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  • Big data approaches to crop insurance in Asia (PDF, 972kb)

    17 August 2016

    Administering crop insurance in Asian countries with small fragmented agriculture land holdings is an expensive affair, but
    costs can be substantially lowered with the introduction of index-based or parametric insurance schemes. These are managed,
    however, through relatively generic data measurements that do not always capture the experiences of individual farmers.

  • Agro insurance hotspot: Sri Lanka (PDF, 1.90mb)

    03 May 2016

    Agriculture employs one in three people in Sri Lanka and contributes
    over ten percent to export income. This important sector of the economy relies on rain – a resource that will become increasingly unpredictable with global warming. Protecting farmers against future floods and droughts is paramount to keep employment and income from this economic pillar growing.

  • Aquaculture in India – growing a new industry (PDF, 1.61mb)

    28 August 2015

    India’s marine food exports rose from USD 1.64 billion in 2009/10 to USD 4.95 billion in 2013/14. Most of this growth stemmed from aquaculture – an industry set to advance.

  • Agro insurance hotspot: Ivory Coast (PDF, 1.14mb)

    30 March 2015

    Agriculture is the vehicle for employment and economic growth in the Ivory Coast. Nearly seven out of ten work the land. Farming also contributes
    27% to its GDP. A large share of the income depends on the exports of coffee and cocoa. The latter has a 40% share of the world market. These
    seemingly thriving agricultural sectors are subjected to the vagaries of nature, such as floods, droughts and wildfires.