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2014

Scaling Up Micro-insurance in Africa (SUM Africa) : Transforming Africa’s food system through low-cost insurance products

Mali ; Uganda

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Titre : Scaling Up Micro-insurance in Africa (SUM Africa) : Transforming Africa’s food system through low-cost insurance products

Pays : Mali ; Uganda

Date/Durée : début 2014

Présentation
Agriculture is a major driver of African economies. In recent years, climate change is increasingly affecting crop production in Sub-Saharan Africa, negatively impacting farmers livelihoods and hampering economy growth. The G4AW SUM Africa project is addressing this challenge by using satellite-based weather data to create a low-cost insurance product for smallholders in Mali and Uganda. With this insurance, farmers have a greater chance to obtain the credit they need to increase crop production and improve their livelihoods. (©Netherlands Space Office/Photo by Makmende Media b.v.)

Groupe cible
The target group consists of 9 million smallholder farmers in Mali and Uganda. The objective is to serve 350,000 of these farmers within 4 years, and half a million within 6 years aft er the start of the project

Partenariat
Organisation leader :
The partnership has been established on the basis of R&D activities during the project FESA Micro-insurance (2009-2013), a millennium project of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The SUM-Africa consortium consists of the following partners : • Agence Nationale de la Météorologie, Mali ; providing reference data and advising farmers. • Agriculture Reinsurance Consultants, Switzerland ; insurance broker/adviser. • Agro Consortium, Uganda ; consortium of insurance companies with a focus on offering agricultural insurance. • Coprocuma, Mali ; farmer collective and financialservice provider. • EARS Earth Environment Monitoring BV, Netherlands ; index insurance service provider. PlaNet Guarantee, France ; insurance broker Mali • Uganda National Union of Coffee agribusinesses and farm Enterprises ; umbrella National coffee farmers’ organization. • Wageningen University and Research, Development Economics group : Monitoring and Evaluation, impact assessment.

Présentation : G4AW

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