As climate-related disasters are expected to grow in size and frequency with climate change, insurance may prove critical to relief and recovery, especially for small-scale farmers in developing countries.
A workshop in Kenya on July 4-5, 2017 provided a platform for sharing knowledge that can help agricultural insurance to achieve market scale and development impact for poor and vulnerable agriculturalists worldwide.
In a game to simulate fishery co-management in Tanzania, groups of five fishers holding spoons and buckets stood around bins of beans. The buckets represented their boats, and the bins were bodies of water. The beans were fish.
Small-scale farmers in developing economies worldwide may soon have better financial tools to manage the risk of drought with a new AMA Innovation Lab project using ultra-high resolution satellite data.
The first East Africa Evidence to Action Conference brought together over 200 delegates to discuss challenges and opportunities in the uptake of evidence-based research and evaluation by policy makers.
This USAID-focused event was an opportunity to bring researchers and policy-makers into the same room to discuss index insurance and its function as a promising tool for building resilience among impoverished farmers around the world.
A study in Mozambique found that the main reason farmers did not use vouchers for inputs was a lack of cash for co-payments to purchase the seed-fertilizer package. This suggests a more generous initial subsidy could bring spur greater learning across a broader range of farmers.