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FAO working with Guyana to develop Disaster Risk Management Plan – Nov 14th 2012

With drastically changing weather patterns, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), is working with Guyana to develop a Disaster Risk Management plan for the Agriculture sector.

Over the next three days, the FAO will be conducting a consultation and training session with stakeholders of the sector. The aim is to ensure that countries like Guyana, are prepared to manage and deal with the effects of natural disasters in order to avoid or reduce production loss.

FAO Representative, Dr. Lystra Fletcher-Paul said, disasters can be seen as a threat to food security and the plan would allow Guyana to identify its weak areas to such danger.

At the end of the consultation and training it is hoped that a workable disaster risk management plan can be implemented for the next five years.

This is the first consultation that is being held with representatives of the various agricultural sectors such as Forestry and Fisheries, along with small and large scale farmers.

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