Project outline

Developing Index Insurance for Smallholder Farmers and Rural Communities in Zimbabwe

The project is based around an internship at the World Food Programme (WFP) in Harare. The two primary objectives are:

  1. to identify Wards of Masvingo District that are most suitable for the implementation of the R4 Rural Resilience Initiative (R4)
  2. to conduct a drought risk assessment and collate data on current index insurance structures to inform index design in R4.

Various agricultural and demographic datasets will be used to complete these objectives.