Insuring the Un-insurable…May 4th, 2010 | By Katie Ricketts | Category: Climate Change and Agriculture, Inclusive Markets, Investing in Agriculture, Linking Farmers to Markets, Risk Management
As we’ve talked about before, agriculture is a risky businesses. Encouraging investors to take a sector of 400 million small scale agricultural entreprenurs seriously by offering these entrepreneurs financial products that meet their needs has been something complicated, to say the least.
At CIAT we have several people who are working on interesting insurance concepts for these small-scale producers that’s based on real environmental risk data (read: climate change impacts). Last week, Manual Bueno over at Nextbillion.net I read a great wrap of the importance of insurance for the poor and innovations coming down the pipes. Be inspired, as we were.
Many of us are out of the office again traveling in Central America for ongoing projects – apologies for the laps in posting