In a win-win for sustainability and collaboration, the Platform for Agricultural Risk Management (PARM), IFAD and the World Bank, signed an agreement in 2018 to hand over the management and fully integrate the FARM-D knowledge hub into PARM’s online platform. This marks an important step towards addressing stakeholders’ and practitioners effort to deepen and strengthen knowledge capturing and sharing on the evidence, best practices, lessons learned, advocacy and policy mainstreaming on agricultural risk management (ARM) in developing countries.
For the occasion, a restructuring of the FARM-D knowledge hub is on-going to provide users an improved experience in navigating to the various resources and access webinars spaces. The new PARM-FARM-D knowledge hub will provide a much broader space for knowledge capture, learning, sharing and capacity building through constructive AgRisks webinars, conferences, blog posts, policy talks, policy dialogues as well as academic and practitioner lectures to advance stakeholders’ knowledge to reduce vulnerabilities and strengthen investments in the agricultural sector.
The official launch is planned in occasion of the first PARM-FARMD webinar planned for end of January, 2019. Stay tuned!
The Platform for Agricultural Risk Management (PARM), an outcome of the G7 and G20 discussions on food security and agricultural growth, is a four year multi-donor partnership between the European Commission (EC), the French Development Agency (AFD), the Italian Development Cooperation (DGCS), and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), in strategic partnership with NEPAD and KfW/BMZ.
Since 2013, PARM has made enormous efforts in generating and sharing knowledge and creating learning opportunities in agricultural risk management at global, regional and national level. PARM aims to make risk management an integral part of policy planning and implementation in developing countries through a holistic approach process to facilitate knowledge exchange, capacity development and policy dialogue.
Launched in 2010, FARM-D, or the Forum for Agricultural Risk Management and Development, has become the leading knowledge repository and dissemination platform for all ARM related issues and a virtual meeting place for a growing and vibrant global Community of Practice of thousands of members.
The World Bank’s Agricultural Risk Management Team played a critical role in coordinating initial members’ interactions and the activities leading to the consolidation of the forum, with the Swiss Government, through its State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs as main partners.