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Women Farmers in Africa, Asia to Benefit from Climate Insurance

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According to a Thomson Reuters Foundation report, The African and Asian Resilience in Disaster Insurance Scheme (ARDIS), led by VisionFund International, the microfinance arm of World Vision, and Global Parametrics, a new venture backed by the British and German governments, is setting up to help up to 4 million poor people in Africa and Asia rebuild their lives after climate disasters.
 
The insurance program will support mostly women farmers and their families, affected by droughts in Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Zambia and Cambodia, and by tropical cyclones in Myanmar.