India: Risk Management in Agriculture

The Hans India (October 26, 2015) Risk is an integral part of Agriculture. Each day farmer confront with different types of risks. In India Agriculture risks are exacerbated by a variety of factors, ranging from climate variability and change, frequent natural disasters, uncertainties in yields and prices, weak rural infrastructure, imperfect markets and lack of financial services etc. The five primary sources of risk in agriculture are as follows.