Insurance

Farmers in developing countries often rely heavily on their yearly harvest to feed their families. Despite the significant advantages crop insurances would offer in alleviating the risk of a crop failure, only a small…

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Representatives of the ministries of agriculture, insurance companies and academia from across Latin America came together in mid-October for an international meeting "On the right track for risk management in the…

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African smallholder farmers are getting insurance pay-outs of USD 1.5 million from the R4 Rural Resilience Initiative after low rainfall.

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Woman in Taung Ywar Village, Maungdaw, Myanmar: Smallholders are hardest hit by climate shocks. <br/> Photo: © FAO/Hkun Lat
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The new African and Asian Resilience in Disaster Insurance Scheme (ARDIS) aims to provide fast recovery lending after climate shocks to smallholder farmers. The programme is thought to be the world’s largest…

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Again and again, hurricanes, floods and droughts are rendering harvests useless throughout the world. Especially in the rural regions of the South, farmers are anything but resilient to extreme weather events. Entire…

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Internationally subsidised agricultural insurance is intended to protect farmers in developing countries from the effects of climate change. However, it can also lead to undesirable ecological and social side effects, a…

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Rice – the main staple food for billions of people in the world.<br/> Photo: IRRI
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With the aim of providing direct support to farmers affected by natural disasters, the Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC) is the main funding source for the RIICE project, which offers more efficient crop insurance for…

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Farmers cleaning a field from unharvested potatoes preparing the soil for the new season.<br/>Photo: ©IFAD/Giulio Napolitano
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A new risk-sharing facility by GIIF and Africa Re aims to lower premiums for insured farmers in Africa.

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In many countries, smallholder farmers are not insured against the loss of food crops. The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is focusing on insurance-based solutions to reduce exposure to disasters,…

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Kashmiri saffron, famous for its uniqueness in the world, is facing multiple challenges. The government is supporting the farmers with a range of measures. It recently launched a weather-based crop insurance scheme,…

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