Managing risks to improve farmers' livelihoods

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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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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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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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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


Evaluation and prioritization of agricultural risks

PARM provides technical support to its partner countries by assessing and prioritizing agricultural risks in a systematic and holistic way. This approach is gender responsive and consists in quantifying and measuring the impact of various risks simultaneously. It can be applied to the agriculture sector as a whole or to specific value chains.


Identification of the right tools and project design for investment

PARM works jointly with its partner countries to identify the most appropriate tools to manage the prioritized risks and provides technical support in the design of projects for investment, resource mobilization and implementation support.


Joint learning to strengthen capacities to manage risks

PARM facilitates a process of joint learning cycles targeting the key country stakeholders to strengthen local expertise and to enhance institutional capacities to manage agricultural risks, in a gender-responsive way.

Strategic Partners

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