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Agricultural Risk Management and Insurance Workshop
Risk insurance has been proposed to provide as a means of buffering the financial shocks and to inculcate the habit of risk awareness among the farming communities. As a result, there have been several agricultural insurance programs put in place. However, the progress in the spread of insurance has been sluggish owing to several reasons which...
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Groundwater irrigation for climate-proof agriculture in Lao PDR: How the country could benefit from international experiences?

2nd WORLD IRRIGATION FORUM
Author:
Hiromasa
Hamada
Anousith
Keophoxay
Paul
Pavelic
Corentin
Clement
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Peer-reviewed Article
In International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management
This paper aims to assess climate change-related non-economic loss and damage (NELD) through case studies of Bangladesh and Japan, evaluate how NELD are addressed in these countries and provide the ways forward for further improvement. Design/methodology/approach This paper reviewed the literature to examine NELD and looked into currently available...
Commissioned Report
Author:
Paul
Pavelic
et al.
Owing to a high prevalence of rural poverty in Lao PDR, improving the livelihoods of smallholder farmers by increasing their productivity is a high priority for the Government. Smallholder farming relies primarily on rainfall, which is prone to shortfalls and occasional droughts during the crop planting season. Reliable irrigation supplies would...
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2016 ACTS Workshop on Risk Management Innovations for Weather-Related Natural Disasters
Lack of economic opportunity has been identified as one of the important bottlenecks for achieving development and empowerment as a result of which several financial inclusion projects and programs have been introduced globally in the past several decades. These financial inclusion instruments range between providing cash at hand to invest in...
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8th RACC: Building Consensus for Action on Climate Threats: Preventing new risk, Reducing existing risk and Strengthening resilience
This presentation talks about the emerging concerns about the climate-fragility risks in Asia. The presentation provides a snapshot of the current affairs in terms of prioritized climate-fragility risks and introduces the results of a structured questionnaire survey conducted on this subject in collaboration with adelphi, Germany. Further, the...
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UKM-SEADPRI Forum 2016
The presentation provides an understanding of the idiosyncratic and covariate risks associated with agriculture, provides an overview of the risk management approaches to address the risks in agriculture production and evaluates the risk insurance as an effective risk management approach for the most vulnerable in agriculture. Asia pacific region...
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Water Resources Dialogue: ChinAfrica Water Forum Series No. 4: Sustainable Utilization of Water Resources in Developing Countries
Asia is undergoing a massive developmental transformation. Its identity as a growth center of the world has been instrumental in lifting millions of people out of poverty, while many others are aspiring to a high-income status. However, this rapid development has come at the cost of groundwater depletion and degradation in different parts of Asia....
Issue Brief
The focus of disaster risk reduction has changed from response-based approaches to pre-disaster preparedness, mitigation and risk reduction approaches over the course of the last 25 years. However, the progress of this transition in focus has been slowed by a narrow perspective on risk reduction, which is yet to be fully mainstreamed into climate...
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Towards Sustainable Groundwater in Agriculture: 2nd International Conference Linking Science and Policy
Author:
Paul
Pavelic
Corentin
Clement
Jordan
Vinckevleugel
Khammal
Vongsathiane
Seinab
Bohsung
In a poorly developed, water-rich country such as Lao PDR, most attention has historically been given to surface water development issues with limited consideration to groundwater. However, even with such relative abundance, spatial or temporal shortfalls and occasional droughts are faced, and groundwater is being increasingly relied upon to...