Risk Management and the Environment: Agriculture in Perspective

  • Bruce A. Babcock
  • Robert W. Fraser
  • Joseph N. Lekakis

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Bruce A. Babcock, Robert W. Fraser, Joseph N. Lekakis
      Pages 1-8
  3. Theory

  4. Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Amir K. Abadi Ghadim, David J. Pannell
      Pages 113-133
    3. Terrance M. Hurley, Bruce A. Babcock
      Pages 134-144
    4. Hild Rygnestad, Robert W. Fraser
      Pages 145-160
    5. Bruce A. Babcock, Robert W. Fraser, Joseph N. Lekakis
      Pages 196-198
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 199-204

About this book


Risk Management and the Environment: Agriculture in Perspective is a modern academic work that seeks to bring out both to the private and the policy sectors the importance of risk management in relation to the envi­ ronment in agriculture, as the world moves towards freer markets. Many efforts were pooled together in making this book. Three years ago, an attempt was made by one of the editors to get a project on 'Agri­ cultural Risk Management and Sustainabilty' (ARMAS) funded by the European Commission. Probably deeming the proposal as prematurely novel for Europe, the Commission's screening experts abandoned its evaluation. Following that experience it became apparent that the literature on the theme ought to be strengthened and emphasized through a book by a well known publishing house. The editorial team was formed relatively quickly and an invitation to known experts in the field for contributions was issued. Subsequently, Kluwer Academic Publishers, evaluated an edited volume proposal package, and final revisions were made prior to submitting the entire manuscript for publication. We are gratefully acknowledging the moral support of several individu­ als as well as the patience of our publishers.


Agricultural Policy Risk Assessment Risk Management agriculture environment environmental policy production

Editors and affiliations

  • Bruce A. Babcock
    • 1
  • Robert W. Fraser
    • 2
    • 3
  • Joseph N. Lekakis
    • 4
  1. 1.Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD)Iowa State UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Imperial CollegeWyeUK
  3. 3.University of Western AustraliaAustralia
  4. 4.Department of EconomicsUniversity of CreteGreece

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-6158-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-2915-4
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