Following government demands, the Platform for Agricultural Risk Management (PARM), identified information systems as one of the main limiting factors to assess and manage risks to make informed decisions and investments into agricultural risk management tools in several sub-Saharan African countries. In response, PARM finalised a study on "Information Systems for Agricultural Risk Management (IS-ARM)" in seven Sub-Saharan Africa Countries: Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Niger, Senegal and Uganda.
In occasion of the publication of the study, PARM launches an international knowledge-sharing workshop aiming at capitalising from the findings of the report and other experiences and innovations on information systems for agricultural risk management. The main objective of the workshop is to strengthen knowledge creation and sharing, and to raise awareness among stakeholders for enhanced agricultural risk management. The workshop will involve collaborative dialogue and knowledge-sharing among different risk thematic experts, including Benjamin Addom, CTA Senior Programme Coordinator, Data4Ag.