Weather-Index based crop insurance for smallholder farmers in Ethiopia: A Multi-Agency Pilot Project

  • Tuesday, Aug 21, 2012
  • featuring

    Dr. Shukri Ahmed, Senior Economist, Food and Agriculture Organization

    moderated by

    Ambassador William Garvelink, Senior Adviser, Project on U.S. Leadership in Development, CSIS

    Tuesday, August 21, 2012
    10:00-11:00am
    Fourth Floor Conference Room
    CSIS 1800 K. St. NW, Washington, DC 20006

    Please join us for a timely discussion on a pilot project underway in Ethiopia utilizing rainfall index insurance to help facilitate access to credit for smallholder farmers. This innovative insurance, combined with credit so as to provide a collateral substitute, can allow farmers to access improved agricultural technologies and ultimately realize increases in productivity. Given the essential role that agriculture plays in the Ethiopian economy, this approach can have a significant impact on reducing poverty. Dr. Shukri Ahmed of the FAO will deliver a presentation on this innovative project, followed by a discussion session moderated by Ambassador William Garvelink of CSIS. 

     

     

     

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