Realizing Rural Resilience and Inclusive Growth by Reducing Risk: Is Agricultural Insurance the Key?


This event, jointly presented by Microlinks and Agrilinks, covered the potential for agricultural insurance to promote resilience and inclusive agricultural growth as part of an integrated risk management approach. Lena Heron, Senior Rural Development Advisor in USAID’s Bureau for Food Security, discussed the use of insurance to support USAID’s inclusive, climate-smart agricultural growth and resilience programming objectives. Richard Choularton from the World Food Programme discussed how the Rural Resilience (R4) Initiative combines agricultural index insurance with broader risk management approaches to reduce vulnerability and improve the livelihoods of rural farmers.

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