NIDM releases compendium on food and nutrition security in climate fragilities and disasters

Pune: A National Disaster Management Institute (NIDM) recently released a compendium on “Ensuring Food and Nutrition Security in Climate Fragilities and Disasters: The 31 Inspiring Practices”– the outcome of NIDM’s collaboration with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to foster support for good practices in food security and nutrition.
“Climate change has significantly altered the disaster risk landscape in Asia. Disasters are more frequent and severe now and calls for urgent need to resort to more innovative approaches in disaster management lest it overwhelm the collective capacities of humanitarian agencies to respond to urgent humanitarian needs. NIDM and WFP joined hands together to mainstream the agenda of food and nutrition security in India’s emergency preparedness and response,” the compendium said.
It said that ompacts of climate change and disasters on food security and nutrition are significant. “Disaster disrupts all critical dimensions of food security and nutrition, including physical and economic access, availability, and utilisation. Climate fragilities can lead to even more catastrophic and long-term impacts. Knowledge sharing and co-learning platforms have great potential to fast-track policy and practice reforms,” it said.
With sectoral focus on food security and nutrition, the MEGP initiative reached a range of Asian stakeholders including grass root practitioners, NGOs, private sectors and government departments to identify proven solutions from across the spectrum of humanitarian, DRR and climate change adaptation.