The farm sector is affected by a large and changing set of risk sources including more volatile producer
prices, unusual weather patterns, upstream and downstream market power along the value chain,
increasing dependence on financial institutions, and political risks. This induces the need for (new) risk
management tools. Also the Common Agricultural Policy 2020 is considering risk management as an
important component of agricultural policy.
Participants will learn theories concerning risk analysis and risk coping strategies and will develop
proficiency with software to facilitate the initiation of their own research in topics related to risk in
agriculture. The course deals with both conceptual and methodological issues.
Wageningen , Netherlands