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Risk Mitigation in Agriculture IKP Centre for Advancement in Agricultural Practice (ICAAP) Arvind Chandrasekar 11 August 2009. What is ‘risk’?. Oxford English Dictionary. 1. a situation involving exposure to danger 2. the possibility that something unpleasant will happen.

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Risk Mitigation in Agriculture

IKP Centre for Advancement

in Agricultural Practice

(ICAAP)

Arvind Chandrasekar

11 August 2009

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What is ‘risk’?

Oxford English Dictionary

1. a situation involving exposure to

danger

2. the possibility that something

unpleasant will happen

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Risk in agriculture
  • Broad classification
  • Regulatory risks: changes in regulations and
  • policies, political risks
  • Price risks: market risks, price fluctuations;
  • support prices, futures markets
  • Production risks: environmental and climatic
  • risks
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Mitigating production risks
  • Ex ante strategies: minimizing risk exposure
      • Knowledge dissemination – agricultural extension services, pest management, cropping patterns, changes in seeds, adaptation to climate change
  • Ex post strategies: coping with shocks
      • Disaster assistance, migration, labor re-allocation
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ICAAP: Overview

Mission:

To deliver sustainable increases in the incomes of small and marginal farmers in India through advancements in agricultural practice

Vision:

To serves as a resource centre for knowledge aggregation and dissemination for high value horticultural crops and to be a unique institute providing state of the art tools and techniques for developments in food processing and post harvest technologies

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ICAAP: Overview
  • Core components
    • Agricultural knowledge management initiative
    • Agribusiness and food technology incubator
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ICAAP: Overview
  • Agricultural knowledge management initiative
  • Crop-specific knowledge acquisition
  • Knowledge management in customizable format
  • Knowledge provision for specific queries
  • Repository of good agricultural practices
  • Repository of innovations in agricultural practices
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ICAAP: Overview
  • Agribusiness and food technology incubator
  • Technical expertise in food product and process development
  • Infrastructure and equipment for food product and process
  • development
  • Laboratory facilities for safety and quality assurance
  • Linkage between farmer-processor-market
  • Facilitate access to capital for process scale up
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Current projects
  • Knowledge dissemination to improve the livelihoods of mango farmers in Shenkottai and Tenkasi, Tamil Nadu
    • Better price realization: connection with Big Bazaar
    • Workshop on good agricultural practices
    • Processing capabilities
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Future work and collaborations
  • IFPRI
  • TNAU
  • ANGRAU / MANAGE / NAARM
  • PAU
  • Cornell
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