Strengthening Agricultural Resilience in the Face of Multiple Risks

This report explores how countries can strengthen the resilience of their agricultural sectors to multiple risks. A shifting risk landscape in agriculture – due to increasing weather variability, natural hazards, pests and diseases, and market shocks – will require public and private actors to consider the risk landscape over the long term, place a greater emphasis on what can be done ex ante to reduce risk exposure and increase preparedness, and prioritise investments that build resilience capacities both on-farm and for the sector as a whole. This report offers a framework for applying resilience thinking to risk management in agriculture, and explores how four OECD countries – Australia, Canada, Italy and the Netherlands – are mainstreaming resilience into their agricultural risk management policy frameworks.

Available from September 01, 2020


Executive summary
Questionnaire on Resilience for Agricultural Risk Management
A resilience approach to risk management in agriculture3 chapters available
Conceptualising resilience for policymaking
Literature on policies and strategies for resilience
Resilience and the OECD Framework for Risk Management in Agriculture
Case studies5 chapters available
Case study synthesis
Resilience to drought in Australia
Resilience to natural disasters in Canada
Resilience to animal and plant health risks in Italy
Resilience to animal and plant health risks in the Netherlands
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