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The Potential of Weather Index Insurance for Spurring a Green revolution in Africa

Jun 22, 2008 | J.R. Skees, B. Collier | GlobalAgRisk, Inc.
This paper argues that the realization of a green revolution in Africa is dependent not only on the development of appropriate technologies but also on the development of effective risk transfer instruments that will facilitate technology adoption by the poor. Such risk transfer instruments can contribute to meeting the double objective of poverty reduction and economic growth.