28 January 2015. Recorded live in London. A high-level webcast event focused on innovations in index insurance that can safeguard the future of farmers under climate change.
This is related to the publication of a new report on Scaling up index insurance for smallholder farmers: Recent evidence and insights.
Greatrex H, Hansen JW, Garvin S, Diro R, Blakeley S, Le Guen M, Rao KN, Osgood, DE. 2015. Scaling up index insurance for smallholder farmers: Recent evidence and insights. CCAFS Report No. 14 Copenhagen: CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS).
Bad weather is a serious risk for low-income farmers, pastoralists, fisherfolk and others whose livelihoods depend on the natural resource base. The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) is working with partners around the world to develop weather index-based insurance schemes that help secure farmers’ livelihoods and give them the capacity to invest in climate-smart technologies, thereby helping to secure the world’s food supply. In a new study, CCAFS examines insurance schemes that have reached large numbers of farmers, drawing forth lessons applicable to scaling up insurance in new contexts.