Share the Risks of Provisioning

Who assumes the risks involved in production and distribution?

Share the Risks of Provisioning source

When boundaries between consumption and production are no longer separate, but blurred, participants assume economic risks together. When risk is shared and production and consumption are blended, more people participate in deciding what, when, and how to produce. The risk-sharing made possible by commoning shows that it is possible to depart from the logic of capital-driven economies.

> The risks for individuals are relative. The potential benefits for everyone, however, are great.

# Examples

- Failed harvests are among the production risks involved in agriculture. CSAs help to share such risks among many households by having them contribute money to farmers at the beginning of a growing season. - Crowdfunding enables people to make collective, upfront investments in final products without sacrificing a project’s independence to investors or lenders. - By decommodifying land and removing it from speculative markets, community land trusts reduce the overhead costs of housing, farming, and other needs.