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Disaster Risk Management in Food and Agriculture

The Rome-based agencies are studying the relationship between the food and agricultural sector and national DRM […]

Using Index-based Risk Transfer Products to Facilitate Micro Lending in Peru and Vietnam

This article focuses on two technical assistance projects using aggregate index-based risk transfer products (IBRTPs) to […]

Risk and Risk Transfer in Agriculture: Facilitating Food Security and Poor Farmer Participation

This paper discusses the current food crisis having manifested itself in high prices of most major […]

Insurance of Crops in Developing Countries

The applicability of insurance in any given situation is based on consideration of whether it is […]

Southern Africa Food Security Outlook January to June 2010

A report released periodically as an early warning report for Southern Africa. This issue of the […]

Expanding Post-Harvest Finance Through Warehouse Receipts and Related Instruments

Warehouse receipt financing and similar types of collateralized lending provide an alternative to traditional lending requirements […]

An Introduction to Market-Based Instruments for Agricultural Price Risk Management

This document presentsessential concepts and examples of key aspects of market-based price risk management instruments to […]

Betting the Farm? Agricultural Risks in Brazil

The main risks Brazilian farmers faced include drought and excessive rainfall, in addition to volatile market […]

Module 11: Managing Agricultural Risk, Vulnerability, and Disaster

This module contains a general overview of World Bank investment activities in agricultural risk management in […]

Seed Cotton Market Structure and Cotton Sector Performance: Many Lessons but No Fixed Prescriptions

This Policy Brief summarizes evidence reported in a recent study on the links between seed cotton […]

Perspectives on Agricultural Marketing in 2008: Voices from the Rural Areas

This flash presents the perspectives of economic agents active in agricultural marketing of the 2007/2008 crop […]

Risk Management Challenges in Rural Financial Markets: Blending Risk Management Innovations with Rural Finance

Small rural finance entities (RFEs) are simply not capable of pooling and managing correlated risk on […]

Insuring Against Bad Weather: Recent Thinking

This comprehensive research document reviews policy options available to governments in its objective of protecting rural […]

The Potential of Weather Index Insurance for Spurring a Green Revolution in Africa

This paper focuses on the potential of index-based weather insurance products contributing to a green revolution […]

Using NGOs to Advance Microinsurance for Weather Risks Among the Rural Poor

A presentation on the capacities in which NGOs can help to advance access to micro-insurance against […]

Challenges for Use of Index-Based Weather Insurance in Lower-Income Countries

This overview document provides a perspective on the progress and challenges associated with index-based risk transfer […]

ENSO Business Interruption Index Insurance for Catastrophic Flooding in Piura, Peru

This concept note describes an innovative risk transfer product being introduced by La Positiva (a Peruvian […]

CIAT’s Strategic Directions: Eco-efficient agriculture for the poor

This document describes the strategic directions that will guide CIAT’s work in the coming years. They […]