Innovative microinsurance distribution: Pionner Seeds

This case study on innovative microinsurance distribution analyses the case of an agriculture input supplier who purchased a blanket insurance product that insured an agreed value of seeds against low rainfall in the sowing season. The company, leveraging its robust marketing channels, passed on the benefits of this cover to farmers who purchased the seeds in small pre-packed quantities. The insurance cover was bundled with the seed packets, covering the extent of its cost. Thus, a mainstream insurance product, without much hassle, was translated into a microinsurance cover.

Index Insurance in China, in The Potential for Scale and Sustainability in Weather Index Insurance

The Weather Risk Management Facility, a joint undertaking of IFAD and WFP, reviewed a range of recent experiences with index insurance programmes around the world, analysing the key actors, features of the products, and their successes and challenges. These pilot programmes have demonstrated the great potential of index insurance as a risk-management tool. They suggest that index insurance could not only provide an additional effective, market-mediated solution to promote agricultural development, but it could also make disaster relief more effective.

Index Insurance for farm families in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, in The Potential for Scale and Sustainability in Weather Index Insurance

The Weather Risk Management Facility reviewed a range of recent experiences with index insurance programmes around the world, analysing the key actors, features of the products, and their successes and challenges. These pilot programmes have demonstrated the great potential of index insurance as a risk-management tool. They suggest that index insurance could not only provide an additional effective, market-mediated solution to promote agricultural development, but it could also make disaster relief more effective.

Financing agriculture value chains in Central America

Agricultural value chain financing (VCF) is an emerging phenomenon in the region but it is not well studied. Historically, small- and medium-sized famers experience problems accessing formal finance. Participation in a well-structured and dynamic supply chain seems to improve chances of obtaining financing, either directly from larger more liquid agents in the same chain or indirectly from external formal lenders based on the type of relationships and degrees of connectedness in the chain (advance sale contracts, technical assistance agreements, length of transaction history, etc.).

Index insurance pilot in Ukraine, in The Potential for scale and sustainability in weather index insurance

The Weather Risk Management Facility, a joint undertaking of IFAD and WFP, reviewed a range of recent experiences with index insurance programmes around the world, analysing the key actors, features of the products, and their successes and challenges. These pilot programmes have demonstrated the great potential of index insurance as a risk-management tool. They suggest that index insurance could not only provide an additional effective, market-mediated solution to promote agricultural development, but it could also make disaster relief more effective.

Index Insurance in Ethiopia, in The Potential for scale and sustainability in weather Index Insurance

The Weather Risk Management Facility, a joint undertaking of IFAD and WFP, reviewed a range of recent experiences with index insurance programmes around the world, analysing the key actors, features of the products, and their successes and challenges. These pilot programmes have demonstrated the great potential of index insurance as a risk-management tool. They suggest that index insurance could not only provide an additional effective, market-mediated solution to promote agricultural development, but it could also make disaster relief more effective.

PepsiCo contract farming in India, in The Potential for scale and sustainability in weather index insurance

The Weather Risk Management Facility, a joint undertaking of IFAD and WFP, reviewed a range of recent experiences with index insurance programmes around the world, analysing the key actors, features of the products, and their successes and challenges. These pilot programmes have demonstrated the great potential of index insurance as a risk-management tool. They suggest that index insurance could not only provide an additional effective, market-mediated solution to promote agricultural development, but it could also make disaster relief more effective.

Establishing an Index Insurance Trigger for Crop Loss in Northern Ghana

As a consequence of climate change, agriculture in many parts of the world has become a riskier business activity. Given the dependence on agriculture in developing countries, this increased risk has a potentially dramatic effect on the lives of people throughout the developing world especially as it relates to their financial inclusion and sustainable access to capital. This study analyses the relationships between rainfall per crop gestation period and crop yields and studies the likelihood of crop yield losses.

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