Partnering for food security

Meeting the agricultural challenge in Africa

22 Aug 2016

Agriculture is the main pillar of the economy and the major source of employment in nearly all countries in sub-Saharan Africa. But climate change and population growth threaten stakeholders from governments, NGOs, multilateral donors and the insurance and financial sector, as confirmed at the fifth Swiss Re Agricultural Insurance Workshop in Nairobi.

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Insuring African farmers for the next El Niño

10 May 2016

In the Horn of Africa a drought exacerbated by El Niño has damaged crops leading to increased malnutrition for the population. As of March 2016, close to 19.5 million people in the region are affected.

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