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Mar 1

Stakeholder workshop on a proposal for policy/regulatory framework for supporting weather-based index insurance in Southern Africa

Stakeholder workshop on a proposal for policy/regulatory framework for supporting weather-based index insurance in Southern Africa

Event Overview

CTA and partners are implementing a project to scale up four major climate-smart agriculture solutions to smallholder farmers in three southern African countries - Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe. One of the key results expected from the project is to facilitate policy and regulatory framework for supporting the development of weather-based insurance agreed at the regional level. The process involves plans to engage with regional economic communities on policy and regulatory issues. A background study on current policy constraints on weather insurance and proposals for policy options have been recommended. The event is organized as part of the engagement process to validate the findings of the study, discuss the recommendations and agree with policy makers on the process for the adoption of the policy recommendations

The workshop is designed to solicit further input from a cross section of key stakeholders such as intergovernmental bodies and farmers organisations from selected countries in southern Africa before the framework is finalised. The workshop will amongst other cover the rationale for a regional approach and the proposed elements of the framework. The next phase will be to mobilise support for the region to adopt a harmonised framework for weather based index insurance.

Johannesburg, South Africa
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Organisers

  • SACAU

    Headquartered in South Africa, the Southern African Confederation of Agricultural Unions (SACAU) is a not-for-profit farmer organisation representing national agricultural unions in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region. SACAU was formed in 1992, initially by six farmer organisations but has since expanded its membership to include 17 farmer organisations in 12 countries. In addition, there are associate members, including regional commodity organisations and private companies associated with agricultural value chains on a regional basis. https://twitter.com/sacau_media https://www.facebook.com/sacau.org/

  • CTA

    The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is a joint international institution of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU). Its mission is to advance food security, resilience and inclusive economic growth in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific through innovations in sustainable agriculture. CTA operates under the framework of the Cotonou Agreement and is funded by the EU.