Topic outline

  • General

    Assessing risk in agriculture

    Risk assessments are prepared to develop a holistic risk management strategy. Assessing risks involves knowing how likely it is that each possible risk would occur, and what is their expected impact in terms of farm production or income losses. This course will look at what is needed to assess and prioritize risks including assessment methods - qualitative and quantitative - used at micro, meso and macro levels.

    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 Assessing the Farm and Household Level Risks
          • Section 2 Assessing Local Area and National-Level Risks and Risk Mapping

          • Partners