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CTA. 1993. Risk management. Spore 46. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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Risk analysis in dryland farming systems by Jock Anderson and John Dillon 1992 109pp ISBN 92 5 103204 1 Pbk Publications Division, FAO Via delle Terme di Caracalla 00100 Rome, ITALY
Throughout the developing world millions of small-scale farming families struggle to make a living m hers semiarid climatic conditions. Risk management is at the heart of these farmers' livelihoods. Advisers and researchers working with them need to be familiar with appropriate techniques to confront the burden of the risks and uncertainties which fill their daily lives. Risk analysis in dryland farming, systems sets out guidelines which are intended to cater for the interests of a diversity of potential readers. The introductory chapter sets out a broad philosophical position through a general discussion of risk in dryland farming systems, and gives an overview of the purpose of the work. Chapter 2 contains arguments for the need to consider risk in analysis of dryland farming systems. This need is considered from several perspectives and several different fevers of management from producer through to government. Methods for analysing risk are introduced more formally in the topics covered in Chapter 3. Just how farming systems can be designed with due allowance for the prevalence of risk is addressed in the final Chapter 4. There the discussion is pitched at several levels, ranging from particular projects within particular farming systems, to more general issues m agricultural policy and planning. Risk analysis in dryland farming systems by Jock Anderson and John Dillon 1992 109pp ISBN 92 5 103204 1 Pbk Publications Division, FAO Via delle Terme di Caracalla 00100 Rome, ITALY