Erasmus+ FaRMeR Project – Farms Risk Management to Enhance Resilience

About Erasmus+ FaRMeR Project
The agri-food sector is one of the largest economic sectors in EU with approximately 12 million farmers employed, and about half of EU land territory dedicated to farming. Farmers across Europe deal with risks and make decisions every day that affect their farming operations. They are on a standard basis exposed to threats and uncertainties and as a result they cannot in several cases understand, assess, and effectively manage them. The FaRMeR project, a two-year Erasmus+ project, will develop a FaRMeR Resilience Framework – Risk Management Methodology (a rigorous and holistic methodology) for assessing and managing agricultural risks taking into consideration the special context of EU countries and especially in rural and remote areas. The methodology addresses the baseline theory and provides an implementation process for any Farmer to deploy risk management in their business. Furthermore, a FARMER Course – training curriculum divided into individual learning modules (Threat Identification, Risk Management Strategy and Risk Management Policy) will be developed, covering the whole spectrum of knowledge and competence on Risk Management in Agriculture operations and management as well as the use of digital tools to control and ultimately mitigate risks. Finally, to encompass all the results and training content the FaRMeR Online Platform will be developed, ensuring that the content is easily available in a single location and accessed by target groups on an individual basis.

Erasmus+ FaRMeR Project in numbers
Approximately 80 farmers will directly benefit from testing the implementation of the FaRMeR Resilience Framework.

Three Farms will apply on business the Framework during the Pilot Study.

The transnational nature of the project will ensure that the FaRMeR project is promoted and adapted in 4 European countries.

The FaRMER project will be supported by ten Associated Partners.

An estimated 25 Agricultural Consultants will benefit from the project results.

CONSULAI’s role in the project

In this project CONSULAI is the responsible for Project Result 1 – Score My Resilience (SMR) Tool, meaning that CONSULAI will oversee the creation of a web-based questionnaire where farmers can assess their risk management level. CONSULAI will also be the intermediary between the project and Portuguese farmers.
CONSULAI is also leading Activity 3 – Share, Promotion and Use (SPU) Management, being responsible for developing the projects SPU strategy and planning, and to articulate with partners to ensure the project has the greatest possible impact for stakeholders and target groups.

Francisca Viveiros |

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