Dentro del campo reconocido internacionalmente de la evaluación y la gestión de riesgos agrícolas, los riesgos pueden evaluarse de acuerdo con tres criterios básicos:

  1. Impacto: en otras palabras, ¿qué tan grave será el evento de riesgo si realmente ocurre? Algunos riesgos pueden destruir los ingresos agrícolas de todo el año e incluso destruir activos; otros riesgos tienen un impacto más leve.
  2. Probabilidad: ¿qué posibilidades hay de que se produzca este riesgo? Algunos riesgos son poco usuales e impredecibles, pero es más probable que ocurran otros.
  3. Capacidad de gestión: independientemente de la gravedad o la probabilidad de que sea un riesgo, algunos riesgos están fuera del control del agricultor, otros pueden manejarse en un grado mayor o menor. Tiene sentido priorizar los recursos escasos sobre los riesgos que realmente se pueden gestionar.


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