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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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  • Destaque - seguros agrícolas: Angola (PDF, 1.29mb)

    03 May 2016

    A agricultura tem o potencial de se tornar um pilar da economia local
    tal como a indústria petrolífera que actualmente domina o país. O seu
    potencial é enorme, assim também os riscos. Em particular, as secas e as cheias colocam as colheitas dos agricultores em perigo. Manter agricultores no negócio no caso da ocorrência de danos, é uma tarefa essencial e uma excelente oportunidade para o rápido crescimento do sector de seguros angolano.

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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: Senegal (PDF, 1.24mb)

    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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  • Destaque – seguros agrícolas: Moçambique (PDF, 879kb)

    30 January 2015

    Enchentes, ciclones, secas e geadas – são estas as principais ameaças
    à economia de Moçambique: a agricultura. Ao empregar 80% da força
    de trabalho e gerar 29% do PIB, o trabalho na terra é o pilar que sustenta
    uma grande fatia dos negócios do país.

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  • L’assurance agricole en ligne de mire : le Mozambique (PDF, 349kb)

    30 January 2015

    Inondations, cyclones, sécheresses et grêle – tels sont les principaux
    risques qui menacent le coeur de l’économie du Mozambique :
    l’agriculture. Le travail de la terre, qui emploie 80 % de la main d’oeuvre
    et génère 29 % du PIB, est le pilier qui supporte de grands pans de
    l’économie du pays.

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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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