Miranda Meuwissen - Business Economics, Wageningen University
Yann de Mey - Business Economics, Wageningen University
Fabio Santeramo - Dipartimento di Scienze Agrarie, degli Alimenti e dell'Ambiente, Foggia University, Italy
Barry Goodwin - Agricultural and Resource Economics, NC State University, US
Simone Severini - Department DAFNE, Tuscia University, Italy
Introduction & objectives of the course
The farm sector is affected by a large and changing set of risk sources including more volatile producer prices, unusual weather patterns, upstream and downstream market power along the value chain, increasing dependence on financial institutions, and political risks. This induces the need for (new) risk management tools. Also the Common Agricultural Policy 2020 is considering risk management as an important component of agricultural policy.
Participants will learn theories concerning risk analysis and risk coping strategies and will develop proficiency with software to facilitate the initiation of their own research in topics related to risk in agriculture. The course deals with both conceptual and methodological issues.