Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands: Financial Inclusion Required to Help Smallholder Farmers Adapt to Climate Change

You are here

Subsistence farmers are often among the world’s most poor and they will need access to financial products if they are to adapt to climate change and the extreme drought, floods and storms it brings, said Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands during the 4th International Climate Change Adaptation Conference in Rotterdam on May 11, 2016. Her Majesty believes that financial services that are more inclusive and insurance innovations, such as index insurance, help reduce many smallholder farmers' vulnerability and increase their ability to escape poverty, and also cites the the Kilimo Salama Weather Index Insurance in Kenya as a good example.

Click here to read the full article and here to learn more about the GIIF program which is supported by its donors and partners.