Mitigation of Climate Change in Agriculture (MICCA) Programme

Webinar: Index-based insurance for risk management in climate-smart agriculture

From 04/05/2017 14:45 To 04/05/2017 16:45
Location: Online

FAO and partners are organizing a webinar "Index-based insurance for risk management in climate-smart agriculture" on Thursday 4 May 2017 at 14:45hrs to 16:45hrs (Time zone: Rome, UTC +2 - CEST).

In this interactive event, participants and presenters will exchange knowledge on index-based insurance as a tool for climate risk management and transfer in agriculture sectors, and what is needed to increase the uptake of index-based insurance especially among the most vulnerable producers.

The webinar is free of charge and open to all. It can be especially relevant for:

  • Colleagues in developing countries vulnerable to climate change,
  • Those involved in climate-risk management, including insurance (public and private sectors, producer organizations and civil society),
  • People working on formulation of climate change and agriculture policies and climate finance who want to better understand the role of index-based insurance,
  • Farmer organizations, private sector and policy makers, and
  • Development practitioners working on climate change.

The webinar will take place through the Community of practice for Agriculture sectors and climate change. All enrolled will receive invitation with a link to join the session.

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About the webinar


  1. Introductions, learning objectives, knowledge resources by the webinar team; Professor Adegoke Jimmy, University of Missouri–Kansas City; Shukri Ahmed, FAO; and participants
    Questions and answers
  2. Country case on policy planning perspective on index-based insurance initiative in Nigeria by Jon Hellin, CIMMYT
    Questions and answers
  3. Private sector case study in West Africa, Marcel Stäheli, CelsiusPro AG.
    Questions and answers
  4. Facilitated discussion with the participants
  5. Next steps, summary and conclusions

The webinar is facilitated by Maria Nuutinen and Bianca Dendena, FAO.

Focus questions

  1. How can different actors in agriculture sectors use index-based insurance to reduce climate risks?
  2. Do you have good examples of actions that have increased the uptake of weather index based insurance? Focus on small-scale food producers.
  3. What are the key factors needed to allow index-based insurance to support actors in the food systems under climate change?

The webinar and the email list of the community of practice give and opportunity to share examples, concrete gaps and needs related to climate risk when scaling up climate-smart agriculture. Due to high number of participants, organizers cannot monitor participation nor provide certificates. The webinar is by FAO and partners as a contribution to the Knowledge Action Group of the Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture. Welcome!