Introduction (Natural Disasters, Foreign Trade and Agriculture in Mexico)

Saldaña-Zorrilla SO (2015). Introduction (Natural Disasters, Foreign Trade and Agriculture in Mexico). In: Natural Disasters, Foreign Trade and Agriculture in Mexico. SpringerBriefs in Environmental Science . pp. 1-4 Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. ISBN 9 DOI:10.1007/978-3-319-17359-7_1.

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Abstract

Along with economic and institutional stressors, the occurrence of natural disasters is increasingly determining income and asset accumulation of vulnerable population in Mexico. This book identifies and estimates the effect of natural hazards, along with some economic variables, on poverty, as well as assesses the impact of current public and private strategies aimed at reducing economic vulnerability. Most of the workforce living in poverty in rural areas relies on agricultural livelihoods and they are increasingly affected by weather-related disasters. The insufficient physical and financial instruments to hedge the agricultural sector both from weather- and market-related risks contributes to the weakening response of farmers, the negative consequences of which expand to other regions.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Programs: Risk & Resilience (RISK)
Depositing User: Romeo Molina
Date Deposited: 12 May 2016 12:37
Last Modified: 12 May 2016 14:40
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/13184

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