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World development indicators, World Bank, 2004
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Economies at risk - disasters, poverty and agricultural dependence
Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Natural disasters and conflict disrupts the livelihoods and financial stability of countries, and the people. A high dependence on agriculture signifies a high sensitivity to changes in the environment, such as drought and floods. This map highlights countries with high shares of agrilculture, and also countries with high incidence of poverty, another factor in assessing the vulernability of rural population.