Over the past years, many institutions have placed considerable importance on Agricultural Risk Management (ARM). Despite the experience and know-how could have been leveraged to develop more comprehensive strategies to cope with the risks, bottlenecks in terms of insufficient knowledge transfer between countries, lack of a structured lessons learned management system, and low take-up of innovation still persist in the area of agricultural risk management.
In this context, the Platform for Agricultural Risk Management (PARM) – in collaboration with its partners – has raised the need to foster the exchange of knowledge and bring together the experience available on ARM in developing countries, with the objective to build and develop an organized collection of good practices and lessons learned as guidance for policy makers and rural development practitioners to strategically implement and mainstream an holistic ARM approach at global, regional and country level.
Building on selected case studies and lessons learned on ARM-related practices, technologies or institutional arrangements, the workshops aims at facilitating knowledge-sharing and learning to draft guidelines on how to build on existing ARM experience, how to measure their adoption and impact, and how to better design “ARM-proofed” projects.
For this purpose, the workshop brings together policy makers, rural development practitioners (development and knowledge partners), farmers organizations and private sector to share strengths and weaknesses of their ARM experiences. Although a full impact assessment of different ARM initiatives is beyond the scope of this workshop, examples of detailed assessment will be conveyed.
ECDPM’s Francesco Rampa will be a member of the high-level panel for the workshop session on “Mainstreaming ARM holistic approach into policy for better design and investment”.