Topic outline

  • 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.

      • System Requirements

        The online version of this course runs on the latest versions of the major browsers, such as Chrome, Safari, Edge and Firefox.

        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

            • Different risks affecting farming activities and their characteristics and main causes
            • Implications of agricultural risks to farmers and other stakeholders in the agrifood system
            • A holistic approach to risk management in agriculture
            • Managing risks to improve livelihood and food security

            • Course structure

              The course consists of 2 lessons:

              • Lesson 1 – The Risk Environment in Agriculture
              • Lesson 2 – Concepts Relevant for Agricultural Risk Management

              • Partners

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