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    Natural disasters, such as droughts, extreme temperature fluctuations, floods, and stormy winds, have gradually intensified in the past years. It is expected, due to climate change, that these disasters will become more frequent and pronounced. According to the Second Biennial Updated Report and the Third National Communication of the Republic of Serbia submitted to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 2019, the Republic of Serbia is among the most endangered European countries in terms of natural disasters and climate change. Agriculture is one of the sectors most dependent on climate so is very sensitive to variation in environmental conditions and climate change. Agriculture activities and the people depending on this sector can be significantly affected by climate change. Thus, the Republic of Serbia’s economy is affected since the agriculture sector greatly contributes to gross domestic product (GDP) and provides employment to many rural people. The Serbian Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management (MAFWM) wants to increase the readiness of oilseed rape producers and other agricultural producers to mitigate the impacts of natural disasters and climate change
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    Good cropping practices and technologies to reduce the impact of natural hazards on maize production in Serbia 2021
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    The Serbian Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management (MARW) is keen to increase the preparedness of maize producers to counteract the effects of natural hazards. Therefore, MARW has requested FAO to facilitate the writing of a technical guideline on good practices and technologies to reduce the impact of natural hazards. A workshop brought Serbian experts together to discuss the current knowledge on the impact of natural hazards on maize production in Serbia, and identify good practices and innovative technologies that could help to reduce the impacts of natural hazards. With climate change, it is expected that natural hazards, such as floods, droughts, storms, will increase in frequency and severity. Agriculture is one of the most climate sensitive sectors. Natural hazards may cause yield reductions or even total crop failure. In this brochure are described good agricultural practices and technologies to reduce the impact of natural hazards in maize production in Serbia, related to crop rotation, soil tillage, vertical tillage, mulching, growing cover crops, variety selection, sowing, inter-cropping, fertilization, weed and pest control, irrigation/drainage and harvesting. The brochure is intended for maize producers, ministries and entities of the Republic of Serbia, civil society, researchers/academics, agricultural extention services, and agricultural organizations. The brochure has been developed as one of the outputs of the FAO project ‘Enhancement of Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) capacities and mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) practices into the Agricultural Sector in the Western Balkans’ (TCP/RER/3504).
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    Comprehensive Analysis of the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management System for Agriculture in Serbia 2018
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    This report aims to highlight the current strengths of the institutional DRR system for agriculture in Serbia as well as indicate existing gaps and capacity needs to further enhance it. A comprehensive assessment is conducted, which includes a general overview of the country’s agricultural sector and outlines the most frequent natural hazards that are impacting the sector. It is followed by an analysis of the existing legal, policy and institutional structure and discusses various components of the system, including e.g. the functioning of early warning systems, assessments of disaster risks, post-disaster needs assessments, including damages and losses assessments and the availability of agricultural insurance for farmers. It concludes by providing recommendations for capacity building interventions to strengthen the current system to reduce the adverse impacts of natural hazards, in particular, floods, landslides and droughts, and climate change on agriculture in Serbia. This report is prepared for the FAO project ‘Enhancement of Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRR/M) capacities and mainstreaming of Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) practices into the Agricultural Sector in the Western Balkans (TCP/RER/3504).

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