Risk management instruments in agriculture : an assessment of efficacy and distortions

W.H.M. Baltussen, M.A.P.M. van Asseldonk, H.A.B. van der Meulen, M.P.M. Meuwissen, N.I. Valeeva, H.C.J. Vrolijk, R.C.D. Berndsen, M.B. Kort, R.J.M. van Lanen, K.J. Poppe

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The Dutch Ministry of Agriculture asked LEI, IRMA and Berenschot to evaluate different risk management instruments in terms of its initial goal(s), efficacy and distortions. At EU-level, the government involvement in agriculture insurance is discussed as part of the so called 'Health Check'. In total, 13 risk management instruments in different European countries, USA and Canada have been evaluated as well as the role of the governments with respect to risk management instruments. Based on the theoretical framework and the evaluation of the cases, recommendations for prospective risk management instruments are made.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationDen Haag
PublisherLandbouw-Economisch Instituut
Number of pages94
ISBN (Print)9789086152681
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Publication series

NameReport / LEI : Research area 1, International policy
PublisherLandbouw Economisch Instituut


  • agricultural economics
  • agricultural policy
  • risk
  • risk assessment
  • evaluation
  • agricultural insurance
  • socioeconomics
  • agricultural sector
  • european union
  • netherlands


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