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book chapter

Insurance opportunities against weather risks for smallholder farmers in Africa

Chapter 6 provides important insights into the promises and limits of production risk management through financial mechanisms. In particular the authors investigate the role that weather index insurance can play in generating better adaptation…

discussion paper

Drought-tolerant rice, weather index insurance, and comprehensive risk management for smallholders: Evidence from a multiyear field experiment in India

This paper provides some of the first empirical evidence on farmers’ demand for two drought risk–management products: a recently released DT rice cultivar and a more comprehensive DT-WII risk–management bundle. The paper makes several noteworthy…

project paper

Picture-based insurance: is it sustainable? Effects on willingness to pay, adverse selection, and moral hazard

This project note hence describes to what extent picture-based crop insurance is viable from an economic point of view, addressing the following questions: (1) Do farmers strategically reduce crop management efforts (that is, does PBI induce moral…

project paper

Picture-based crop insurance: Is it feasible? Using farmers’ smartphone pictures to minimize the costs of loss verification

The Picture-Based Crop Insurance (PBI) project aims to develop a new way of delivering affordable and easy-to-understand crop insurance using farmers’ smartphone pictures to minimize the costs of loss verification. The project, funded by the CGIAR…

discussion paper

Insuring against droughts: Evidence on agricultural intensification and index insurance demand from a randomized evaluation in rural Bangladesh

It is widely acknowledged that unmitigated risks provide a disincentive for otherwise optimal investments in modern farm inputs. Index insurance provides a means for managing risk without the burdens of asymmetric information and high transaction…

booklet

A4NH flagship 3: Food safety

Food safety is moving rapidly up the development agenda as major new studies reveal its severely under-estimated importance. Foodborne disease is responsible for an enormous health burden and negative livelihood, nutritional, and economic impacts.…

discussion paper

El agro argentino: Un sistema productivo y organizacional eficiente

El reciente paradigma tecnológico que se está difundiendo a nivel mundial, caracterizado por tecnologías posibles de ser aplicadas a los recursos naturales, presenta importantes oportunidades para los países de menor desarrollo relativo, donde la…

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