wle.cgiar.org: Flood insurance in the climate change era: can science and tech help women get a better deal?

As environmental and climate unpredictability intensifies across the planet, agriculture is facing new and complex challenges – but also potentially game-changing technological solutions. And alongside these sweeping changes, agriculture is adjusting to new social realities, particularly changes to the roles of women. Women are playing increasingly active, decision-making roles in…

Continue reading

Wle.cgiar.org: Farmers successfully enrolled in flood insurance program

More than 200 farming households have enrolled in an Index Based Flood Insurance (IBFI) product in Bihar, India. IBFI, which use satellite technology and modelling, was developed with the help of researchers from the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) with WLE and the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS). Payment to…

Continue reading

New Video – Index Based Flood Insurance

Every year, millions of Indian farmers have their crops damaged by floods. Until recently there were very few ways that poor smallholders could obtain insurance against this calamity. Now, using satellite remote sensing and computer modeling to measure flood inundation, a new scheme can help provide protection against crop damage…

Continue reading

IBFI team interacts with farmers in Bihar

A field visit was organized to Gaighat village situated on the banks of Bagmati River (about 80 km from Patna in North Bihar) where experts met with local farmers and villagers to understand their need for flood insurance. This visit was a follow up activity of the Inception Workshop and…

Continue reading

IBFI kicks off in Bihar, India

Representatives from State and Central government agencies , NGOs, private insurance companies, farmers and development partners met on August 1st  in Bihar, India to exchange ideas and expertise in an inception workshop for a new project on developing ‘Index-Based Flood Insurance (IBFI)’. The workshop saw enthusiastic participation from both government…

Continue reading