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Thursday, 4 April 2019 14:30–15:40, Sheikh Zayed Ce Senior speakers

Roberto Ridolfi Assistant Director General, Program Sup Food and Agriculture Organization of th

A series of e-learning courses on

Agricultural risk management for development

Paul Winters Associate Vice-President, Strategy and

Thouraya Triki Director Sustainable Production, Market

Marcela Villarreal Director of the Partnerships Division, Fo of the United Nations (FAO)

The event will be webcast

Interpretation will be provided in Englis Light refreshments will be served.

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Why these courses? Understanding risk and its management plays a central role in boosting agricultural sector, food security, and broader economy of developing countries. Households, farmers, value-adding businesses, service providers, and policy makers all need to be aware of and be able to participate in assessing agricultural risks, and in developing and implementing related management

strategies in a coherent manner. These courses have the objective to bridge the knowledge gap in production, marketing, financial, institutional and policy related risks at the farm level, as well as across the agricultural value chain, with a holistic approach in developing country context.

Who are these courses for? The target audience of these courses is constituted by: farmers and farmers’ organizations, development practitioners dealing with agricultural risk management programmes/projects, operators in the agri-food value chains and service providers, and policy makers and government officials, operating in the agricultural sector and beyond, concerned about impact of agricultural risks.

Key partners These e-learning courses are part of a comprehensive curriculum entitled: “Agricultural risk assessment and management for food security in developing countries� that was designed collaboratively, involving a number of partner institutions, international agencies and experts throughout the world. The learning needs assessment workshop that enabled the design of the detailed curriculum, was organized by FAO, Platform

for Agricultural Risk Management (PARM) hosted by IFAD, and NEPAD, and was held in IFAD HQ in Rome in July 2015. In addition, the comprehensive curriculum was used by PARM, in partnership with NEPAD, to generate training packages for face-to-face interventions and integration in local University and extension services programmes, as part of its broader capacity development strategy.


How to access the courses? The courses are available through the FAO e-learning Center, which offers a number of multilingual e-learning courses and educational resources, free of charge, as a global public good. The FAO elearning Center is the result of a collaborative effort involving the various FAO technical divisions and a

number of partners throughout the world. The courses offered cover a number of thematic areas such as: Climate Smart Agriculture, Sustainable Food Systems and Nutrition, food safety, social protection, child labor, gender equity and women empowerment, Responsible Governance to secure tenure rights and equitable access to land, fisheries and forests and now agricultural risk management. To access the courses, you can register for free on https://elearning.fao.org/ and select the category “Agricultural risk management and resilience�.

elearning.fao.org Agricultural risk management and resilience Agricultural risk management for development Course 1 Understanding the risk environment in agriculture Course 2 Assessing risk in agriculture Course 3 Agricultural risk management tools Course 4 Agricultural risk management strategy, policy and mainstreaming


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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 household’s 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 agri-food system.

1 hour of learning, depending on learning needs Available in English

You will learn about Different risks affecting farming activities, their characteristics and main causes Implications of agricultural risks to farmers and other stakeholders in the agri-food system A holistic approach to risk management in agriculture Managing risks contributing to improved livelihood and food security


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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.

1 hour of learning, depending on learning needs Available in English

You will learn about Qualitative and quantitative methods commonly used to rank and prioritize risks 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 process


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Agricultural risk management tools Risks in agriculture arise from a variety of sources. There are several risk management options that can be used to either mitigate, transfer or cope with risks in agriculture. Choosing the most appropriate tool depends on various factors such as type of risk, tools availability, and level of responsibility. This course focuses on what can be done at the farm, local area/community, and national levels to manage risks in agriculture.

2 hours of learning, depending on learning needs Available in English

You will learn about Providing the outline of main on-farm and off-farm Agriculture Risk Management (ARM) tools Describing the major production, finance, market, and government-support related ARM tools Identifying the suitability of these tools alone or in combination for a given situation Appreciating the advantages and disadvantages of the ARM tools


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Agricultural risk management strategy, policy and mainstreaming Responding to risk requires developing strategies which combine different risk management tools as well as policies and programs to address constraints and broader issues that create the context in which risks occur. This course will present the role that major stakeholders in the agri-food system can play to design Agriculture Risk Management (ARM) strategies and make them effective and sustainable.

2 hours of learning, depending on learning needs Available in English

You will learn about Describing an ARM strategy at farm, local and national level Comparing and selecting risk management tools to create ARM plans/strategies Explaining the roles and responsibilities of all the major stakeholders in formulating and implementing ARM strategies Understanding how information system, capacity development and mainstreaming can make ARM strategies effective and sustainable


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Agricultural risk management in developing countries: a learning course for practitioners

These materials are designed for short training aiming at raising awareness and providing basic knowledge on ARM. It mostly targets agricultural service providers and researchers (as trainers), and farmers and government officers (as trainees).

The four modules provide a training material targeting extension service workers on the advanced theoretical framework of agricultural risk management. It is thought to be used in short or long advanced training aiming at developing expertise on ARM.

CHAPTER 01

Understanding risk in agriculture

HANDBOOK

Platform for Agricultural Risk Management Managing risks to improve farmers’ livelihoods

CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT

MODULE 1

Platform for Agricultural Risk Management Managing risks to improve farmers’ livelihoods

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CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT

MANAGING RISKS AT FARM LEVEL

Understanding the risk environment in agriculture

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Concepts and terminology in risk

LESSON I

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CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT

MANAGING RISKS AT FARM LEVEL

Handbook

Assessing risk in agriculture

MODULE 2

Assessing the farm and household level risks

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CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT

AGRICULTURE RISK MANAGEMENT IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES: A LEARNING COURSE FOR PRACTITIONERS

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AGRICULTURE RISK MANAGEMENT IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES: A LEARNING COURSE FOR PRACTITIONERS

Module 1

Understanding the risk environment in agriculture

Manual

CD 2 LESSON I

Module 2

Assessing risk in agriculture

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Contacts

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Contacts PARM Secretariat

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Contacts

parm@ifad.org www.p4arm.org @parminfo

Platform for Agricultural Risk Management | Managing risks to improve farmers’ livelihoods PARM Secretariat

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) 1 di Dono 44 - 00142 Rome (Italy) Via Paolo

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Platform for Agricultural Risk Management | Managing risks to improve farmers’ livelihoods

MODULE 4

Platform for Agricultural Risk Management Managing risks to improve farmers’ livelihoods CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT

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Planning, implementing and evaluating arm strategies

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Identifying tools for a farm-level risk management strategy

LESSON I

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CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT

MANAGING RISKS AT FARM LEVEL

Module 4

Planning, implementing and evaluating ARM strategies

Guidelines

Contacts

parm@ifad.org www.p4arm.org

PARM Secretariat

@parminfo

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Via Paolo di Dono 44 - 00142 Rome (Italy)

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AGRICULTURE RISK MANAGEMENT IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES: A LEARNING COURSE FOR PRACTITIONERS

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Platform for Agricultural Risk Management | Managing risks to improve farmers’ livelihoods

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About PARM The Platform for Agricultural Risk Management (PARM) is a G7-G20 initiative, created in 2013 with the mandate to facilitate the integration of a holistic agricultural risk management (ARM) approach into policy planning, institutional capacities and investment of the agricultural sector to move away from a culture of coping with disasters towards a smarter management of risks and resilient agricultural systems.

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As part of its mandate, PARM aims at strengthening capacities of key stakeholders on ARM at regional/ national level, developing networks of local experts and partnerships with international and local research centres, universities and extension service directorates. The Platform, hosted by IFAD, represents a unique and strategic global multi-stakeholder partnership between EC, AFD, Italian Cooperation, IFAD and KfW and BMZ, in strategic partnership with NEPAD.

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A series of e-learning courses on Agricultural risk management for development  

Bridging the knowledge gap on the holistic risk management approach in developing countries

A series of e-learning courses on Agricultural risk management for development  

Bridging the knowledge gap on the holistic risk management approach in developing countries

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