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Integrated pest management: good intentions, hard realities. A review

ABSTRACT Integrated Pest Management (IPM) provides an illustration of how crop protection has (or has not) […]

Good practices and innovations in risk management for agri-SME finance under COVID-19

ABSTRACT This report compiles experiences and lessons shared in a Live Talks series on Risk Management […]

Insuring crops from space: the potential of satellite-retrieved soil moisture to reduce farmers’ drought risk exposure

ABSTRACT Crop producers face significant and increasing drought risks. We evaluate whether insurances based on globally […]

The optimal drought index for designing weather index insurance

ABSTRACT Climate change increases the need for better insurance solutions that enable farmers to cope with […]

How to implement gender-related climate risk finance commitments and strategies on the ground?

Following the first two successful Live Talks in 2020, the third Live Talk was held on […]

Sierra Leone: Fighting fires with rice paddies

ABSTRACT This GIS study shows that the development of rice paddies in Sierra Leone has led […]

Drought risk-reduction and gender dynamics in communal cattle farming in Southern Zimbabwe

ABSTRACT The severity and frequency of climate change-induced weather events pose a serious threat to livelihoods […]

The impact of disasters and crises on agriculture and food security – 2021

ABSTRACT On top of a decade of exacerbated disaster loss, exceptional global heat, retreating ice and […]

Satellite support to insure farmers against extreme droughts

ABSTRACT Agricultural insurance is a valuable strategy to cope with extreme weather risks. Improved satellite observation […]

Technical guidelines on rapid risk assessment for animal health threats

ABSTRACT The occurrence and spread of an animal health threat can be prevented when a timely […]

Heat stress will detrimentally impact future livestock production in East Africa

ABSTRACT Climate change-induced increases in temperature and humidity are predicted to impact East African food systems, […]

INSURED Uganda country update: Feasibility study on agricultural insurance for oilseed farmers

What is the purpose and focus of an insurance feasibility study? In a nutshell, a feasibility […]

Livestock Insurance: A Discussion Paper for the Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards (LEGS)

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This Discussion Paper analyses the impact of livestock insurance schemes on the livelihoods of […]

The role of piped water supplies in advancing health, economic development, and gender equality in rural communities

ABSTRACT In rural areas of sub-Saharan Africa, one in eight households obtain drinking water from a […]

Arable lands under the pressure of multiple land degradation processes. A global perspective

ABSTRACT While agricultural systems are a major pillar in global food security, their productivity is currently […]

How the adoption of drought-tolerant rice varieties impacts households in a non-drought year: Evidence from Nepal

ABSTRACT Stress-tolerant rice varieties (STRVs) are bred to be high yielding and tolerant to climate shocks […]

Agricultural Risk Assessment Study in Liberia

Liberia is one of the Sub-Saharan African countries with a higher dependency on rainfed-agriculture. It is […]

Cabo Verde – Agricultural Risk Assessment Study

Cabo Verde is a developing, archipelagic, dry country with erratic rains, intense soil erosion, little arable […]

Agricultural Risk Assessment Study in Cameroon

In Cameroon, the agricultural sector represents 22.5% of the GDP and employs more than 61% of […]

Agricultural Risk Assessment Study in Ethiopia

Agriculture continues to represent a dominant share of Ethiopia’s economy, though its share of GDP has […]