Managing risk in agriculture : a holistic approach / [coordinator: Jesús Antón].

Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Paris : OECD, c2009.
Description
168 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.

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The sources of risk in agriculture are numerous and diverse, ranging from events related to climate and weather conditions to animal diseases; from changes in agriculture commodities prices to changes in fertilizer and other input prices; and from financial uncertainties to policy and regulatory risks. Agricultural risks are not independent, but rather are linked both to each other and as part of a system that includes all available instruments, strategies and policies designed to manage risk. A holistic approach is thus necessary. This book examines the current magnitude and characteristics of risk-related policies in agriculture and what is known about the quantitative size of agricultural risks. It looks at the on-farm, off-farm, and market instruments available to manage risk, and it explains how the holistic approach helps clarify the role of governments.--Publisher's description.
Notes
  • "Also available in French: Gestion des risques dans l'agriculture : une approche holistique"--T.p. verso.
  • Coordinator from foreword on p. 3.
  • Corrigenda to OECD publications may be found online at: www.oecd.org/publishing/corrigenda.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents
Risk management in agriculture : a holistic conceptual framework / Jesús Antón -- An overview of risk-related policy measures / Catherine Moreddu -- An assessment of risk exposure in agriculture based on a review of the literature / Keith H. Coble and Barry J. Barnett.
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ISBN
  • 9789264075306 (pbk. : print)
  • 9264075305 (pbk. : print)
  • 9789264075313 (PDF)
  • 9264075313 (PDF)
LCCN
2009515126
OCLC
441208846
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