Description of the Platform

The FAO Drought portal is a global knowledge-sharing platform to support countries and stakeholders in enhancing the resilience of agriculture and improving food security. The Drought portal builds on the Integrated Drought Management (IDM) approach, to foster the transition from crisis-led and reactive responses to risk-based and proactive measures.

The Drought portal provides resources towards the following objectives:

  • improve livelihoods’ resilience by presenting field-tested solutions and lessons learnt, ready-to-use tools and methodologies, and global knowledge resources on the three pillars of IDM;
  • respond to emergencies by showcasing crisis-driven responses and post-disaster toolkits;
  • support resource mobilization and allocation by hosting the Drought Tracker tool; and
  • facilitate the learning by including innovative materials related to all aspects of drought management.