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Stakeholder perspectives to improve risk management in European farming systems

Bertolozzi-Caredio, Daniele and Bardaji, Isabel and Garrido, Alberto and Berry, Robert and Bijttebier, Jo and Gavrilescu, Camelia and Harizanova, Hristina and Jendrzejewski, Blazej and Meuwissen, Miranda M.P. and Ollendorf, Fransiska and Pinsard, Corentin and Rommel, Jens and Severini, Simone and Soriano, Barbara (2021). Stakeholder perspectives to improve risk management in European farming systems. Journal of Rural Studies. 84 , 147-161
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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.

Authors/Creators:Bertolozzi-Caredio, Daniele and Bardaji, Isabel and Garrido, Alberto and Berry, Robert and Bijttebier, Jo and Gavrilescu, Camelia and Harizanova, Hristina and Jendrzejewski, Blazej and Meuwissen, Miranda M.P. and Ollendorf, Fransiska and Pinsard, Corentin and Rommel, Jens and Severini, Simone and Soriano, Barbara
Title:Stakeholder perspectives to improve risk management in European farming systems
Series Name/Journal:Journal of Rural Studies
Year of publishing :2021
Volume:84
Page range:147-161
Number of Pages:15
ISSN:0743-0167
Language:English
Publication Type:Research article
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 5 Social Sciences > 502 Economics and Business > Business Administration
Keywords:focus group, participatory assessments, European farming systems, agricultural insurance, cooperation, knowledge systems
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-111554
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http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-111554
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DOI10.1016/j.jrurstud.2021.04.004
ID Code:23346
Faculty:NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Economics
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:23 Apr 2021 14:24
Metadata Last Modified:23 Apr 2021 14:31

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