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ITV Paula

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

ITV Dan

Dan Osgood, Lead Scientist – IRI, talks about using index insurance solutions to manage climate risk issues

ITV Alex

Alex Scherer, CEO of AXA Corporate Solutions – Americas, talks about the growing role of Index Insurance in managing climate risks
PG activities started in 2012 with index insurance for maize and groundnuts. The first year the price of the product was very high and few farmers bought the product. The product was reviewed with the farmers’ organizations and CIRAD in 2013.
In Mozambique, agriculture accounts for approximately 32% of GDP and involves over 81% of the population (CIA, 2012). Yet, only a fraction of Mozambique’s potentially arable land is currently under cultivation.
GIIF activities in Mali started in 2010 based on a funding from AECF (Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund) and ILO (Microinsurance Innovation Facility).
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.
Haiti is one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world with earthquakes, hurricanes and flash floods.
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.
MicroEnsure operated two main weather index insurance products in Rwanda: 1) Weather station-based product that provides coverage against dry spells and excess rain. To insure against the effects of dry spells, cumulative rainfall is measured daily over a pre-determined period (typically between 30 and 45 days). If the cumulative rainfall falls below a set threshold for the period, a payout is made. 2) Satellite-based product that also provides coverage against dry spells and excess rain. Cumulative rainfall over a number of consecutive decades (typically three decades for dry spells and one...
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