Towards a holistic approach to sustainable risk management in agriculture in the EU: a literature review
- use of chemicals and irrigation, behavioural factors, adoption of risk management tools, risk management choices, feasibility studies
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Copyright (c) 2023 Linda Arata, Simone Cerroni, Fabio Gaetano Santeramo, Samuele Trestini, Simone Severini
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Ministero dell'Università e della Ricerca
Grant numbers 20205L79R8
Agriculture is one of the most concerned sectors, due to its exposure, to a plethora of risky phenomena such as weather, pests and diseases, changes in prices and government policies, instability of global markets. We review the literature on risk management in agriculture focusing on four key topics: i) why evidence on RM is often controversial; ii) how farmers behave in selecting among available RM instruments; iii) why some of these instruments are underutilised; iv) how to assess the impacts of innovative RM tools in order to (further) improve their design. These questions are answered transversally, and emphasis is posed on areas where further analyses are needed.