This PowerPoint presentation from Swiss Re introduces the issues relating to weather risk management in agriculture in developing countries. The author first explains the impact of adverse weather on farmers and the whole agricultural value chain. She then describes the risk transfer products that are available and the typical product range that can be considered in agriculture.
The presentation goes on to look in detail at weather risk solutions and illustrates how a parametric weather index can be established for maize production. The remaining slides provide information on specific examples in Ethiopia, Malawi and India. Swiss Re has a dedicated team and resources for business development in emerging markets, so can offer technical assistance with product set up and structuring.