This project proposes to develop and evaluate two complementary interventions, which together will allow households to manage agricultural risk. The first is weather insurance, a financial derivative that pays farmers when rainfall is low. The second links farmers to spot and futures markets, promoting forward-looking planting decisions, and eventually the hedging of risk directly through commodities exchanges. Both interventions will be accessible to, and benefit, women. These innovative interventions are market-based, financially sustainable, and easily scalable, with the potential to transform the lives of poor agricultural households by addressing two of the most important obstacles these households face to accumulating assets and increasing productivity: output risk and price risk.