Category Archives: Risk and volatility

RISK MANAGEMENT IN A VOLATILE IRISH CLIMATE

A subject that was particularly disliked by many of our agricultural business management students was statistics. So why did we teach it? The rational was simply that farm management planning is about risk management and it is imperative that decision-makers … Continue reading

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PRICE CYCLES IN AGRICULTURE AND MARKET VOLATILITY

An issue in Ireland that concerns me is the understanding of price cycles. They are nothing new. For a brief read on the subject I would recommend ‘An introduction to economics for students of agriculture; first published in 1980 and … Continue reading

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