Jan 16, 2020 - ATAI Highlights by Theme

Highlights on Risk

This page curates key ATAI research and insights on weather-based risk

Weather risk remains an important barrier to agricultural development. Although low demand has prevented markets for commercial weather index insurance from scaling, in cases where farmers were given subsidized insurance, the protection led them to make investments to increase farm productivity. These facts point to the need to study a range of alternative approaches to address weather risk(….) One promising alternative is to explore other risk-mitigating technologies, such as improved seeds that better tolerate weather events (…) (see here for the evidence synthesis discussion)

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