Presentation: Promoting Adoption of Improved Production Technologies among Smallholders in Ghana via Coupled Credit and Index Insurance Contracts

This three-year program of research, outreach, and education  was to promote the use of index insurance to expand access to credit, and to increase adoption of improved production practices among African smallholders. The research question is whether index insurance backed by contingent credit con reduce the impacts of widespread agricultural loan defaults in wake of adverse systemic events. This should allow lenders to expand access to credit among smallholders and reduce interest rates.

This presentation is based on AMA Innovation Lab projects for the 2013 BASIS/I4 Technical Committee Meeting. This meeting gathered researchers affiliated with the Index Insurance Innovation Initiative (I4) at UC Davis.

This presentation took place in University of California Davis, United States.