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).
Gathering good data can reduce the cost of livestock insurance for smallholder farmers, making coverage affordable and building their resilience. The Insurance Toolkit new brief shares lessons learned in Georgia.
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.
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.