How to strengthen the capacity to manage risks in agriculture: Experiences from practice

Date

This international technical webinar is part of the series organized by the FAO elearning Academy, Agreenium (French training and research alliance for agriculture, food, environment and global health), UN-ESCAP (United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific), and Future Food Institute. This webinar is also part of the series Bridging the knowledge gap on the holistic risk management approach in developing countries, organized together with the Platform for Agricultural Risk Management (PARM) and the Forum for Agricultural Risk Management in Development (FARM-D) - which are hosted by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

These webinars are an opportunity for all of us to share experiences and lessons learnt, discuss challenges, and propose innovative solutions and models. They aim to provide a holistic and comprehensive view of current trends in thematic areas related to global challenges, by combining development research and innovation perspectives. The main objective of these technical webinars is to give practitioners the opportunity to interact with international experts, United Nations officers, University professors, researchers and fellow participants, throughout the world.

Webinars can be attended as interactive online sessions on Zoom, where sharing perspectives and asking questions to experts is encouraged. These sessions are also recorded and therefore available at any time, through the FAO elearning Academy: elearning.fao.org.

Building on the previous session, this webinar will further expand on the crucial role of capacity development for agricultural risk management. The event benefits from the key lessons drawn from the series of four elearning courses on agricultural risk management (ARM) developed by PARM and FAO elearning Academy, in partnership with IFAD and NEPAD. The discussion will start with a first overview on the different tools and strategies available to manage risk in agriculture and how to select the most appropriate one based on the context and target groups. The exchange will continue with how different organizations and stakeholders work on strengthening their capacity, capitalizing on their experiences at the regional and global level.

OBJECTIVES OF THIS SESSION

• Provide an overview of strategies and tools to manage risk in agriculture, and how to select them;
• Explain the role of key stakeholders in the formulation and implementation of empowering strategies;
• Present different designs and modalities for strengthening ARM capacity at different levels.

SPEAKERS

This technical webinar will be delivered by Ms. Cristina Petracchi (Leader of the FAO elearning Academy), Mr. Kisan Gunjal (FAO), Mr. Samson Eshetu (AFAAS), Ms. Muriel Mambrini-Doudet (INRAE), Mr. Moussa Waongo (AGRHYMET Regional Centre), and moderated by Mr. Carlos Enrique Arce (PARM).

DATE/TIME

October 13 from 14:30-16:00 Rome Time (check your time zone here)

REGISTER

The webinar is free and open to everyone, provided you have the link to the platform.
To join the webinar session on Zoom, kindly register here. We suggest you to use Google Chrome in order to join the webinar.

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FAO/UNESCAP/Agreenium
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