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dc.contributor.authorDiaz Nieto, J
dc.contributor.authorFisher, M.
dc.contributor.authorCook, S.E.
dc.contributor.authorLäderach, Peter
dc.contributor.authorLundy, Mark
dc.date.accessioned2014-02-19T07:59:24Z
dc.date.available2014-02-19T07:59:24Z
dc.date.issued2012-06-21
dc.identifier.citationDíaz Nieto J, Fisher M, Cook SE, Läderach P, Lundy M. 2012. Weather indices for designing micro-insurance products for small-holder farmer in the tropics. PLoS One 7(6): e38281.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10568/34954
dc.description.abstractAgriculture is inherently risky. Drought is a particularly troublesome hazard that has a documented adverse impact on agricultural development. A long history of decision-support tools have been developed to try and help farmers or policy makers manage risk. We offer site-specific drought insurance methodology as a significant addition to this process. Drought insurance works by encapsulating the best available scientific estimate of drought probability and severity at a site within a single number- the insurance premium, which is offered by insurers to insurable parties in a transparent risk-sharing agreement. The proposed method is demonstrated in a case study for dry beans in Nicaragua.
dc.language.isoen
dc.sourcePLOS ONE
dc.subjectAGRICULTURE
dc.subjectCLIMATE
dc.subjectDROUGHT
dc.subjectPOLICIES
dc.titleWeather indices for designing micro-insurance products for small-holder farmer in the tropics
dc.typeJournal Article
cg.identifier.statusOpen Access
cg.subject.ccafsCLIMATE SERVICES AND SAFETY NETS
cg.identifier.doihttps://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0038281
cg.coverage.regionLATIN AMERICA
cg.coverage.countryNICARAGUA
cg.contributor.crpClimate Change, Agriculture and Food Security
cg.creator.idPeter Läderach: 0000-0001-8708-6318
cg.creator.idMark Lundy: 0000-0002-5241-3777


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