Project details

Study on risk management in EU agriculture

The IfLS contributes to the project as a sub-contractor by collecting data on risk management in German agriculture. First, this entails a survey among experts from authorities, agricultural organisations and the insurance sector with the objective of capturing an in-depth set of opinions on the status quo and future potentials of risk management. Second, IfLS elaborates overviews of additional data on the design and adoption rate of the various risk management instruments available (insurance, publicly funded instruments, market instruments etc.).

The project is coordinated by the Ecorys consultancy company and Wageningen Economic Research.

The project’s overall objective is to provide the European Commisson (DG Agriculture) with a comprehensive inventory and assessment of current risks and risk management instruments in agriculture, as well as instruments’ availability and level of adoption in EU Member States. From the results, conclusions will be derived for the design of the post-2020 Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) in terms of an enhancement of existing and a creation of new instruments and innovative approaches to dealing with the various risks faced by agriculture. Furthermore, the results shall feed into a report to the European Parliament on the implementation of risk management instruments within the EAFRD framework; according to article 36(5) of Regulation (EU) No 1305/2013 on the support for rural development, the Commission is obliged to provide this report.

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Research | Socio-economics of farm business |


European Commission, Directorate-General for Agriculture and Regional Development



Contact person/s at IfLS: 

Simone Sterly, Sarah Peter