PIM Webinar: Helping smallholder farmers manage risks
The PIM Webinar “Helping smallholder farmers manage risks: Innovations to improve agricultural insurance” was conducted on September 19, 2018 by Berber Kramer (IFPRI) and Patrick Ward (Duke Kunshan University).
We discussed two research-based innovations in the agricultural insurance: (1) bundling of index-based insurance products with novel climate-smart risk-reducing agricultural technologies and practices, and (2) a new technology that uses smartphone photo data over time to create a new picture-based insurance product. The major advantage of field-based monitoring is that it can be used to reduce basis risk. Findings from research in India and Bangladesh were presented. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/AgInsuranceWebinar
September 24, 2018