Topic outline

  • General

    Understanding the risk environment in agriculture

    Agriculture is a risky sector. Extreme weather conditions, pests and diseases and market uncertainties are just few examples of events that can negatively affect farming activities, posing a major threat to households livelihood and food security. This course will present an overview of concepts linked to agricultural risk management, describing which risks farmers face, within a holistic approach that covers the entire agrifood system.

    Duration:  1 hour, depending on learning needs Publication Date:  January 2019

    • System Requirements

      The online version of this course runs on the latest versions of Chrome and Safari. In order to access this course on Internet Explorer or Firefox, you must install and enable Adobe Flash player.

      The downloadable version only runs on Windows PC’s and no additional software is needed.

      • Audience

        The target audience for this course includes:

        • Farmers, farm management advisors, farmer organizations and communities;
        • Policymakers and planners, and other government officials; and
        • Service and input providers and other intermediaries dealing with agricultural risk management services.

        • You will learn about

          The course consists of 2 sections:

          • Section 1 Risk Environment in Agriculture
          • Section 2 Concepts Relevant for Agricultural Risk Management

          • Partners