The Impact Of Floods On Food Security
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Dr. Tommaso Pacetti is a researcher affiliated with the University of Florence and UT Braunschweig. His research interest is related to water resources management and its possible integration with ecosystems, energy and land management in resource scarcity scenarios. Hydrology and environmental system analysis are his main research fields.

                       

The Impact Of Floods On Food Security

The understanding of water-food complex interrelations represents an important step to enhance the agriculture resilience. Usually, we tend to frame water issues in agriculture from the water scarcity perspective but, according to FAO, between 2003 and 2013, floods have been the most impacting natural disaster on crop production.  The effects of floods can be extremely relevant especially in developing countries where extreme hydrological events can strongly jeopardize their primary access to food, i.e. agriculture. To quantify the effects of a...

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