The Technical Guide for Practitioners to Help Mange Weather Risks is based on the recognition that weather index-based insurance represents an increasingly viable approach to help smallholder farmers prepare for climatic events.
The guide includes background information, explanations and resource recommendations to help inform decision making.
7 November 2011: The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP) have released a guide titled “Weather Index-based Insurance in Agricultural Development: A Technical Guide for Practitioners to Help Mange Weather Risks.” The guide has emerged from the Weather Risk Management Facility (WRMF), a joint programme between IFAD and WFP, sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
The guide was launched prior to the seventh International Microinsurance Conference, which will convene in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 8-10 November 2011. The Microinsurance Conference will focus on how microinsurance can be delivered to low-income households, and how public-private-partnerships can be mobilized to deliver microinsurance products against weather shocks. [IFAD Press Release] [Publication: Weather Index-based Insurance in Agricultural Development]