Financing Climate Resilience for Malawi’s Smallholder Farmers
In the wake of Cyclone Freddy's devastating impact on Malawi's smallholder farmers, the story of Jeya Nsinda stands as a testament to resilience and hope. Cyclone Freddy swept away not just crops but also the livelihoods of countless farmers, leaving them grappling with food shortages and financial struggles. Amidst this adversity, One Acre Fund, in collaboration with IFC, is making a significant difference by providing climate insurance to smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa, offering a lifeline to those who depend on the land for their income. This partnership is not just about
In the face of Cyclone Freddy's destructive aftermath, Jeya Nsinda, a resilient Malawian farmer and mother of three, triumphed over adversity with the invaluable support of climate insurance provided by One Acre Fund. The collaboration between IFC and One Acre Fund is a commendable effort aimed at extending this crucial financial safety net to 1.5 million smallholder farmers, mirroring Jeya's experience, across six African countries by 2025. This initiative is a pivotal component of IFC's Africa Inclusive Insurance Program, which delivers advisory services to various entities, including
R4 – Rural Resilience Initiative
The core objective of the project is to build the resilience of food-insecure smallholders through an integrated risk management approach which includes weather index insurance, assets creation, credit and savings interventions, and climate services.
After Low Rainfall, African Smallholder Farmers Get Payouts of US$1.5 Milllion
Poor rainfall in parts of Africa has triggered the largest insurance payout to date for smallholder farmers under the R4 Rural Resilience Initiative (R4), a program launched by the World Food Programme (WFP) and Oxfam America in 2011. African farmers will receive insurance payments totaling US$1.5 million to compensate for weather-related crop losses in Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Senegal, and Zambia, Reliefweb reports, according to a WFP press release.
Drought Insurance for Farmers in Malawi
Drought Insurance for Farmers in Malawi Presented to the conference for Insurance and reinsurance for Natural catastrophes, Morocco,November 2006 -Chris Kapanga