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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…

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Welcome to FARM-D, Forum for Agricultural Risk Management in Development

Who we are

The Platform for Agricultural Risk Management (PARM) focuses on making risk management an integral part of policy planning and implementation in the agricultural sector in developing countries.

PARM is a global partnership on agricultural risk management (ARM) for development, established in 2013 as an outcome of G20 discussions on agricultural growth and food security.  It is a multi-donor partnership between the European Commission (EC), the French Development Agency (AFD), the Italian Cooperation (DGCS/AICS), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), and the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD). The Platform provides technical support to governments for the integration of gender responsive ARM into policies, institutional capacities and investments to move away from a culture of coping with disasters towards a smart management of risk. Within its mandate and operational framework, PARM hosts key initiatives and programmes, including INSURED and FARM-D.  
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Our services

  • Assess
  • Design
  • Learn
  • Share

Where We Work

PARM has the global mandate to intervene in all regions of the world.  Currently focusing on Sub-Saharan Africa with the intention to expand its geographical scope.

 

 

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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

COUNTRY ENGAGEMENT AND SETTING-UP

  • Setting-up activities and launch of the PARM process in the country
  • Nomination of the National Focal Point by the host Government and recruitment of PARM’s Country Liaison Officer
  • Early identification of country priorities and technical and financial partners
  • Country Action Plan developed and agreed with the Government

02Risk Assessment

RISK ANALYSIS AND PRIORITIZATION

  • Development and validation of the terms of reference for the risk assessment study
  • Launch and implementation of the risk assessment and sharing of preliminary findings

KNOWLEDGE SHARING AND LEARNING

  • National stakeholder consultation workshop and identification of strategic partners
  • Joint learning cycle 1 on understanding and assessing risks

FINALISATION AND VALIDATION OF THE RISK ASSESSMENT STUDY

03Policy Dialogue

TOOLS ASSESSMENT AND DESIGN

  • Identification of the relevant risk management tools and official engagement of country technical and financial partners
  • Development and validation of the concept note for the assessment and the design of the identified tools
  • Launch of the design process and sharing of the preliminary findings

KNOWLEDGE SHARING AND LEARNING

  • National stakeholder workshop and dissemination of the tools design concept note
  • Joint learning cycle 2 on ARM tools and co-design of ARM strategies

FINALISATION AND VALIDATION OF THE PROJECT DESIGN REPORT

05Implementation

Our Partners

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