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Insuring the future of farmers under climate change

28 January 2014: This high-level webcast event focused on innovations in index insurance that can safeguard the future of farmers under climate change.

The webcast is accompanied by a new report: Scaling up index insurance for smallholder farmers: Recent evidence and insights


14.30 Pushing the goal post [view presentation]
Advances that can make a difference. 
Jon Hellin, Value Chain and Poverty Specialist for CIMMYT's Socio-economics program (SEP)
Breakthroughs In India [view presentation]
Pramod Aggarwal, Regional Program Leader, CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)
14.45 Answering the tough questions – Q&A with the panel 
  • How valuable is insurance for building the resilience of farmers? 
  • What is being done at scale in India and can mega-scaling be achieved? 
  • What is being planned in Nigeria, what are the tough challenges?
  • What innovations we can expect in the coming years?
  • Ms. Clare Shakya. Climate Change Team Leader, Africa Regional Dept, DFID
  • Mr. Bashiru Martins, Deputy General Manager, Agricultural Insurance Corporation of Nigeria
  • Mr. Joseph Plappallil, Chairman and Managing Director, Agriculture Insurance Company of India
  • Mr. Mario Wilhelm, Vice President, Global Partnerships, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions
  • Dr. Chirantan Bannerjee, Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Moderator: Julian Roberts, Executive Director, Agribusiness & Weather, Willis

15.15 Q&A with audience and online viewers
15.45 Closing remarks
Dr Débísí Àràbà, Team Leader, Environment and Climate Change Unit, Office of the Honourable Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Nigeria

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