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Compagnie Nationale d’Assurance Agricole du Sénégal (CNAAS) has selected Africa Re, the most prominent African Reinsurer, to lead the reinsurance program of 40,000 cotton and maize farmers in Senegal, jointly with AXA CS and CICA Re, according to a press release issued by Africa Re . The news indicates a positive development in the agriculture sector in Senegal, which accounts for 35% of annual GDP, as the country is facing several climate-related risks including drought and floods, undermining food production and jeopardizing food security. The development of index insurance in Senegal can...

ITV Richard

Richard Choularton, Chief - Climate Resiliance for Food Security at UN WFP, talks about using index insurance solutions to manage climate risk issues

ITV Paula

Paula Pagniez, Senior Microinsurance Specialist at Swiss Re, talks about growing private sector participation in index insurance

ITV Alex

Alex Scherer, CEO of AXA Corporate Solutions – Americas, talks about the growing role of Index Insurance in managing climate risks
In Kenya, where more than 96 percent of agricultural land is rain-fed and vulnerable to drought and erratic rain, mitigating weather-related risks for smallholder farmers is an important tool for unlocking credit.
The project will achieve the following objectives by project completion: 1. Support the development of a simple, flexible, affordable Weather-Index Based Crop Insurance product that will cater to diverse client needs for food crops in Sri Lanka 2. Assist in developing institutional capacity of SICL (Sanasa Insurance) and select agents 3. Raise awareness among at least 50,000 farmers on the availability of the index insurance product/s and its benefits
PlaNet Guarantee has designed various index insurance products in Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali and Senegal. The project works with Banks, MFIs, Cooperatives and NGOs as main distribution partners in these countries.
Guy Carpenter’s index insurance is distinguished by several unique features, including its use of a “portfolio pricing” model where the sum insured in a given region forms the basis for risk calculation. Compared to the alternative where each individual plot is priced separately, this method can result in lower premium costs by including more farmers and diverse areas in a group.
The soil that Abdoulaye Ndiaye holds in his hand is dry and dusty. A little further away in the Kaolack region the groundnut plants are already beginning to spring up in the fields, but in Paskoto village Abdoulaye and his fellow farmers have not seen a drop so far this season. "The most important challenge for us is the weather. It is God who decides. We have no choice, but are just left looking for ways to handle the situation," Abdoulaye says, now using his hand to shield his eyes against the stark sunlight.
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The Global Index Insurance Facility (GIIF), part of the World Bank Group’s Finance and Markets Global Practice, will launch indexinsuranceforum.org , an online knowledge platform for index-insurance practitioners globally on January 20, 2015. The official launch event will be held in the ACP Secretariat in Brussels, Belgium and will see GIIF’s key donors, including the European Union and The African, Caribbean and Pacific States (ACP) Group, in attendance. The platform features knowledge products, research and discussions on key issues related to the development of innovative index-insurance...
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