Risk Transfer and Insurance


Promoting Index-Based Weather Insurance for Small Holder Farmers in Burkina Faso

The majority of the rural population in Burkina Faso relies on small-scale, rain-fed subsistence farming as their key source for sustenance and income. As a direct result of climate change, the country now faces increasingly erradic rainfalls, shorter and late rainy seasons, and the increased frequency of extreme weather events including floods and droughts.