Plenary 6 – Facilitating Agricultural Commodity Price and Weather Risk Management: Policy Options and Practical Instruments

In this presentation Alexander Sarris, Director, Trade and Markets Division, FAO, looks at the following issues:

  • Agricultural productivity and credit
  • Constraints to expanding intermediate input use in agriculture
  • Risks faced by rural households
  • Vulnerability and consumption smoothing
  • The demand for commodity price insurance
  • The demand for weather insurance
  • Operationalizing the use of price and weather insurance

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