World Food Day: boosting agriculture helps fight African poverty
15 Oct 2014
According to the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), more than one third of the world's 805 million poor live in Sub-Saharan Africa. In times where climate change is exposing farmers to increasing floods, storms and droughts, insurance can play an important role in establishing a more resilient agriculture in Africa.
From subsistence to sustainable: how insurance can help African farmers make the move
18 Sep 2014
This was the key takeaway from the 4th Agricultural Reinsurance Workshop which took place on 17 July 2014 in Nairobi. A record 90 professionals from 53 organizations across 15 countries assembled in the Kenyan capital to look for solutions to make agriculture more sustainable in Africa.
From fuel to farms: Angola aims to shift weight of oil economy by focusing on agriculture
16 Jun 2014
After years of financial dependence on the fossil fuel sector, Angola is ready to reactivate its agriculture insurance market in a move to diversify its economy. And Swiss Re is ready to help.
African Risk Capacity: protecting agriculture investments in Africa
21 May 2014
Swiss Re supports the launch of Africa's first-ever natural disaster insurance pool to protect rural livelihoods and investments in a region highly exposed to drought risk.
Agriculture in Romania: ready, set, grow
08 May 2014
Romania's agricultural industry is set to bloom, but the risk of drought may stunt its growth. Participants at a recent event in the capital discussed ways to protect this important sector.
Resilient agriculture – an engine for economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa: how insurance can play a part
05 May 2014
The region's agricultural sector has the potential to help drive overall economic growth, and insurance can help make it happen.
Drought strikes but insurance keeps farmers growing
24 Mar 2014
Falling reservoir levels, water rationing and a coffee harvest 30% below expectations. These are some of the effects of the current record drought in central Brazil. But many farmers in the country can continue their work thanks to farm revenue insurance offered by the Brazilian cooperative Coamo and Swiss Re Corporate Solutions.