Feasibility study for the development and implementation of index-based crop microinsurance for cotton farmers in Tajikistan

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The aim of this feasibility study is to examine the potential and feasibility for index-based crop insurance for the cotton sector in Tajikistan. The study was carried out after a methodology assessment was performed based on secondary data collection, field missions, focus group surveys, through direct and conference call meetings, as well as desk work analysis based on the DSSAT crop estimation model.

TUW SKOK, Poland

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As the primary insurance provider of the Polish credit unions (CUs), TUW SKOK’s history is linked to the re-emergence of the credit union movement after the fall of communism. Not long after the new credit unions began collecting savings, the National Association of Cooperative Savings and Credit Unions (NACSCU) planned for the provision of insurance as well. In 1993, CUNA Mutual and the Foundation for Polish Credit Unions (FPCU) launched Benefit, a joint venture that provided loan protection, life savings and funeral insurance.

Managing agricultural risk at the country level:the case of index-based livestock insurance in Mongolia

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This paper describes the index-based livestock insurance program in Mongolia designed in the context of a World Bank lending operation with Government of Mongolia and implemented on a pilot basis in 2005. This program involves a combination of self-insurance by herders, market-based insurance, and social insurance. Herders retain small losses, larger losses are transferred to the private insurance industry, and extreme or catastrophic losses are transferred to the government using a public safety net program.

Piloting index-based livestock insurance in Mongolia

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This note describes the index-based livestock insurance program in Mongolia designed in the context of a World Bank lending operation with the Government of Mongolia. This project presents a unique opportunity to design and implement an original agriculture insurance program using a country-wide agricultural risk management model designed by the World Bank.

Efficiency of selected risk management instruments– An empirical analysis of risk reduction in Kazakhstani crop production

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Recent academic discussion regarding crop insurance in developing and transition countries has focused on weather index insurance. But empirical analyses of such schemes based on farm level data cannot be found in the literature, though this insurance type shows clear advantages compared to multiple-peril crop insurance and revenue insurance.

Instruments reducing climatic risk for Russian agriculture

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The paper evaluates technical solutions and two main tapes of index-based insurance: area yield insurance and weather-based index insurance regarding their efficiency in reducing climatic risks of Russian farms in the steppes zone. The analysis considers area yield insurance at two levels of aggregation - oblast and rayon (county) level. Weather-based index insurance products are drawn up by combining two weather parameters – daily precipitation and daily average air temperature.

Les nouvelles voies de la microassurance en France

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Largement méconnue, non seulement du grand public mais également de nombre d’assureurs eux-mêmes, la microassurance reste encore souvent confondue avec un simple complément du micro-crédit. Du moins en France, car dans nombre de pays en développement (émergents, à revenus intermédiaires, ou moins avancés), cette situation est en train d’évoluer, la microassurance devenant un champ à part entière avec comme résultat la construction d’assurances populaires.

Market feasibility study: Microinsurance in the republic of Moldova

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The purpose of the present study was to assess the feasibility of introducing microinsurance in Moldova. To address this key question, an understanding of both the supply side (current insurance market) and the demand side (risks faced by low-income persons and the coping strategies used to manage these risks) was necessary. The majority of the primary research was conducted on-site in Moldova, in Chisinau and its environs, during the month of March 2009.

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

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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.

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