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Reducing Disaster Risk through Vulnerability Assessment: An Agricultural Perspective

Koos van Zyl
Jàmbá: Journal of Disaster Risk Studies | Vol 1, No 1 | a4 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/jamba.v1i1.4 | © 2006 Koos van Zyl | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 25 April 2006 | Published: 25 April 2006

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Koos van Zyl, Started his career in 1949 in the then Department of Agriculture of South Africa as a clerk, and studied as a part-time student in Public Administration at the University of Pretoria. He finally retired from the Department in 1998 as Chairman of the Agricultural Credit Board. Since then he has been working as a consultant for a number of Government Departments on various topics ranging from food security,agricultural financial development,insurance, disaster risk management and drought management.

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A growing population, economic and environmental losses due to natural or human-made disasters, provides the need for a systematic approach to the management of risks. It is generally accepted that a multi-disciplinary understanding of disaster risk management is required.


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