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Memorias de investigación
Research Project:
INFORMATIONAL ASSESSMENT OF AGRICULTURAL INFORMATION RISK MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS (ARM-IS) IN THE FOLLOWING AFRICAN COUNTRIES: CAPE VERDE, CAMERRON, ETHIOPIA, MOZAMBIQUE, NIGER, SENEGAL AND UGANDA
Year:2016
Research Areas
  • Agrarian economy
Information
Abstract
Objective of the study The purpose of this study is to investigate the availability and quality of information for agricultural risk management purposes in a set of African countries. Both the existence of the information and the timely and useful access by stakeholders at micro-meso-macro1 level (and their interconnections) for risk management purposes will be assessed. The gaps on information and access tools for the main stakeholders (smallholders, commercial farmers, microfinance institutions, value chain, private investors, donors and governments) will be assessed and, whenever possible, compared across countries. A special emphasis will be made on two groups of users of ARM-IS: at micro level the usefulness and timely access of smallholders to information for Agricultural Risk Management purposes; at macro level the usefulness and access for the Government and policy makers. The identification of external (regional) and internal (national) factors that impact on the performance of the information system will be also evaluated in the study. The approach will be holistic, covering all sources of risks in agriculture, in particular risks from weather, production, prices, plant animal and human health and policy. The study will cover information at different levels of aggregation: from information at individual farm or household level to information at country level. The report will make an evaluation of the availability of and accessibility to agricultural risk management information in the seven countries. It will develop and use appropriate indicators or methodologies to compare the situation among them and with other countries. The main focus of the informational assessment will be on the existence and timely access to information about agricultural risks in each country. The information on risks takes the form of measurements of variability over time in the main variables affecting production and markets, or the frequency and damage caused by shocks. It can also take the form of early warning information of major events or changes in trend. Most of the underlying information required to develop these risk related indicators is also useful for many purposes beyond risk management. Information Systems will be useful for agricultural risk management purposes to the extent that they provide information about variability overtime, shocks or changes in trend, or, at least, they allow to estimate them.
International
Si
Project type
Proyectos y convenios en convocatorias públicas competitivas
Company
INTERNATIONAL FUND FOR AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT (IFAD)
Entity Nationality
ITALIA
Entity size
Desconocido
Granting date
01/09/2015
Participants
  • Director: Alberto Garrido Colmenero (UPM)
  • Participante: Isabel Bardaji De Azcarate (UPM)
  • Participante: Jose Maria Sumpsi Viñas (UPM)
  • Participante: Carlos Gregorio Hernandez Diaz-Ambrona (UPM)
  • Participante: Ana Maria Tarquis Alfonso (UPM)
  • Participante: Esperanza Luque Merelo (UPM)
  • Participante: Marina Martínez Ríos (UPM)
  • Participante: Maria Ines Minguez Tudela (UPM)
  • Participante: Lucía Rodríguez Fernández (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Economía Agraria y Gestión de los Recursos Naturales
  • Grupo de Investigación: Grupo de Sistemas Agrarios (AgSystems)
  • Grupo de Investigación: Grupo de Sistemas Complejos
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de Estudios e Investigación para la Gestión de Riesgos Agrarios Medioambientales (CEIGRAM). Centro Mixto UPM-AGROMUTUA-ENESA
  • Grupo de Investigación: Grupo de Investigación en Viticultura
  • Departamento: Matemática Aplicada
  • Departamento: Producción Agraria
  • Departamento: Economía Agraria, Estadística y Gestión de Empresas
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