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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...

Working Paper

This paper tries to capture the main characteristics of financial components of Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs), in order to deepen understanding of developing countries’ financial needs. Such analysis will help developed countries and other countries consider provisions of financial support to developing countries. For this...

CAPSA-UNESCAP Policy Analysis Workshop: Transition towards sustainable agriculture in the context of the 2030 agenda for sustainable development-Strategic implementation, follow up and review

The presentation is based on the policy brief written for CAPSA (Promoting sustainable agriculture production and products in the Asia and Pacific region) for providing an overview of the sustainable agriculture policies in Asia. The presentation introduces the broad classification of sustainable agricultural policies in Asia and provides a...


Groundwater irrigation for climate-proof agriculture in Lao PDR: How the country could benefit from international experiences?



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.

This paper reviewed the literature to examine NELD and looked into currently available...

Commissioned Report
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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...

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...

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...

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...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Journal of Applied Remote Sensing
HAQUE Md. Enamul

Multiresolution segmentation and rule-based classification techniques are used to classify objects from very high-resolution satellite images of urban areas. The major contribution of this research is the
development of rule sets and the identification of major features for satellite image classification
where the rule sets are transferable and the...