Stakeholder perspectives to improve risk management in European farming systems

Bertolozzi-Caredio, Daniele and Bardaji de Azcarate, Isabel and Garrido Colmenero, Alberto and Berry, Robert and Bijttebier, Jo and Gravilescu, Camelia and Harizanova, Hristina and Jendrzejewski, Błażej and Meuwissen, Miranda and Ollendorf, Fransiska and Pinsard, Corentin and Rommel, Jens and Severini, Simone and Soriano Martínez, Bárbara (2021). Stakeholder perspectives to improve risk management in European farming systems. "Journal of Rural Studies", v. 84 ; pp. 147-161. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2021.04.004.

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Title: Stakeholder perspectives to improve risk management in European farming systems
Author/s:
  • Bertolozzi-Caredio, Daniele
  • Bardaji de Azcarate, Isabel
  • Garrido Colmenero, Alberto
  • Berry, Robert
  • Bijttebier, Jo
  • Gravilescu, Camelia
  • Harizanova, Hristina
  • Jendrzejewski, Błażej
  • Meuwissen, Miranda
  • Ollendorf, Fransiska
  • Pinsard, Corentin
  • Rommel, Jens
  • Severini, Simone
  • Soriano Martínez, Bárbara
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Journal of Rural Studies
Date: May 2021
Volume: 84
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S. de Ingeniería Agronómica, Alimentaria y de Biosistemas (UPM)
Department: Economía Agraria, Estadística y Gestión de Empresas
Creative Commons Licenses: None

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Abstract

The challenges faced by agricultural systems call for an advance in risk management (RM) assessments. This research identifies and discusses potential improvements to RM across 11 European Union (EU) farming systems (FS). The paper proposes a comprehensive, participatory approach that accounts for multi-stakeholder perspectives relying on 11 focus groups for brainstorming and gathering suggestions to improve RM. Data analysis is based on content analysis and coding of suggested improvements, and their assessment through the lenses of main challenges faced, farms’ flexibility, and dependence on subsidies. First, the results show that necessary improvements differ depending on whether they have their origin in sudden shocks or long-term pressures. Second, farm dependence on direct payments determines a stronger need to improve financial instruments, whereas farm flexibility suggests a need for more accessible and tailored tools for low-flexibility FS, and increased know-what and know-how for high-flexibility FS. Third, our findings indicate a potential for extending stakeholder involvement in RM to new or unconventional roles. Underlying specific improvements, the paper suggests and discusses three main avenues to improve RM as a whole: i) a developed learning and knowledge network; ii) new forms of collaboration; and iii) integrated financial and policy instruments.

Funding Projects

TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
Horizon 2020727520SURE-FarmUnspecifiedSURE-Farm - Towards SUstainable and REsilient European Farming Systems

More information

Item ID: 66967
DC Identifier: https://oa.upm.es/66967/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:66967
DOI: 10.1016/j.jrurstud.2021.04.004
Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2021.04.004
Deposited by: Mr. Daniele Bertolozzi Caredio
Deposited on: 05 May 2021 07:43
Last Modified: 05 May 2021 07:43
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