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Risk Management in Agriculture in Australia


  • Shingo Kimura


  • Jesús Antón



This report analyzes the agricultural risk management system in Australia, applying a holistic approach that considers the interactions between all sources of risk, farmers. strategies and policies. The policy analysis is structured around three layers of risk that require a differentiated policy response: normal (frequent) risks that should be retained by the farmer, marketable intermediate risks that can be transferred through market tools, and catastrophic risk that requires government assistance. The main focus of risk management policy in Australia is drought risk and this paper assesses the objective and instruments of the country.s national drought policy framework.

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  • Shingo Kimura & Jesús Antón, 2011. "Risk Management in Agriculture in Australia," OECD Food, Agriculture and Fisheries Papers 39, OECD Publishing.
  • Handle: RePEc:oec:agraaa:39-en

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    1. Mosadegh Sedghy, Bahareh & Tamini, Lota Dabio & Lambert, Remy, 2018. "Effects of Price Insurance Programs on Supply Response: A Case Study of Corn Farmers in Quebec," MPRA Paper 93816, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 30 Nov 2018.
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    3. Vilhelm, V. & Špička, J. & Valder, A., 2015. "Public Support of Agricultural Risk Management – Situation and Prospects," AGRIS on-line Papers in Economics and Informatics, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Faculty of Economics and Management, vol. 7(2), pages 1-10, June.
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    agricultural policy; bio-security; catastrophic risk; climate change; cost sharing; drought policy; index insurance; risk-management;

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    • Q18 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Policy; Food Policy

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