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With over 580 farmed species (FAO, 2016), a large variety of different production systems exists both onshore and offshore varying largely between industrialized operators and smallholder producers. The production value of aquatic stock depends on the species and production system in terms of areal and volumetric density of stock, water loading (closed systems), exchange rate of water, hydraulic detention time and cumulative oxygen consumption (Colt, 1991). Therefore, the same aquatic species can generate different yields in function of the production environment. Farming aquatic species is...
Dawn of women in agriculture
2
Jul
As part of the Food Systems Summit Dialogue , the Future Food Institute and Mooofarm organized a virtual event on July 2nd about the role of women in farming and agriculture around the globe. GIIF attended to this event as Mooofarm is one of the winners of the July 2019 GIIF agriculture insuretech challenge, organized in India. Main speakers include participants from Future Food Institute, UN Scaling-Up Nutrition Movement, Devices Reliance Jio Infocomm, UNIDO ITPO Italy, Food Tank, and representation of the Government of Maharashtra. In this blog, you will read a summary of main points...
28
Apr
This 2-part article focuses on rural women’s needs to access to insurance, and related research to better understand the importance of gender-responsive insurance products to mitigate women’s financial and health risks. In this Part, you will read about the current context with references to research and emerging trends. Part II will provide a deeper view of these trends in the agricultural insurance sector, with examples from the field. Worldwide, women represent an emerging customer segment for insurance with high growth potential, and there is an increasing interest among insurers and...
27
Jan
The Partnership Forum is the annual meeting of the InsuResilience Global Partnership, bringing together all members and partners, from governments to representatives of international organizations, civil society, the private sector and academia. The Partnership Forum serves as platform to exchange experience and knowledge and to raise awareness about climate risk finance and insurance. As an active member in this Global Partnership, GIIF participated in this year’s forum together with its long-term implementation partner ACRE Africa. The event was held as a 4-day virtual event from 7-10...
There is growing awareness of the need for rigorous climate and disaster risk finance and insurance (CDRFI) evidence. MCII is shepherding a process to development an evidence roadmap to generate strategic analytics, promote evidence-based action, and develop (and share) best practice. This process kicked off at a virtual workshop, hosted by the Munich Climate Insurance Initiative (MCII) in partnership with the InsuResilience Global Partnership, from 8-11 September, 2020. The workshop was based on a series of evidence briefs, drafted by experts and capturing the state of knowledge in a variety...
Women in developing countries are particularly vulnerable to climate, financial and health risks due to environmental, political and social factors. As a result, the insurance industry has long seen women as a high-risk consumer segment and overlooked this market that has a significant potential for economic and social development. Based on lessons learned and progress achieved with implementation partners over the past 10 years, the GIIF program acknowledges that by empowering women with insurance protection, both economic growth and long-term shared prosperity are attainable and sustainable...
14
Oct
Women in developing countries are particularly vulnerable to climate, financial and health risks due to environmental, political and social factors. As a result, the insurance industry has long seen women as a high-risk consumer segment and overlooked this market that has a significant potential for economic and social development. Based on lessons learned and progress achieved with implementation partners over the past 10 years, the GIIF program acknowledges that by empowering women with insurance protection, both economic growth and long-term shared prosperity are attainable and sustainable...
8
Jul
To understand the impact of COVID-19 on agriculture insurance operations, GIIF conducted a survey with 11 of its implementing partners in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. Due to the pandemic, the general feedback on policy renewal and new business generation for the agriculture business line offers a concerning outlook. Many expect a decrease in farmer enrollment due to diminishing disposable income and travel restrictions affecting field visits and in-person product awareness workshops. Likewise, limited mobility for project monitoring teams, crop cut specialists and aggregators as well as...
7
Jul
Since our April blog , more field reports and anecdotal evidence have emerged to gain a more holistic picture of the COVID-19 impact on smallholder farmers. The spillover effects of this health crisis are unprecedented, spreading across all sectors with major damages to food systems, transportation, trade and tourism as well as altering businesses and daily lives around the world through control measures. In our work, we also see farmers suffering economic impact from business shutdown, movement constraints and supply chain disruption. For example, inputs/animal feed are not available or...
6
Jul
GIIF: In order to provide an introduction to our readers, could you please share with us the main priority areas of the InsuResilience Global Partnership and the activities under its Working Groups? Dr. Zwick: Launched at the COP23 in November 2017, the InsuResilience Global Partnership has the vision, to strengthen the resilience of developing countries and to protect the lives and livelihoods of poor and vulnerable people from the impacts of disasters by promoting the adoption and use of climate and disaster risk finance and insurance (CDRFI) solutions and approaches towards faster, more...
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