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An archive of all of our news articles on the topic of microinsurance. This chronological archive includes every article on Artemis related to the weather and climate aspects of microinsurance including weather index insurance. For the latest news and full coverage visit the homepage.

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InsuResilience Solutions Fund backs crop & livestock parametric insurance

The InsuResilience Solutions Fund, which is part of the InsuResilience Global Partnership, will fund and support the development of an index-based crop and livestock insurance solution for smallholder farmers in South Africa.It's the first funding announced by the InsuResilience Solutions Fund (ISF), which was established and is funded by KfW, read the full article →

Parametric livestock insurance pays out to Ethiopian farmers

An index-based livestock insurance program has paid out to almost 3,000 smallholder farmers in Ethiopia, after its parameters were breached by satellite data inputs, triggering payouts of the drought protection the scheme provides.The Index-Based Livestock Insurance (IBLI) was an early index or parametric microinsurance solution targeted at pastoralists in African read the full article →

Blue Marble & World Food Programme expand index insurance partnership

Blue Marble Microinsurance (Blue Marble) has announced an expansion of its weather-index parametric insurance partnership with The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Africa.Blue Marble, backed by its shareholding global insurance, reinsurance and broking firms, has already been active offering its socially impactful, commercially viable parametric insurance protection to read the full article →

Blue Marble renews, expands Colombia parametric weather insurance

Blue Marble Microinsurance (Blue Marble) said it has renewed and expanded the weather index insurance scheme for smallholder coffee farmers in Colombia that it launched in 2018 in cooperation with Nespresso.The pair launched the program as a pilot scheme in late 2018, saying that because of climate change coffee producers read the full article →

Oxfam, Aon & Etherisc automate parametric weather insurance on a blockchain

A collaboration between Oxfam in Sri Lanka, insurance and reinsurance broker Aon and insurtech blockchain solutions provider Etherisc has delivered a parametric weather insurance product that will make automated payouts to smallholder farmers.The trio, alongside local insurer Sanasa, have launched and begun enrolling farmers into a blockchain-based platform that will read the full article →

Blue Marble works with Nespresso on parametric weather insurance pilot

Blue Marble Microinsurance (Blue Marble) is working with coffee company Nespresso on a pilot program to deliver weather index insurance to smallholder coffee farmers in Colombia.The pair note that due to climate change producers of coffee are particularly exposed to weather variability and extremes, resulting in a need for risk read the full article →

World Bank’s IFC partners on Indonesian parametric climate insurance

The World Bank Group’s global development institute, International Finance Corporation (IFC), will collaborate with Indonesia’s PT Reasuransi MAIPARK to develop parametric insurance solutions for the country’s agribusinesses against the increasing threat and costs of natural disaster and climate events.The IFC and MAIPARK, a specialist risk reinsurance firm owned by all read the full article →

World Bank rep calls for supervision of index-insurance

Index-based, or parametric structured insurance solutions, while beneficial and expanding across the world, require greater supervision, according to Lead Insurance Specialist at the World Bank, Craig Thorburn.Insurance industry supervisors, policymakers and insurers from the Asia Pacific region met in Singapore at the 9th Consultative Forum in March, 2017, and debated read the full article →

World Bank, Swiss Re backed Kenya livestock index insurance pays out

An index-based livestock insurance program in Kenya, which was launched with the backing of the World Bank and with reinsurance from Swiss Re, has been triggered and will pay out $2 million to farmers hit by drought.The index insurance product utilises satellite technology to monitor and measure the state of read the full article →

World Bank & Africa Re to cap weather index-insurance loss ratios

The World Bank's Global Index Insurance Facility (GIIF) and African Reinsurance Corporation (Africa Re) have teamed up to provide a facility that will help to cap insurers loss ratios on weather index-insurance schemes in Africa.Index-insurance, or index based insurance, typically involves protecting policyholders from weather and climate impacts, using indices read the full article →