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Price volatility in agricultural markets: Risk management and other tools

07-07-2016

Farmers are often confronted with substantial changes in the prices they receive for the sale of their agricultural products, which causes financial uncertainty about their incomes. Commonly referred to as 'price volatility', this phenomenon is more evident in agriculture than in other economic sectors due to a variety of economic, natural and political factors. Data provided by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation suggest that global price volatility has been on the increase since ...

Farmers are often confronted with substantial changes in the prices they receive for the sale of their agricultural products, which causes financial uncertainty about their incomes. Commonly referred to as 'price volatility', this phenomenon is more evident in agriculture than in other economic sectors due to a variety of economic, natural and political factors. Data provided by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation suggest that global price volatility has been on the increase since 2005 and is likely to remain a major concern for farmers in the coming decades. The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) for the 2014–2020 period is mainly aimed at compensating farmers for the negative effects of price volatility and at tackling income volatility, rather than directly addressing price volatility itself. Indeed, market interventions have been reduced and now play the limited role of safety net measures which are only activated when prices drop below certain levels. The main policy instrument involves direct payments which provide a stable form of income for farmers regardless of market conditions. Additionally, Member States have the possibility to support three risk management tools (insurance schemes, mutual funds and an Income Stabilisation Tool) through their rural development programmes. The European Parliament has been working actively on the issue of price volatility in agricultural markets, notably by organising a hearing and launching an own-initiative report on the subject. It will also play a crucial role in determining the next CAP framework. Looking to the future, direct payments, which reduce income volatility by providing a stable form of revenue for farmers, will probably still play a role in the CAP after 2020, but a political shift towards the further development of risk management tools, especially the Income Stabilisation Tool, could be at the core of the debate on the future of the European agricultural policy. Please click here for the full publication in PDF format

Research for AGRI Committee - State of Play of Risk Management Tools Implemented by Member States During the Period 2014-2020: National and European Framework

15-03-2016

The study aims at reviewing the implementing arrangements adopted recently by the EU Member States with regard to the risk management provisions in the agricultural sector. The study develops a general overview of the state of play of risk management in 2014/2020 Rural Development Programmes submitted by Member States (or Regions); examines similarities and differences in risk management tools implemented in order to gain a better understanding of their scope, their design, their limits and their ...

The study aims at reviewing the implementing arrangements adopted recently by the EU Member States with regard to the risk management provisions in the agricultural sector. The study develops a general overview of the state of play of risk management in 2014/2020 Rural Development Programmes submitted by Member States (or Regions); examines similarities and differences in risk management tools implemented in order to gain a better understanding of their scope, their design, their limits and their potential efficiency; and suggests future CAP developments related to risk management in order to deal more effectively with income uncertainties and market volatility.

Extern avdelning

Isabel Bardají and Alberto Garrido (Coordinators ; Research Centre for the Management of Agricultural and Environmental Risks - CEIGRAM) ; Irene Blanco, Ana Felis and José María Sumpsi (Research Centre for the Management of Agricultural and Environmental Risks - CEIGRAM, France) ; Tomás García-Azcárate (Institute of Economics, Geography and Demography - CSIC, France) ; with the collaboration of: Geoffroy Enjolras (University Grenoble Alpes, France) ; Fabian Capitanio (University of Naples Federico II, Italy)

The Spanish Agricultural Insurance Scheme: National experiences and recommendations - Looking at the CAP post 2013

14-05-2010

The growing uncertainties faced by agriculture can be successfully managed by means of insurance. The Spanish agricultural insurance scheme is based on a mixed “public/private” model and is designed to guarantee crop and livestock farmers coverage for any uncontrollable natural phenomenon. The system is consolidated, with an establishment of 55%, and it now has the experience to advance, bringing in new coverages such as market risks.

The growing uncertainties faced by agriculture can be successfully managed by means of insurance. The Spanish agricultural insurance scheme is based on a mixed “public/private” model and is designed to guarantee crop and livestock farmers coverage for any uncontrollable natural phenomenon. The system is consolidated, with an establishment of 55%, and it now has the experience to advance, bringing in new coverages such as market risks.

Extern avdelning

Mr Fernando J. BURGAZ, Entidad Estatal de Seguros Agrarios (ENESA)

The increase in risk exposure of the European farmers: EU and North American tools - Looking at the CAP post 2013

14-05-2010

This note provides an extended analysis on private strategies that could be adopted by farmers to manage their risk and on the role that public policies might play in supporting such strategies, providing a comparison between EU and North American tools. The ultimate objective is the definition of a framework of policy instruments that could be adopted at EU-wide and at MS level to effectively confront the problem of risk and crises management in agriculture.

This note provides an extended analysis on private strategies that could be adopted by farmers to manage their risk and on the role that public policies might play in supporting such strategies, providing a comparison between EU and North American tools. The ultimate objective is the definition of a framework of policy instruments that could be adopted at EU-wide and at MS level to effectively confront the problem of risk and crises management in agriculture.

Extern avdelning

Mr. Fabian CAPITANIO, University of Naples Federico II, ISMEA

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