Topic outline

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.


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.

  • Qualitative and quantitative methods commonly used to assess and prioritize risks
  • The process and outcome of a risk assessment at local area and national levels
  • Risk assessment and management capacity profiles in the country
  • Key information required for carrying out a risk assessment

The course consists of 2 lessons:

  • Lesson 1 – Assessing the Farm and Household Level Risks
  • Lesson 2 – Assessing Local Area and National-Level Risks and Risk Mapping

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

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