This paper is a distillation of the findings of the work undertaken by the World Bank, in the weather index insurance field. It is deliberately not a collation of case studies, but rather a practical overview of the subject. The purpose of this paper is to introduce world bank task managers and development professionals, who are not insurance sector specialists, to weather index insurance. The paper seeks to place this relatively new insurance product in a broader context of agricultural risk management and more specifically within the context of agricultural insurance.
Despite advances in the use of remote sensing technology in the field of agriculture, data analysis & developing applications for agricultural risk management have proved to be more complex and expensive than anticipated
Index insurance has been on the agenda for at least two decades now. Much progress has been achieved in the area of index insurance, especially in product design. Nevertheless, the high expectations placed on index insurance, especially in developing economies, have not been fulfilled. This is mainly due to the fact that the solution was sought at the product level first and foremost, with no appropriate conceptual and institutional framework having been established at the start.
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FAO Pro-poor Livestock Policy Facility (PPLPF): Fostering the Policy Dialogue in Support of Equitable Safe and Clean Livestock Farming
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Agricultural risk, insurance and income: A study of India's comprehensive crop insurance scheme (CCIS)
Protocol - The effectiveness of micro-insurance in helping small-holders manage weather-related risks.
This is the protocol for a systematic review which will examine the effectiveness of weather insurance and area-yield based crop insurance in helping small holders manage weather-related risk in low and middle-income countries. The protocol provides background information and details of the methods to be used.
Index Insurance for Managing Climate-Related Agricultural Risk: Toward a Strategic Research Agenda. Workshop Report, December 2011.
In October 2011, the CGIAR program on Climate Change, Agriculture and
Food Security (CCAFS) and the Index Insurance Innovation Initiative (I4)
organized a joint workshop hosted by the International Food Policy Research
Institute (IFPRI). The workshop was designed to identify and address issues
surrounding index-based insurance for smallholder farmers and the rural
poor in the developing world.
Consumer-driven demand for meat and dairy products is driving an increase in livestock production and demand for improved animal healthcare services. These must be effective, affordable and accessible to ensure a profitable livestock sector. Especially important are the needs of poor livestock keepers who may have no other means of livelihood and who, following privatisation, may have become excluded from animal healthcare services.