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.
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.
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.Download
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.