Smallholder farmers and poor rural women and men urgently need to build their resilience in the face of climate change and other threats to their production. Agricultural and climate risk insurance can play an important role in improving small producers’ management of risks. Insurance can also help boost access to finance, increase investment in agriculture and strengthen livelihoods of farmers, processors and other actors along value chains.
The Insurance Toolkit provides technical tools and knowledge briefs to give project designers and implementers practical guidance on making agricultural and climate risk insurance work for smallholders.
The Toolkit is produced by the INSURED programme, with contributions from partners. INSURED is generously funded by Sida (the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency) and implemented by IFAD through the Platform for Agricultural Risk Management (PARM). The Toolkit is a work in progress and new products will be added throughout the lifetime of INSURED.
- Model terms of reference: Agricultural and climate risk insurance feasibility studies
- Model terms of reference: Technical assistance in the development and implementation of agricultural insurance
- Rapid prototyping for inclusive insurance: Testing customer challenges and gaining early insights on feasibility
- Making agricultural and climate risk insurance gender inclusive: How to improve access to insurance for rural women
- Agricultural and climate risk insurance for smallholder value chains: Identifying common challenges and solutions
- Understanding market demand: How to use focus group discussions in the development of inclusive insurance
- Engaging smallholder farmer communities to develop index-based insurance
Filling in the blanks: How to address data gaps to develop better livestock insurance for smallholder farmers
How to carry out a rapid diagnostic for agricultural and climate risk insurance: Who to talk to, what questions to ask, and why