAO study finds 22% of all disaster-related damages in ag sector.

NEARLY a quarter of damages wrought by natural disasters on the developing world are borne by the agricultural sector, according to initial results from a new U.N. Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) study released March 17 at the U.N. World Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction.

FAO's analysis of 78 post-disaster needs assessments in 48 developing countries spanning the 2003-1

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