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.

      • 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

            • 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

            • Course structure

              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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