The training participants were drawn from the Department of Vanuatu Meteorology, and Geo Hazard Department (VMGD), National Disaster Management Office (NDMO), Climate Change Department and Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD).
The workshop was based on the documents published by the PARTneR (Pacific Risk Tools for Resilience) and NDMO through SPC & NIWA Disaster Management Training Programme. The trainer’s workshop allowed the trainers to deliver the Risk tool and analysis.
The Risk scape tool is a very important tool that will help the Department of Agriculture better plan and decide which crops to grow for food security that are resilient to drought.
Drought and extreme rainfall events can adversely impact agriculture production in Vanuatu. Crop loss from drought and extreme rainfall can then cause significant socio-economic impacts on Vanuatu and directly impacting food security and income generated from farming.
The Risk Scape tool modelling software, can assist to estimate the cost of damage on crops, economical value, crop yield and nutritional value of each cash crop.
This relevant information will benefit the technical officers and Field staff to make better decisions to address the needs of farmers.
Photo supplied Caption: Participants who attended the TOT on Disaster Risk Management.