Taxation for Weather Based Index Insurance in Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia
16 September 2016
A major potential area for support for agriculture insurance for small-scale farmers has been premium subsidies from the government. However, premium subsidy decisions are difficult to make for governments in developing countries, particularly given budget constraints. A relatively low-cost and more effective alternative to direct premium subsidies can be tax-waivers...
Operational & Regulatory Strategies for Weather-based Index Insurance
16 September 2016
Smallholder farmers are constantly faced with weather risks, which define good and/or bad production years. With the majority of the labour force on the continent engaged in the agricultural sector, insurance has emerged as a critical gap in the value chain. Like all entrepreneurs, farmers make decisions in risky and uncertain environments. However, in contrast to most entrepreneurs, farmers are vulnerable to significant systemic price and weather risks, often exacerbated by the effects of climate change, with no safety net to protect their livelihoods...
Weather Based Index Insurance Technical Challenges and Opportunities
16 September 2016
Weather based index insurance (WII), along with other types of agriculture insurance products, has the potential to be used as an efficient risk management tool for farmers and other players in the agriculture value-chain in developing countries. Many challenges exist with WII and these include among others, technical, operational and market environment related challenges...
Commemoration of the 7th Africa Day for Food and Nutrition Security
26 October 2016 - 28 October 2016
The Africa Day for Food and Nutrition Security (ADFNS) was declared in July 2010 by the African Union Heads of State and Government (at the 15th Ordinary Session of the AU Summit) in Kampala, Uganda. This decision was made in recognition of the unacceptable and chronic crisis of hunger and malnutrition in Africa. The first ADFNS was successfully launched in Lilongwe, Malawi, on 31st October 2010. Since then the ADFNS has been commemorated six times with the last edition taking place in Kampala, Uganda, from 28 to 30 October 2015.
The main purpose of the ADFNS is to serve as a platform for rallying political and financial commitments at all levels to address contemporary challenges....
Global Food Security Symposium 2017
07 October 2016 - 05 November 2016
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs is now accepting applications from students to participate in the Global Food Security Symposium 2017 Next Generation Delegation. The symposium will be held March 29-30, 2017, in Washington, DC.
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
01 September 2016 - 05 October 2016
FANRPAN is a regional multi-stakeholder policy research and advocacy network. The network currently operates in 17 member countries in Africa through an inter-sectoral platform called a "Node", comprising of a diverse group of organizations, including research institutes, farmer groups, government, media, parliamentarians, private sector and other civil society organizations that have a stake in FANR policies...
Women Leaders Driving Science and Innovation for Agricultural Transformation in Africa
12 October 2016 - 30 November 2016
On 14 October 2016, in Des Moines, the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and FANRPAN co-hosted a high-level panel at the 2016 Borlaug Dialogue International Symposium to highlight the role of women in driving agricultural transformation...
International Conference on Agribusiness AFMA conference 2016
20 November 2016 - 24 November 2016
The Faculty of Agriculture, University of Mauritius will be hosting an International Conference on Agribusiness in collaboration with the AFMA (Africa Farm Management Association) from 20th-24th November 2016 under the main theme"Sustainable Agricultural Development: Innovation Systems Approach for Agricultural Transformation in Africa" and sub themes (not exhaustive) as follows: ...