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Striking a Balance : Managing El Niño and La Niña in Lao PDR’s Agriculture

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/2199
collection.name.91
Other Agriculture Study
dc.contributor.author
Sutton, William R.
dc.contributor.author
Srivastava, Jitendra P.
dc.contributor.author
Rosegrant, Mark
dc.contributor.author
Koo, Jawoo
dc.contributor.author
Robertson, Ricky
dc.date.accessioned
2019-04-11T18:29:53Z
dc.date.available
2019-04-11T18:29:53Z
dc.date.issued
2019-04
dc.date.lastModified
2021-10-25T12:29:50Z
dc.description.abstract
This report’s purpose is to help Lao policy makers and stakeholders prepare for future El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) events. It does this by providing information on ENSO’s poverty, economic, and agricultural impacts in Lao PDR and outlining ways forward. The report finds that ENSO’s impacts vary from region to region and harm Lao PDR’s people, economy, and agricultural sector. The country has sought to prepare for climate risks through climate change adaptation and disaster risk management but could do more to prepare specifically for ENSO events. Preparing for ENSO is important because of Lao PDR’s exposure to ENSO-related climate shocks, the importance of agriculture in the national economy, the rural population’s climate and economic vulnerability, and the lack of research on ENSO in Lao PDR.This report is timely given the lack of research on ENSO in Lao PDR and the high likelihood the country will face another El Niño in the near term. It is difficult to disentangle ENSO’s impacts from those of other climate shocks, natural disasters,and economic cycles. This makes it more difficult to design policies and response mechanisms that help mitigate ENSO-related welfare losses and economic damages.This report evaluates El Niño and La Niña’s impacts on Lao PDR’s agricultural sector particularly crops, livestock, and fisheries—and how these have implications for the economy and society. It then looks at the actions undertaken by the Lao government to mitigate the losses associated with climate risks. This includes actions to prepare and respond to climate change and natural disasters. Next, the report simulates how well certain policy options mitigate ENSO-related GDP and welfare losses. It concludes by recommending actions to enhance Lao PDR’s preparedness for future ENSO events.
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dc.identifier
http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/448941554201199810/Striking-a-Balance-Managing-El-Niño-and-La-Niña-in-Lao-PDR-s-Agriculture
dc.identifier.uri
http://hdl.handle.net/10986/31520
dc.language
English
dc.publisher
World Bank, Washington, DC
dc.rights
CC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holder
World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
dc.subject
EL NINO
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LA NINA
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AGRICULTURE
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CLIMATE IMPACT
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EXTREME WEATHER
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NATURAL DISASTER
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DISASTER RISK MANAGEMENT
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CLIMATE CHANGE
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DISASTER PREPAREDNESS
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FLOOD
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DROUGHT
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FOOD SECURITY
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RAINFALL
dc.title
Striking a Balance
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dc.title.subtitle
Managing El Niño and La Niña in Lao PDR’s Agriculture
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dc.type
Report
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okr.crossref.title
Striking a Balance
okr.date.disclosure
2019-04-02
okr.doctype
Economic & Sector Work :: Other Agriculture Study
okr.doctype
Economic & Sector Work
okr.docurl
http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/448941554201199810/Striking-a-Balance-Managing-El-Niño-and-La-Niña-in-Lao-PDR-s-Agriculture
okr.googlescholar.linkpresent
yes
okr.identifier.doi
10.1596/31520
okr.identifier.externaldocumentum
090224b086b106ce_1_0
okr.identifier.internaldocumentum
30943538
okr.identifier.report
135750
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true
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okr.language.supported
en
okr.pdfurl
http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/448941554201199810/pdf/Striking-a-Balance-Managing-El-Niño-and-La-Niña-in-Lao-PDR-s-Agriculture.pdf
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okr.region.administrative
East Asia and Pacific
okr.region.country
Lao People's Democratic Republic
okr.sector
Agriculture, Fishing and Forestry
okr.theme
Economic management :: Climate change
okr.topic
Agriculture :: Climate Change and Agriculture
okr.topic
Agriculture :: Commodity Risk Management
okr.topic
Agriculture :: Food Security
okr.topic
Environment :: Natural Disasters
okr.topic
Science and Technology Development :: Climate and Meteorology
okr.unit
AGRICULTURE GP EAP (GFA02)

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