Risk and Uncertainty Lecture: Governance challenges as risk for agricultural development
Within the UNU Bonn/ZEF Risk and Uncertainty Lecture Series, Professor Regina Birner
spoke on 29 February 2012 on governance challenges as risk for agricultural development. Professor Birner is
Social and Institutional Change in Agricultural Development at the University
of Hohenheim, Germany.
Joachim von Braun, ZEF-Director
Discussant: Fabrice Renaud, UNU-EHS
Background: Risk and Uncertainty Lecture
In this seminar series we
address opportunities, risks and uncertainties for development. Uncertainty,
i.e. the unknown unknowns, is a particular challenge. Risk and uncertainty have
become a focal topic among development researchers, policy makers and
practitioners as worldwide, economy and ecology have been assailed by a series
of global crises: financial crisis, high and volatile food and oil price,
and/or climate change. These crises present threats to development and to the
achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The understanding,
mitigating and controlling of risk and uncertainty is far from being
understood. The seminar series provides a forum for agenda setting and discussion
on related themes with leading experts in this field of research and policy.
The lecture series
is coorganized by ZEF and the United Nations University (UNU) in Bonn.