Analyzing risk management in Mediterranean Countries: The Syrian perspective
New Medit, vol 11, n.3, (September 2012), pp. 35-40
Jel classification: Q01, Q18, Q19
Over the last years, Mediterranean Partner Countries (MPCs) have faced major political, institutional, economic and societal changes. As a matter of fact, the agricultural sector has been influenced by global trends and has become more and more exposed to world dynamics. The resulting exposure of MPCs’ primary sectors to risks has attracted great attention to the existing risk management tools, as well as to the role of public interventions. Our paper deepens in the risk management status quo in Syria and explores the possibility of new policy interventions. The analysis has been carried out through a field activity that allowed to understand the issue based on experts’ opinions. We performed a Delphi Method in selected Farming Systems in order to underline the key aspects of risk management in Syria: while providing empirical evidence of the main issues in risk management in Syria, the paper aims to put new feasible policy interventions under the spotlight.
risk management, agricultural policy, Syria, farming systems, Delphi