The fourth work package builds on the inputs from the three other WPs of the ARISE project. Based on the inputs provided by the WP3 providing the procurement and contractual frameworks tying producers with crop buyers, together with the risk metrics produced with the joint inputs of WP2 and WP3, short-to-long term de-risking solutions will be studied by using agricultural supply chains as case studies.
The solutions developed will allow stakeholders to benefit from the value added by the adoption of sustainable and climate resilient cropping practices and water management solutions. They will also strengthen the contractual arrangements tying crop buyers to farmers, and reflect the added-value resulting from the adoption of optimum climate resilient and sustainable practices. The new contracting mechanisms are also carried out in order to encode the inclusiveness of value chains where farmers and smallholder farmers welfare and risk taking is equitably shared across stakeholders.
The work package activities will be carried out in close collaboration with industrial partners from the global financial and reinsurance industry, as well as with different key stakeholders involved in crop production (farmers, farmer organizations, input providers) and trading (intermediaries, manufacturers, retailers), as well local financial intermediaries.