Information Systems for Agricultural Risk Management in Africa

Assessment in 7 Countries; Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Niger, Senegal and Uganda

Information remains one of the key agricultural risk management (ARM) decision-making tool for farmers, governments and investors alike. Detailed information and accessibility for ARM are particularly demanding. The purpose of this report is to summarize the research results from a study that accessed the availability and quality of information for agricultural risk management purposes across seven sub-Saharan African countries.


The study considers risk stemming from seven main thematic sources, which are; Meteorological, climate, and soils; Satellite image & Communications; Prices of commodities, inputs and market components; Production levels and yields, Plant health; Animal and human health; Policy; and Socio-economic and sectorial. Both the existence and quality of information and the comparative analysis across the seven thematic areas and the seven countries are assessed.

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PARM (2016) “Information Systems for Agricultural Risk Management in PARM Countries“. A study conducted by experts from CEIGRAM and VISAVET, Spain for IFAD/PARM in Rome, Italy.…n-parm-countries/