Holistic risk management program for small-scale Ethiopian farmers

Monday 22.05.2017 // Newsletter

Andreas Bollmann, Partner at Dr. Schanz, Alms and Company, participated in an assessment of an innovative agricultural insurance project in Ethiopia, which was originally launched by Oxfam America and the World Food Program in 2011. Together with agricultural experts Andreas evaluated the impact of one of Africa’s largest weather index insurance schemes on the livelihood of poor farmers in rural Ethiopia. The program, which insured more than 29’000 farmers in 2016, is part of a unique holistic risk management approach, combining agricultural risk reduction activities with savings, credit and risk transfer components.

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