The Importance of Improving and Enlarging the Scope of Risk Management to Enhance Resilience in European Agriculture

Finger, Robert; Vroege, Willemijn; Spiegel, Alisa; Mey, Yann De; Slijper, Thomas; Poortvliet, Marijn; Urquhart, Julie; Vigani, Mauro; Nicholas-Davies, Phillipa; Soriano, Bárbara; Garrido, Alberto; Severini, Simone; Meuwissen, Miranda P.M.


Risk and risk management are essential elements of farming. We show that strategies to cope with risk often go beyond the level of the individual farm. Cooperation, learning and sharing of risks play a vital role in European agriculture. An enabling environment should support cooperative approaches, enable a diversity of risk management solutions and harness novel technological opportunities.