Event: New Approach for Farmers' Poverty Reduction Weather Index Insurance using Satellite-based information

Agricultural Market Efforts in Southeast Asia: Case of Myanmar and Thailand

16 March 2018
Author / Speaker: 
Ken Gohara, Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc.

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Natural hazards such as floods and drought increasingly occur due to extreme weather events that are exacerbated by climate change. To cope with the adverse effects of climate change, familiarization of agricultural insurance as an adaptation measure is needed especially by developing world farmers who depend on agriculture for their livelihood. The Weather Index Insurance was developed by Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance as a climate change adaptation measure for some countries in Southeast Asia.

Geographical Focus: 
Subregional- Southeast Asia
Type of Content: 
Learning Event