An enhanced assessment of risks impacting the food and agriculture sector

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15 February, 2022




  • Climate change and episodic events constitutes the risk that determines the overall outcome of the risk network, which makes climate action critical to securing the long-term performance of the food and agriculture system.
  • Uneconomical farming is the most impacted and likely risk outcome, and cannot be addressed in isolation. To address uneconomical farming, risk mitigation activities must target a number of different risks that have a positive network impact on other risks.
  •  Top influential sector risks (i.e., the risks that influence all the other risks in the network) include Food quality & affordability; Disconnect between long-term/short-term interests; and Focus on scale, not diversification.