This methodological guidance note developed by a team of experts from the World Bank provides a conceptual framework for agricultural risk management from an integrated perspective. The framework views agricultural risk assessment as a tool to assist decision makers to understand risk exposure and to provide the basis for developing appropriate risk management solutions.
Agricultural risk assessment is a consultative, time-bound process and provides an orderly way to analyze, identify, and prioritize risks. The process facilitates risk management policy and program design by providing a framework and tools for decision making. The target audience includes country-level stakeholders involved in selected agricultural commodity systems, development agency decision makers, and developing country policymakers.