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Index-based insurance: a pathway out of poverty?

A recent workshop sought solutions to index insurance challenges. If the rains fail, a farmer can lose everything. With even the chance of a bad year, investing in new crop varieties and technologies might be too risky. Year after year, she’s caught in the trap of low production. Weather index-based insurance emerged at the beginning … Continue reading

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Index-based insurance arms East African pastoralists against uncertainty

On 19 September, IBLI collaborator Michael Carter from the University of California-Davis gave an in-depth presentation at the latest live streamed science seminar held by the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS). He discussed how index-based insurance is moving forward as a viable policy alternative to insure farmers against risks, … Continue reading