Risks are a permanent fixture of the agricultural landscape. They are also a stark reality for hundreds of millions of farmers, traders, processors, transporters, financial intermediaries, retailers, and other agricultural supply chain stakeholders who carry out a diverse range of activities throughout the continuum that links “farm-to-fork.” In one way or another, all of them are exposed to risks.
As a diagnostic tool for improved decision-making, the Supply Chain Risk Assessment (SCRA) is designed to promote broader awareness of supply chain risks and adoption of improved risk management measures and tools among development practitioners, supply chain stakeholders, and policy makers. It can help generate insights into: 1) which risks have the most adverse impacts on livelihoods and overall supply chain growth; and 2) how can stakeholders best respond both on an individual and collective basis to better manage key risks. The assessment focuses on the types of risk, level and frequency of exposure, severity of potential losses, and identification of appropriate risk management solutions.
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Module 3: Situation Analysis – Overview of best practices in collecting and analyzing baseline data during the preparatory phase of the SCRA and in assembling the assessment team.
Module 4: Risk Assessment – Outlines the risk assessment process at qualitative and quantitative levels and the risk prioritization process. Guidelines for conducting consultations with stakeholders and field testing of hypotheses are also discussed.
Module 5: Solutions Assessment – Discussion of possible risk management measures based on prioritized risks, filtering mechanisms for decision-making, and of communicating key findings to stakeholders.
Module 6: Implementation Roadmap – Covers assigning roles and responsibilities and identifying implementation instruments and strategies that address challenges to putting in place risk improved mitigation measures.