Index based drought insurance is a vital tool for millions of farmers across Africa dependent on rain-fed agriculture. But designing fair and effective products is complicated.
SatWIN-ALERT is a NERC funded project that supports operational drought insurance design across Africa. We’re working with six insurance partners to address their core research questions behind weather insurance design and basis risk reduction. This includes documenting the research gaps, optimizing the utility of satellite rainfall information in product design, and conducting core socio-economic research on drought perceptions and participatory design. Our vision is to allow millions of farmers across sub-Saharan Africa to become more drought resistant.