FARM-D - Holistic Approach
Agricultural risk management (ARM) is the process towards becoming better at dealing with risks. It requires anticipating potential risks and planning solutions in advance, so as to limit their negative consequences.
Key elements of ARM can be summarized by the ARM cycle that includes the following steps: the identification of the risks, the assessment of the risks, the identification of risk management tools to put in place, the implementation of the tools, and monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of the tools and strategy that are in place.
A holistic approach to agricultural risks means that no risk is considered in isolation. All risk elements and interactions, including strategy and policy, have to be considered.
This approach encompasses the following steps:
- Assess and prioritize agricultural risks
- Identify tools and strategies
- Planning, implementing and evaluating