Managing risks to improve farmers' livelihoods

Coming Up Events

20.06.17

The 11th Steering Committee will be hosted by the Italian Ministry on the 20th June 2016 and will bring  together representatives of EC, AFD, IFAD, Italian Government, German Cooperation (BMZ/KfW) and NEPAD. The meeting aims at reviewing PARM implementation progress for the current semester and discussed the way forward for PARM 2.0.

Agricultural Risk Management: a new way of thinking

The Platform for Agricultural Risk Management (PARM) presents a short animated awareness video to explain how agricultural risk management (ARM) can significantly contribute to improving the resilience of vulnerable rural households by increasing their capacity to absorb and adapt to risks. Discover how three farmers from Uganda have found ways to manage their risks...

SENEGAL: mainstreaming agricultural risk management into national policies

PARM & FARM-D Webinar on: "Information Systems for Agricultural Risk Management"

PARM & FARM-D Webinar on: "Senegal Risk Assessment: a look into the livestock and fisheries sector"

Who we are

The Platform for Agricultural Risk Management (PARM), is an outcome of the G8 and G20 discussions on food security and agricultural growth

PARM is a four year multi-donor partnership between the European Commission (EC), the French Development Agency (AFD), the Italian Development Cooperation (DGCS), and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) and the development partners to make risk management an integral part of policy planning and implementation in the agricultural sector.

The Platform plays the role of facilitator in bundling the know-how of participating donors for the development of methodologies for risk analysis and the adoption of risk management strategies, integrating risk management instruments and approaches in public policies, private sector practices and agricultural investment programmes.
The overall objective of PARM is to contribute to sustainable agricultural growth, reduce food insecurity, and improve livelihoods of rural and poor farming households in developing countries.

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Expected Results

  • Demand for ARM support from partner countries satisfied
  • Knowledge and capacities to manage risks increased
  • Agricultural risk priorities and risk management tools identified
  • ARM priorities and tools integrated into national policies and development programmes

Where We Work

PARM is currently focusing on

sub-Saharian Africa but may expand its geographical scope to other regions in the future.

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What
We Do

The Platform for Agricultural Risk Management (PARM) process is designed in a flexible way to respond to country context and to the corresponding policy and political processes.

What we do

01Setting Up

OFFICIAL ENGAGEMENT FROM THE GOVERNMENT

  • Kick-off Workshop / Country Visit
  • Early identification of ARM on-going initiatives
  • Terms of reference of the baseline/risk assessment study
  • Identification of experts and contracting
  • Establishment of monitoring mechanism

02Risk Assessment

RISK ASSESSMENT STUDY

  • Analysis of risk exposure and financial implications of risk
  • Assessment of risk management activities and tools, policy framework and institutional landscape
  • Prioritization of risks and tools
  • Capacity Building Assessment

NATIONAL STAKEHOLDER WORKSHOP

  • Presentation and discussion of Draft Risk Assessment study
  • Constitution of National Steering Committee
  • Identification of priorities and Road Map

FINAL RISK ASSESSMENT REPORT

  • Terms of reference of the feasibility/capacity building studies
  • Identification of experts, financing, task force team

03Policy Dialogue

FEASIBILITY STUDY

  • Conduct feasibility studies
  • Capacity Building / Trainings

NATIONAL STAKEHOLDER WORKSHOP

  • Presentation and discussion of Draft Feasibility Study
  • Identification of priorities

FINAL POLICY REPORT

  • Action plan on policy and investment
  • Setting up institutional arrangements

05Implementation

IMPLEMENTATION

by Government, Donors and other partners

LEARNING

Learn from results and feed best practices and lessons learned into new process.

Our Partners

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