Agriculture and Food Insecurity Risk Management (AFIRM)
The livelihoods of millions of African producers are constantly threatened by a broad range of risks from climate and other natural hazards, to price volatility and unpredictable markets and policies. These risk factors are major impediments to expanding financial services, investment and hence productivity in agriculture. Agriculture and Food Insecurity Risk Management (AFIRM) aims to foster a shift in mind-set from managing crises to managing risks. This is done by supporting Regional Economic Communities and African countries in mainstreaming AFIRM in their national development plans.