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Visionary leadership needed for disaster resilience

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Droughts can now be detected much earlier than before, and action can be taken by adapting agricultural practices to conserve water.

WORLD leaders and decision-makers from more than 100 countries will gather later this month in Sendai, Japan, to finalise a new global framework for disaster risk reduction which will replace the 2005 Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA). The stakes could not be higher, especially for the countries