Agriculture

Guide to Agriculture Insurance Part I - Overview of new satellite offering and use
Initially used to cover hail threats, Agriculture insurance is more than 100 years old. Today, innovative tools…
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Exploring Systemic Weather Risk and the Diversification Possibilities of Agricultural Risks in China
Given the pace of evolution of agricultural production, the rapidly growing demand for agricultural insurance and the…
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The challenge of Food Security and the role of Micro-Insurance and locally-based Insurance Solutions for Emerging Countries
The recent rise of commodity prices results in an imbalance of food supply and demand on a…
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This study examines the effect of experience and knowledge on weather insurance adoption. First, we conduct insurance…
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Seasonal climate forecasts and insurance are two instruments with potential to help manage risks in agricultural production.…
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The use of climate information in economic activities, typically provided by climate services, may serve as a…
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A stable agricultural income is often regarded as a way to achieve a better environmental performance in…
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Farmers in developing countries face a wide array of risks. Yet they often lack formal financial instruments…
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Although there is fast-growing policy interest in offering financial products to help rural households manage risk, the…
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Basis risk – the remaining risk that an insured individual faces – is widely acknowledged as the…
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Weather is a key source of income risk, particularly in emerging market economies. This paper uses a…
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This article discusses the importance of agriculture insurance and the role it could play in the socio-economic…
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This paper deals with the forest owner's attitude towards risk and the harvesting decision in several ways.…
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Following the move from a situation of stable, administratively determined prices and production linked subsidies to freely…
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We examine the importance of production risks in agriculture due to biotic elements such as pests in…
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In any agricultural insurance program, the accurate quantification of the probability of the loss has great importance.…
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Uncertainty about the future is an important determinant of well-being, especially in developing countries where financial markets…
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Public risk management policies for dairy producers have the potential to induce expansion in milk supplies, which…
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Price risk is among the most substantial risk factors for farmers. Through a two-sector general equilibrium model,…
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Consequences of global climate change include changes in the frequency, intensity, duration and timing of droughts (Intergovernmental…
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L’assurance agricole est encore peu développée au Maghreb, mais plusieurs initiatives se font jour pour permettre aux…
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Rising energy prices and changing energy and environmental policies have transformed the relationship between the energy and…
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The paper aims at analysing rice-price volatility over the last five years, and at identifying strengths and…
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We present the results of study of a possible relationship between the space weather and terrestrial markets…
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The investment decisions of small-scale farmers in developing countries are conditioned by their financial environment. Binding credit…
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Climate change affects the mean and variability of weather conditions and the frequency of extreme events, which…
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India's crop insurance program is the world's largest with 25 million farmers insured. However, issues in design,…
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Unpredictable rainfall is an important risk for agricultural activity, and farmers in developing countries often receive incomplete…
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This report from the Indian government deals with risk in agriculture, focusing on environmental risk.
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Meeting growing global demand for food, fiber, and biofuel requires robust investment in agricultural research and development…
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In agriculture, record profits are usually fleeting; farm booms are typically followed by farm busts. The recent…
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Agricultural production faces a myriad of risks. Nevertheless, two major risks are of concern to the agricultural…
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This study provides empirical evidence on the effects of production risk on farm technology adoption among small…
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Farmers and ranchers deal with a significant amount of uncertainty every day. From not knowing what the…
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The importance of agriculture in a country with 1.3 billion people is self-evident. Agricultural insurance, however, did…
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Risk is an inherent feature of agricultural production and marketing and accurate measurement of it helps inform…
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A publication from the Agriculture & Rural Development Department of the World Bank.
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We hypothesize a reciprocal causation between crop insurance use and the economic performance of farms in an…
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We examine the industry structure of the crop insurance program through the lens of industrial organization theory…
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Farmers dramatically increased their use of federal crop insurance in the 2000s. From 2000 to 2013, premium…
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We discuss an on-line tool that facilitates access to the large collection of climate impacts on crop…
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This paper examines the effects of changes in major elements of the U.S. federal crop insurance program…
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New crop insurance coverage offered by the 2014 Farm Bill will be available to cotton farmers beginning…
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The changing environment affects agriculture introducing sources of uncertainty. On the other hand, policies to cope with…
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The situation of the poor who participate in the country`s agricultural sector has been exacerbated by the…
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The response of farmers to crop insurance incentives has been studied extensively. In particular, studies following the…
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The first 50 years of the Federal crop insurance program were marked by low enrollment levels. To…
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Crop insurance markets are exposed to unpredictable weather conditions. Yield risks are systemic in nature, and public…
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In this paper we adapt a dynamic discrete choice model to examine the aggregated demand for single-…
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The U.S. crop insurance market has several features that set it apart from other insurance markets. These…
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The aim of this study was to assess the willingness of farmers to adopt crop insurance and…
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We consider a political economy where government cares about risk-averse farmers’ loss of income and yet incurs…
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Although there is an increasing interest in index-based insurances in many developing countries, crop data scarcity hinders…
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Taking advantage of a natural experiment and a rich household-level panel dataset, this paper tests the impact…
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This paper reports SERF analysis to help rice landlords in the Upper Coastal Bend of Texas evaluate…
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Designing and rating insurance products requires both science and judgment. In developing and emerging economies, actuarial procedures…
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The weather index insurance market in India is the world's largest, having transitioned from small-scale and scattered…
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If a limit of $40,000 had been applied to individual farmers’ crop insurance premium subsidies, as it…
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  The implementation of index-based crop insurance is often impeded by the existence of systemic risk of…
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The distribution of commodity-related payments and Federal crop insurance indemnities to U.S. farmers has shifted to larger…
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This report provides a classification of types of overlap and a synthesis of ERS research about overlapping…
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In recent years, the organic sector has grown steadily and significantly. However, little economic research has been…
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Index crop insurance products can eliminate the asymmetric information problem inherent in farm-level multiple peril crop insurance.…
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Agricultural index insurance offers the promise of an affordable and sustainable insurance product for farmers that can…
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Better insurance against rainfall risk could improve the security of hundreds of millions of agricultural households around…
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We analyze a consistent two-factor model for pricing temperature derivatives that incorporates the forward looking information available…
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(in French) Throughout the world, price volatility in food and agricultural markets and climate change consequences has…
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The investment decisions of small‐scale farmers in developing countries are conditioned by their financial environment. Binding credit…
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In many low-income countries, agriculture is mostly rainfed and crop yield depends highly on climatic factors. Furthermore,…
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Weather Index Insurance for Agriculture: Guidance for Development Practitioners, provides an introduction for  project managers, donors and…
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Rational demand for hedging products, where there is a risk of contractual nonperformance, is fundamentally different to…
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This report begins with a brief discussion of risk and, in general terms, the willingness of farm…
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The Weather Risk Management Facility, a joint undertaking of IFAD and WFP, reviewed a range of recent…
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Weather index insurance underwrites a weather risk, typically highly correlated with agricultural production losses, as a proxy…
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Climate risk is not a new phenomenon, and climate risk management (CRM) in the broad sense has…
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The main aim of this study is to identify factors determining the acceptance of index drought crop…
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Reports, data and outlooks about worldwide agriculture
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The newsletter of the GIIF (World Bank Group). The Global Index Insurance Facility (GIIF) is a multi-donor…
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