Second webinar on "The role of governments in scaling up agriculture (index) insurance"
Type of Event:Webinar
Date:September 16, 2016
This webinar followed an interesting discussion we had in February 2016 on governments as important catalysts for developing the agriculture insurance market. In this second part we continued to touch upon the variety of interventions such as provision, administration and management of subsidies, support for developing infrastructure for effective implementation of insurance programmes, investment in collection and sharing of data and consumer education. In addition, the government's role in developing enabling regulations and using insurance as a part of their social protection and agriculture development agendas was discussed by experts from the World Food Program, HDFC Ergo General Insurance and BASIS/I4 programme housed at the University of California, Davis.