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Parametric Insurance: An Important Tool for Climate Change Adaptation

Supriya Nigudkar, Business Development Lead at Agvesto, examines how parametric insurance policies can help farmers adapt to – and thrive in – a changing climate.

Climate change is one of the most pressing global challenges facing the world today. As the impacts of climate change get more severe throughout the world, it affects the livelihoods of farmers in various ways. But with changing times and an environment that is turning volatile, the agriculture industry is in dire need of methods and support to help it stay strong and secure. Continue reading

Scaling Up Agricultural Adaptation through Insurance

14 May 2017

Bonn, Germany

As climate change takes hold, increasingly erratic weather and climate shifts threaten already tenuous agricultural livelihoods and food security in the developing world. Agricultural insurance is an important tool which can help address this risk, by providing indemnity payments to farmers. Join the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) and Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture (SFSA) in this one-day conference that will bring together the climate change, agriculture and insurance communities to highlight the value of index-based insurance, draw lessons and identify key challenges for effective scaling up of index-based insurance as a climate change adaptation action. Read more >>