Institute Committees

The following is a list of the initial committees created by the International Institute for Agriculture Risk Management.

Policy Committee

The Board may, by resolution adopted by a majority of the whole Board, name two or more persons, one of whom must be a Board member, as a policy committee. This committee’s function will be to set policy for the Institute as to initiatives, objectives, ethics and other policy matters for the Institute as deemed necessary to meet the goals of the Institute.

Core Faculty Committee

The Board may, by resolution adopted by a majority of the whole Board, name two or more persons, one of whom must be a Board member, as a Core Faculty Committee. This committee’s function will be to seek and retain faculty members to insure the continual classes offered by the Institute. The Institute Faculty is organized in three distinct areas of focus with overlapping membership. The Core Faculty Committee will be responsible for curriculum design, course dissemination strategies and will recommend faculty members for a Permanent Faculty and an Adjunct Faculty subject to approval of the Board. The Permanent Faculty is primarily responsible for course development as well as the development of the supporting materials and presentations for various dissemination strategies. The Adjunct Faculty will operate on temporary assignments to the Institute to fulfill specific geographical and/or projects needs.

Projects Committee

The Board may, by resolution adopted by a majority of the whole Board, name two or more persons, one of whom must be a Board member, as a Project Committee. Such project committee will solicit and develop international business opportunities on behalf of the Institute for approval by the Board. For Board approved projects the Project Committee will be responsible for the ongoing management of projects on behalf of the Institute including: (i) developing project work plans with client countries, donor agencies, foundations, and other potential project contributors/stakeholders; (ii) defining a project leader and team to represent the Institute (iii) ensuring that appropriate Institute resources (faculty, professionals, management, professionals) are available to meet project deliverables; (iv) ensuring that projects operate on time and on budget relative to work plans; (v) adjusting work plans and budgets, if necessary, to ensure project success; and (iv) ongoing project reporting to the Board.

Financial Development Committee

The Board may, by resolution adopted by a majority of the whole Board, name two or more persons, one of whom must be a Board member, as a financial development committee. This committee’s function will be to continuously pursue funding mechanisms and opportunities with Foundations, government entities and private parties to pursue the goals and objectives of the Institute. The Executive Committee shall have oversight and shall be responsible for the activities conducted by the Financial Development Committee.

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Goals for the Institute

Developing Countries:
To develop sustainable agricultural risk management programs for developing countries that result in economic stability and new sources of “risk capital” for their agriculture sectors.

Developed Countries:
To provide a training, succession planning, and “analytical research capability” environment for developed country governments and private companies engaged or expanding their work in agricultural risk management.




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