A CGIAR Inspire Challenge Rapid Response Grant project survey of more than 1,000 men and women farmers in Odisha, India finds disparate gender dynamics in demand for and decision-making around agricultural credit.
Additional funding will help three innovative projects roll out digitally-enabled, data-driven responses to food security challenges presented by the COVID-19 crisis.
The Inspire Challenge project, “Seeing is believing,” leverages advances in information and communications technologies and data processing in order to improve insurance services for smallholder farmers.
As climate change-driven droughts, storms, and floods continue to challenge smallholder farmers, the demand for agricultural risk management solutions is increasing. But insurance for severe weather events, pests, and diseases is not always available or affordable for smallholders.
Seeing really is believing: a winning project is providing farmers with innovative and personalised insurance services by harnessing the photos from their smartphones.