INSURED programme

IFAD’s INSURED programme (Insurance for Rural Resilience and Economic Development) aims to build the climate resilience of poor rural households, increase their capacity to manage climate risk and strengthen their livelihoods.

INSURED provides implementation support on agricultural insurance and climate risk insurance to governments and partners across the world (see map below). It also provides capacity-building and technical assistance, and supports the roll-out of insurance schemes linked to agricultural development and financial inclusion activities.

Lessons learned and practical guidance for project designers and implementers are shared through the Insurance Toolkit.

INSURED is a US$6 million programme funded by Sida and implemented by the multi-donor Platform for Agricultural Risk Management (PARM).

INSURED contacts

Contact information

[email protected]



Tara James

Climate Risk and Agricultural Insurance Specialist

[email protected]

Imaine Abada

Portfolio and Programme Analyst

[email protected]

Related publications

Related publications

INSURED results 2018-2023

oktober 2023

This brief shares the results and lessons learned from the first phase of the Insurance for Rural Resilience and Economic Development (INSURED) programme.

INSURED Indonesia Country Update: Making climate risk insurance available to small-scale producers

september 2023

IFAD’s INSURED programme has been working with partners in Indonesia to improve the availability of climate risk insurance that enables farmers to strengthen their resilience. 

INSURED - Insurance for rural resilience and economic development

juni 2023

INSURED is a technical assistance programme working to strengthen agricultural insurance in IFAD’s portfolio.

Blogs and Stories

Blogs and Stories

Laying the groundwork for insurance that works for smallholders in Cambodia: National webinar shares results of agricultural insurance feasibility study

juni 2023

A national webinar was held in Cambodia to share the findings of an agricultural insurance feasibility study on vegetable and chicken value chains, conducted by the INSURED programme.

What I’ve learned about resilience from rural communities in Guatemala

oktober 2022 - BLOG

Faced with the impacts of climate change, small-scale producers in Guatemala urgently need to manage risk using tools like insurance. Read how INSURED promotes the use of agricultural insurance to build resilience and strengthen livelihoods.

Putting the customer front and centre: practical tools for developing customer-centric inclusive insurance for smallholder farmers

juli 2022 - EVENT

Speakers will discuss developing customer-centric and inclusive insurance products under the IFAD-financed Managing Risks for Rural Development Project.



Promises kept: Crop insurance makes a difference for Kenya’s small-scale farmers

maart 2022 - STORY

Farming can be a risky business indeed. Recently, some IFAD-supported initiatives have begun piloting crop insurance programmes for participating farmers – and for KCEP-CRAL farmers in Kenya, the new insurance policies arrived just in time.