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Satellite Data Help Smallholder Farmers Gain Access to Insurance

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Satellite Data Help Smallholder Farmers Gain Access to Insurance

As part of Devex’s Going for Goals series, GIIF Program Manager Fatou Assah discusses how satellite data help smallholder farmers gain access to insurance. The "Going for Goals" series explores "innovative financing mechanisms, asking how cross-sector collaboration can lead to improved outcomes, and discussing what it takes to build successful partnerships for change." in line with the Sustainable Development Goals.

"We use satellite data to forecast if, for example, grass will grow enough for the cattle. And then we can tell herders, 'Do not move to that area because there won't be any feed,'" Ms. Assah demonstrates how satellite data can be useful.

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