Sep 18

International Conference on Farm Insurance

International Conference on Farm Insurance

Event Overview

The need for risk management solutions for smallholder farmers is undoubtable, and their long-term value already apparent. However, they remain heavily dependent on grants and subsidies. They are also still unavailable to the vast majority of the world’s 450-500 million smallholders. A decade in, it is time to take stock of the current situation, and to lay the basis for smarter and more scalable solutions in the years ahead.

Over the past ten years, smallholders have begun to access newly available risk management products and services. These help shift the burden of agricultural risk from farmers’ shoulders and enable them to access formal financial markets. Farmers can therefore more readily invest in new technologies that improve their yields and incomes.

The conference will discuss the results of the study to the audience and offer the opportunity for the participants to learn about what has been happening in this space over the last decade, provides a platform for the various players in this space to network and, provoke more collaborative approach to increase the efficiency, durability and growth of existing solutions. It will provide opportunities for CTA to share lessons learnt on imp,menting development projects on crop insurance drawing form our ongoing project on scaling up climate smart solutions in Africa

Basel, Switzerland
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Organisers

  • Syngenta Foundation

    The Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture is a not-for-profit organization that focuses on supporting the productivity of small-scale farmers in developing countries around the world. The mission is to create value for resource-poor small farmers in developing countries through innovation in sustainable agriculture and the activation of value chains. The operational strategy of the Syngenta Foundation focuses on smallholders, productivity, and markets. The Foundation works with partners in developing countries and emerging markets. The aim is to help small farmers become more professional growers. The Syngenta Foundation does this by extending science-based know-how, facilitating access to quality inputs, and linking smallholders to markets in profitable ways. This adds value for rural communities, and sustainably improves food security.