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April 2017
15.03.17

“Senegal Risk Assessment: a look into the livestock and fisheries sector” joint PARM/FARM-D Webinar

The Platform for Agricultural Risk Management (PARM) along with the Forum for Agricultural Risk Management in Development (FARM-D) is organizing a webinar on "Senegal Risk Assessment: a look into the livestock and fisheries sector”, on Wednesday 15th March 2017 at 9:30 (DC), 15:30 (Rome). This webinar will be an occasion to discuss the findings of the recent PARM assessment study with authors.

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06.03.17

Launch of PARM process in Zambia

From 6 to 10 March 2017, PARM will conduct its first setting-up mission in Zambia to officially launch the PARM process in the country. The objective of the mission is to develop a road map to initiate the discussion on the integration of agricultural risk management (ARM) into national rural and agricultural strategic development policies and setting-up for the Risk Assessment Study.
06.03.17

Setting-up of Capacity Development (CD2) in Senegal

From 6 to 10 March 2017, PARM will conduct a setting-up mission in Senegal to follow-up on the Capacity Development Strategy Level 2 (CD2) with the objective to integrate and institutionalize high level ARM knowledge in the local academic curricula and extension service strategies. The vision is to create a pool of local ARM experts through an advance training to timely advice and train farmers across the country on managing agricultural risks.
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24.02.17

10th Steering Committee

The 10th Steering Committee was held via Teleconference on the 24th February 2017 and brought together representatives of EC, AFD, IFAD, Italian Government, German Cooperation (BMZ/KfW) and NEPAD. The PARM Secretariat will present the 2016 Annual Report and highilght the year main milestones. The meeting will also present the final mid-term evaluation report and present the KM Plan 2017 and updates of the latest activities.
27.01.17

Information Systems for ARM

PARM in collaboration with other development partners is organizing a knowledge sharing event in Rome, hosted by IFAD end of January 2017. The main objective of the workshop is to lead collaborative dialogue and build partnerships among the different thematic experts and development partners, private sector and government to facilitate the collection of recommendations on how to make accessible information and develop harmonized information systems to enhance investments in agriculture to manage risks. During the event it will also be launched PARM Study on "Informational Assessment of Agricultural Risk Management Information Systems (ARM-IS)" in 7 Africa Countries.
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27.01.17

“Information Systems for Agricultural Risk Management” joint PARM/FARM-D Webinar

The Platform for Agricultural Risk Management (PARM) along with the Forum for Agricultural Risk Management in Development (FARM-D) organized a webinar on “Information Systems for Agricultural Risk Management”, on 27th January 2017. This webinar will be an occasion to discuss with the author of the study Alberto Garrido the findings of the recent PARM assessment study on 7 African countries.
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07.12.16

Risk Assessment Workshop in Cameroon

A National Stakeholder Workshop will take place on the 7th December 2016 in Yaoundé, in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MINADER) and NEPAD. The objective of the workshop is to present and discuss the Draft Risk Assessment Study currently on-going and identify priorities on risks and tools in Cameroon.
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29.11.16

ARM Policy Dialogue Workshop in Uganda

A High Policy Dialogue Workshop on Agriculture Risk Management (ARM) will take place on the 29th November, 2016, in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF). The objective of the workshop is to raise awareness and enhance further domestication of the work undertaken by the MAAIF in collaboration with PARM and partners on mainstreaming Agricultural Risk Management, to disseminate the results of this process and to support the Government of Uganda, the development and private sector partners to lead the move into the implementation phase of the identified ARM tools and initiatives.
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10.11.16

9th Steering Committee

The night Steering Committee was hosted by the European Commission in Brussels on the 10th November 2016 and brought together representatives of EC, AFD, IFAD, Italian Government, German Cooperation (BMZ/KfW) and NEPAD. The meeting reviewed PARM implementation progress for the year 2016 and discussed the way forward and future of PARM.
13.07.16

Capacity Development and Risk Assessment Workshop in Cabo Verde

A first Capacity Development Seminar took place on 13 July 2016, in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and NEPAD. It provided national stakeholders from government agencies, farmers organizations and private sector an introduction to the holistic approach to Agricultural Risk Management, the methodology of PARM to assess risks, and an overview of tools used to manage agricultural risks. Moreover, a National Stakeholder Workshop took place on 15-16 July 2016 , in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and NEPAD, to present and discuss the Draft Risk Assessment Study currently on-going and identify priorities on risks and tools.
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30.06.16

8th Steering Committee

The eight Steering Committee was held via Teleconference on the 30th June 2016 and brought together representatives of EC, AFD, IFAD, Italian Government, German Cooperation (BMZ/KfW) and NEPAD. The meeting reviewed PARM implementation progress for the current semester and discussed the way forward.
29.06.16

Risk Assessment Workshop in Senegal

A National Stakeholder Workshop took place in late June 2016 in Senegal, in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and NEPAD. The objective of the workshop was to present and discuss the Draft Risk Assessment Study currently on-going and identify priorities on risks and tools.
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15.06.16

Capacity Development Seminar in Cameroon

A first Capacity Development Seminar was planned for June 15-16 2016, in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and NEPAD. It provided national stakeholders from government agencies, farmers organizations and private sector an introduction to the holistic approach to Agricultural Risk Management, the methodology of PARM to assess risks, and an overview of tools used to manage agricultural risks.
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14.06.16

Information systems workshop in Cameroon

Following the launch by PARM and CEIGRAM of a study on information systems across six countries in sub-Saharan Africa, including Cameroon, a technical workshop with national experts was organized in Yaoundé to share the results of the Information Systems study on Cameroon for enhancements.
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01.06.16

“Learning about ARM tools” joint PARM/FARM-D webinar

The Platform for Agricultural Risk Management (PARM) along with the Forum for Agricultural Risk Management in Development (FARM-D) are organizing a webinar on  “Learning about Agricultural Risk Management Tools”, on 1st June 2016. The webinar will be an occasion to discuss the module on ARM tools developed by PARM as part of the broader e-Learning course “Agricultural Risk Assessment and Management for Food Security in Developing Countries” in collaboration with FAO.
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31.05.16

Information Systems workshop in Ethiopia

The Platform for agricultural risk management (PARM-IFAD) and CEIGRAM launched a study in 2015 on information systems across six countries in sub-Saharan Africa, including Ethiopia. According to the PARM methodology, each analysis and activities represents itself a pillar in the process and, for this reason, a technical workshop with national experts was organized in Addis to share the results of the Information Systems study on Ethiopia for enhancements. The meeting was held in Addis on May 31st hosted by the Platform for Agricultural Risk Management (PARM) in collaboration with the Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA).
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26.05.16

Information systems workshop in Uganda

The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industries, and Fisheries (MAAIF) with the support of the IFAD hosted Platform for Agricultural Risk Management (PARM) has carried analysis on the current status of information systems in the country and is now looking for ways on how to improve the use of information for agricultural risk management (ARM) purposes. The workshop, that was held on May 26th in Kampala brought together a broad range of stakeholders from public sector, private sector, the farming community, and the development community together to discuss the need for action in the area of ARM related information systems in Uganda.
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23.05.16

Setting-up Mission in Liberia

PARM in collaboration with NEPAD organised its first visit to the country in May 2016 to get the official commitment of the Government of Liberia and to develop a road map to initiate the discussion on the integration of agricultural risk management (ARM) into national rural and agricultural strategic development policies, plans and budget. Meetings with national and international stakeholders working on ARM contributed to mainstreaming the PARM process and to the identification of potential synergies to support PARM studies and capacity development.
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19.04.16

3IE Workshop on Agricultural Risk Mitigation

The PARM team, in partnership with IFAD, participated to a matchmaking workshop on Impact Evaluation of Agricultural Risk Mitigation projects, organized by the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3iE) in Nairobi, Kenya. During this event, PARM contributed to the design of the evaluation window. In addition, IFAD projects related to agricultural risk management were presented for potential impact evaluations.
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11.04.16

12th CAADP Partnership Platform

PARM meets in Ghana in occasion of the 12TH CAADP Partnership Platform that took take place in Accra (Ghana) from 11 to 15 April 2016 and was organised under the theme “Innovative Financing and Renewed Partnership” to accelerate CAADP Implementation.
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31.03.16

Capacity Development Seminar in Senegal

A Capacity Development Seminar took place on 31 March-1 April 2015 in Dakar, Senegal. The main objectives of the seminar was to provide trainees with critical capacity to understand the meaning of holistic approach to analyze and manage the main agriculture risks affecting smallholders.
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07.03.16

Setting-up mission in Mozambique

PARM organised its first setting-up mission to the country from 7-11 March 2016, to get the official commitment of the Government of Mozambique and to develop a road map to initiate the discussion on the integration of agricultural risk management (ARM) into national rural and agricultural strategic development policies, plans and budget.
Different meetings with national and international stakeholders actives on ARM contributed to mainstream PARM process and identify potential synergies to support PARM studies and capacity development.
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25.02.16

7th PARM Steering Committee

The seventh Steering Committee is planned for 25th February 2015. The meeting will review PARM annual implementation progress for the year 2015 and discuss the way forward.
25.02.16

Learning Event | Walking the tightrope: risk management & insurance for smallholders

In occasion of the IFAD Global Staff Meeting, PARM in collaobration with the Weather Risk Management Facility (WRMF) organized a learning event addressed to IFAD project staff on 25th February 2016 in IFAD HQ in Rome. The training introduced basic concepts of an holistic approach to agricultural risk management, and went deeper into the role of agricultural insurance within this, through games and  highlights of case studies.
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16.02.16

Follow-up Mission in Senegal

A follow-up mission was organized to meet with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Equipment (MAER), strengthen synergies with national and regional partners, and to validate the Terms of Reference of the Risk Assessment Study with the technical committee. A PARM country liaison officer was also selected.
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16.12.15

Risk Assessment Workshop in Ethiopia

A National Stakeholder Workshop took place on 16-17 December 2015 in Addis, Ethiopia in collaboration with the Government of Ethiopia, represented by the Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency and NEPAD. The objective of the workshop was to present and discuss the Draft Risk Assessment Study currently on-going and identify priorities on risks and tools.
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10.12.15

Risk Assessment Workshop in Niger

A National Stakeholder Workshop took place on 10 December 2015 in Niamey, Niger in collaboration with the Government of Niger, represented by the HC3N and in strategic partnership with NEPAD. The objective of the workshop was to present and discuss theRisk Assessment Study conducted to complement the previous World Bank Risk Assessment Study and identify priorities on risks and tools.
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09.12.15

Capacity Development Seminar in Niger

A Capacity Development Training in collaboration with HC3N took place on 9 December 2015 in Niamey, Niger. The main objectives of the training was to provide trainees with critical capacity to understand the meaning of holistic approach to analyze and manage the main agriculture risks affecting smallholders.
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08.12.15

Capacity Development Training in Uganda

A Capacity Development Training took place 8-9 December 2015 at district level in Uganda as a follow-up of the Capacity Development Seminar that took place in July 2015. The main objectives of the training was to provide trainees with critical capacity to understand the meaning of holistic approach to analyze and manage the main agriculture risks affecting smallholders.
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02.12.15

MFW4A-IFAD/PARM Webinar on Warehousing Systems in SSA

Join our next webinar co-organized by IFAD/PARM and Making Finance Work for Africa (MFW4A) and hosted by MFW4A on Warehousing and Collateral Management Systems in Sub-Saharan Africa on December 2, 2015 at 14:00 GMT | 15:00 CET | 9:00 ET .
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18.11.15

Joint IFAD/PARM/FAO Webinar on: “Appropriate Warehousing and Collateral Management in SSA”

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the Platform for Agricultural Risk Management (PARM) along with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) are organising the next Rural and Agricultural Finance and Investment Technical Network (RAFI-TN) Webinar on: "Appropriate Warehousing and Collateral Management in Sub-saharn Africa" on November 18th from 3:00 pm CET to 4:30 pm CET. Join us!
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11.11.15

FARM-D hosting Webinar on PARM Uganda Risk Assessment Study

  The Platform for Agricultural Risk Management (PARM) along with the Forum for Agricultural Risk Management in Development (FARMD) is organising a Webinar Presentation of the "Uganda Risk Assessment Study" by PARM on November 11th from 9:00 am EDT to 10:00 am EDT. Mark your calendar and register to attend the event now!
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05.11.15

6th PARM Steering Committee Meeting

The 6th Steering Committee Planning Review Meeting was agreed to be held on November 5th, 2015 via Teleconference.
The meeting will review PARM goals for the year 2016 and determine its strategy to ensuring quality and timely delivery of the PARM programme outcomes. The PARM Secretariat and NEPAD will present the on-going implementation progress and budget and discuss the Annual Work Plan & Budget (AWPB) for the coming year, including update the long-term plan 2014-2017.
27.10.15

6th Africa Day for Food and Nutrition Security

In the occasion of the upcoming commemoration of the 6th Africa Day for Food and Nutrition Security (ADFNS) that will be held from the 28th to the 30th October 2015 in Kampala, PARM together with NEPAD, will organize a pre-event on October 28th and participate in one Panel on October 29th. Our objective is sharing the experience of the platform in raising awareness and mainstreaming agricultural risk management (ARM) policies through CAADP processes in sub-Saharan Africa. During the PARM pre-event on Wednesday 28th, the Risk Assessment Study on Uganda will be launched. In addition, PARM will host two side-meetings on the 27th to bring together the different PARM stratetic partners, country focal points and experts that are actively involved in PARM process and policies.
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29.06.15

Risk Assessment Workshop in Uganda

A National Stakeholder Workshop is planned for 29-30 June 2015 in Kampala. The objective of the workshop is to present and discuss the Draft Risk Assessment Study currently on-going and the Agricultural Risk Management Information System (ARM-IS) study requested by the Government. The outcome of the workshop will be to identify priorities on risks and tools in view of developing specific feasibility studies.
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17.06.15

Joint FAO/NEPAD/PARM E-learning Workshop

The Consultative Workshop on Agriculture Risk Assessment and Management is being organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in collaboration with the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Agency, and the Platform for Agricultural Risk Management (PARM) hosted by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) on 17 and 18 June 2015, at IFAD Headquarters, Rome, Italy. The workshop will bring together practitioners and stakeholders from government, knowledge and cooperation partners, farmers organisations, regional economic communities and private sector to jointly design an e-learning curriculum on Agricultural Risk Assessment and Management (ARAM) to be developed in support of capacity development for managing agricultural risks in developing countries.
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20.04.15

Launch of PARM process in Gambia

Despite the Gambia was not originally one of the PARM selected countries, the strong interest expressed by the Minister of Agriculture during a meeting held in IFAD HQ in December 2014 lead PARM Secretariat to include the country for the 2015 setting-up phase. A follow-up mission took place from 20 to 24 April jointly with NEPAD to formalize the country official commitment and launch PARM process in Gambia.
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13.04.15

Setting-up mission to Senegal

A joint PARM-NEPAD first country visit in Senegal was undertaken from 13-19 April 2015 with the organisation of a one-day inception workshop. The mission represented the first step of PARM process in Senegal and to find synergies with the Risk Assessment Study (RAS) recently undertaken by the World Bank in March 2015.
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13.04.15

FARMAF Policy Workshop

PARM was invited to contribute in a keynote presentation on "Mitigating farm risk in Africa: what role can policy play" in occasion of the FARMAF Policy workshop held in Lusaka, Zambia from 13-16 April 2015.
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23.03.15

11th CAADP Partnership Platform

The 11th meeting held in Johannesburg from 23 to 26 March 2015, represented the first CAADP Partnership Platform (PP) after the Malabo Declaration. Given PARM partnership with NEPAD and active role in support of the CAADP process in the selected countries in the field of agricultural risk management, PARM was invited to participate and contribute to the discussions.
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11.03.15

Preliminary mission to Senegal and World Bank Workshop

PARM organized a preliminary mission to Senegal to learn and build synergies in occasion of the Agricultural Risk Management (ARM) workshop of the World Bank. In particular, PARM mission aimed at introducing the PARM process to the Ministry of Agriculture to ensure synergies with the country on-going activities, in view of the PARM setting-up mission in April.
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05.03.15

Launch of PARM process in Cameroon

PARM jointly with IFAD organised its first visit to Cameroon from 5 to 14 March to launch PARM setting-up process and mainstreaming PARM process with on-going activities and identifying potential synergies with national stakeholders
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03.03.15

4th Steering Committee Meeting

The fourth Steering Committee meeting was held on March 3rd in Paris hosted by the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) Headquarters Offices in Paris chaired by IFAD.

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14.02.15

Setting-up mission in Ethiopia

 A country visit to Ethiopia took place in February 2015 to build on the November Policy Forum outcomes and follow-up on PARM engagement into the Government ARM strategy.
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15.12.14

Niger: Setting-up Mission

The PARM Team jointly with NEPAD organised a mission to Niger to follow-up on the PARM/NEPAD, WB and FAO Workshop to build synergies and re-launch activities in the country.

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08.12.14

Uganda: Setting-up mission

The PARM Team organised its first visit to the country in December 2014 to follow-up on the agricultural risk management process already started with FAO and NEPAD in 2013.

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11.11.14

Ethiopia: kick-off workshop

PARM jointly with AFRACA, NEPAD and FAO co-organized a three day workshop on “Policy Forum on Integrating agriculture and food risk management and innovative financial services” that took place in Addis Ababa on 11-13 November 2014.

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04.11.14

FARM-D Annual Conference 2014

The Forum for Agriculture Risk Management in Development (FARM-D), a platform supported by the Swiss Government, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and coordinated by the World Bank's Agricultural Risk Management Team, has organised its Annual Conference in Johannesburg from Nov. 4 – 6, 2014. The FARM-D 2014 Annual Conference on "Managing Agricultural Risks in a Changing Climate in Sub-Saharan Africa", included interventions and panels/discussions with the participation of international organisations, private sector, national and regional institutions and experts within the ARM and Climate Change community.
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30.10.14

3rd Steering Commitee Meeting

The third Steering Committee meeting was held on October 30th at NEPAD Headquarters Offices in Johannesburg, South Africa chaired by IFAD
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29.10.14

1st PARM Advisory Commitee

PARM First Advisory Committee Meeting was held via Teleconference on 29th October 2014 from NEPAD HQ in Johannesburg, bringing together knowledge and cooperation partners, private sector, regional economic communities (RECs) and farmer organizations.

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01.09.14

PARM Secretariat Fully on Board

The Platform for Agricultural Risk Management (PARM) Secretariat has been fully operational from September 1st with the appointment of its three new team members, hosted in IFAD Headquarters in Rome.
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