Executive Level Course

This course material is targeted at high-ranking public officials and/or representatives from private sector insurance and reinsurance firms.

Because these officials have substantial limits on their time, the course materials will be concise (e.g., two-day conferences) and focus on: the rationale for ex ante versus ex post solutions; governance, legislation and agriculture policy frameworks; roles for various stakeholders in the insurance network; scenarios to incorporate risk management strategies within an agricultural policy framework; the basic principals of insurance and risk management strategies; operational requirements; and, personnel, infrastructure and resources to implement viable solutions in their respective countries. Course participants will have knowledge of the agricultural and social risks as well as infrastructure constraints within their own countries. The course objective is to make participants aware of the value of planned and transparent institutional risk management programs and the necessary resources and expertise required for their implementation. Following this course, officials will be able to determine the personnel they will need to participate in the progressive technical coursework to move forward with an ex ante direction to agricultural risk management. In addition, they will be able to identify key officials, departments, and private entities (governments) which may be useful contacts to provide resources (data, personnel) for the development and delivery of a crop insurance program within their respective countries. These contacts will be instrumental in providing information to the Institute relevant to their respective countries to bolster case study reviews, data and operational assessments, and enhance the interaction among participants.


Goals for the Institute

Developing Countries:
To develop sustainable agricultural risk management programs for developing countries that result in economic stability and new sources of “risk capital” for their agriculture sectors.

Developed Countries:
To provide a training, succession planning, and “analytical research capability” environment for developed country governments and private companies engaged or expanding their work in agricultural risk management.

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