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Insuring the harvest in Ghana

Climate change increasingly threatens harvests. But Ghanaian farmers can now get themselves insured.

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Insuring harvests in Ghana

Project goal: Developing viable insurance policies for farmers in Ghana
Project investment: 2.35 million euros ($3.43 million)
Project duration: 2009 - 2013

Recent years have seen West Africa plagued by extended dry seasons that spell financial ruin for many small farmers. In Ghana, standard insurance against poor harvests tends to be expensive and impractical in the absence of reliable data on weather. Ghana's government is now cooperating with the national insurance association to provide insurance plans based on standardized data provided by authorized, automated weather stations. It can help farmers prepare for the future and save their harvests.

A film by Juri Rescheto

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