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Applying seasonal climate forecasting and innovative insurance solutions to climate risk management in the agriculture sector in SE Asia

As of: October 2018

Objective and activities

This project will develop resilient climate risk management systems, best practices, and insurance products that will shield smallholder farmers and businesses engaged in the coffee, sugar, rice, cassava, and grazing industries across the value chain from physical and financial disaster associated with climate change. It will assist ministries in developing adaptation and risk management strategies. The project goals will be achieved through 5 key comprehensive planned measures:•Participatory workshops and socio-economic surveys to explore cc risks, adaptation challenges, enabling factors and barriers•Targeted seasonal climate forecasts to assist with cc adaptation •Financial risk management tools, including index-based insurance products•Environmentally responsive, climate smart, risk management tools and best management practices•Knowledge-driven national and regional adaptation and risk management strategies, and suitable incentive driven programs and measures.

Project data

Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar (Burma), Vietnam

Implementing organisation:
World Meteorological Organisation

Partner institution(s):
  • Cambodia: National Ministries of Economy and Finance, Water Resources and Meteorology, and Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
  • Lao PDR: Ministry of Finance, Department of Meteorology and Hydrology, National Agriculture and Forestry Research Institute
  • Myanmar: National Ministries of Agriculture and Irrigation, Ministry of Finance, Department of Meteorology and Hydrology
  • Vietnam: National Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Ministry of Finance, National Hydro-Meteorological Service
  • International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)
  • University of Southern Queensland (USQ) - Australien

BMU grant:
€ 7,977,045.81

04/2018 till 03/2022


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