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  • Closing the gap: A sovereign insurance pool for Africa (PDF, 477kb)

    18 May 2018

    With 65% of the workforce employed in agriculture, millions of people living in sub-Saharan Africa depend on farming not only for food, but also for incomes and livelihoods. Without enough rain to feed the land, the effects can be devastating.

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  • Agro insurance hotspot: Angola (PDF, 1.27mb)

    15 October 2015

    While the potential of agriculture in Angola is huge, so are the threats. In particular, drought and floods endanger farmers’ harvests. Keeping farmers in business, even if disaster strikes, is a key task and a great opportunity for the fast growing Angolan insurance sector.

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  • Agro insurance hotspot: Senegal (PDF, 1.22mb)

    15 October 2015

    Climate and fertile soils are the backbones of the agricultural sector in Senegal. Groundnut, cotton, tobacco, fruits and vegetables are its main cash crops. Livestock contributes about 37% to agricultural value and 5.5% to GDP. Protecting these businesses against drought, floods and storm will be key for more development in the future.

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  • Agro insurance hotspot: Zimbabwe (PDF, 1.27mb)

    15 October 2015

    Zimbabwe supplies one third of tobacco worldwide. But not only is tobacco king in the country, fertile soils and a moderate climate make it perfect to grow maize, sugar cane, cassava, wheat, cotton, tea and oranges. Hail, drought, floods and storms endanger these crops and with it the core of Zimbabwe’s economy.

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    Agro insurance hotspot: Zambia (PDF, 1.59mb)

    02 June 2015

    Zambia offers fertile land for a wide variety of crops and livestock. At the
    same time, this potential is threatened by irregular rainfall. Droughts endanger
    farmland and ignite wildfires, while heavy rains burst river banks
    sweeping whole harvests away.

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  • Agro insurance hotspot: Cameroon (PDF, 1.15mb)

    30 March 2015

    A large share of Cameroon’s income depends on the export of agriculture commodities, mainly cocoa, cotton and natural rubber. These segments
    can be deeply impacted if the threats of floods and drought in the country come to pass.

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    Agro hotspot: Nigeria (PDF, 1.20mb)

    04 March 2015

    Growth in agriculture is especially important, since seven out of ten Nigerians make their living working the land, and food is currently imported rather than shipped abroad. To make farming an attractive business, protection is required against the country’s key perils − windstorms and floods in the tropical south and droughts in the more arid north.

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  • Swiss Re Corporate Solutions obtains South Africa licence, sets up office in Johannesburg

    23 February 2015

    Swiss Re Corporate Solutions announces that its new wholly owned subsidiary, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions Advisors South Africa Pty Ltd, is now licenced by the South African Financial Services Board to operate in the country as a Financial Services Provider (FSP).

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  • Agro insurance hotspot: Uganda (PDF, 1.20mb)

    19 January 2015

    Uganda is one of the most fertile countries in Africa and has a strong agricultural sector. with drought being a major peril by impact, innovative index insurance policies are needed for farmers and livestock.

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  • Agro insurance hotspot: Kenya (PDF, 1.20mb)

    15 October 2014

    Livestock, corn, fruit, flowers, tea, coffee and vegetables – Kenya has it all. But its agricultural wealth is exposed to many hazards. Droughts frequently endanger large parts of the country and are the number one risk. Floods are also a common occurrence and have locally severe impacts.

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  • Agro insurance hotspot: Mozambique (PDF, 852kb)

    14 July 2014

    Floods, cyclones, droughts and hail – these are the main threats to the core of Mozambique s economy: agriculture. Employing 80% of the workforce and generating 29% of country GDP, working the land is the pillar that supports large parts of business in the country.

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  • Sub-Saharan Africa – breadbasket
    for a growing population (PDF, 710kb)

    05 May 2014

    Farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa are heavily exposed to weather-related events like flood or drought. If they are hit by a natural catastrophe they often abandon their land. Insurance can help to keep farmers in business and contribute to a more resilient society.

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