Thesis hand-in

28. August 2017 CCAFS, index insurance 2
Thesis hand-in
A week ago I handed in my thesis – my ~140 page, colourful baby filled with graphs and maps. I’ve just about recovered from my diet of tea, pizza and chocolate biscuits. Next Monday the MSc CCAFS class of 2016/2017 will present their theses to an audience of last year’s class, next year’s class, interested ...

Index insurance design and satellites

“Geospatial Data in Agriculture Risk Management | The IRI Index Insurance Experience” Dr. Daniel Osgood, Lead Scientist, Financial Instruments Sector Team FARMD (March 2012) | Until recently, many have doubted that index insurance could scale to the large numbers of farmers needed to meaningfully address poverty.  There has been worry about low demand as well ...

“Uncertainty Grows in Zimbabwe as the Trump Administration Considers Cutting Foreign Aid”

“Zimbabwe receives $150 million in U.S. aid funding annually to combat food insecurity and support climate resilience programs for 2.1 million people”, writes Andrew Mambondiyani Trump Brings Great Uncertainty to Africa Many drought-stricken rural communities were hoping that their turn for much needed help would arrive soon, with new USAID-funded programs initiated in their regions. ...