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Agric micro-insurance in West Africa

Paris hosts conference on agric micro-insurance in West Africa - A conference on agricultural micro-insurance in West Africa will be held on Thursday in Paris on the theme 'Agricultural micro-insurance in West Africa: Realities and perspectives”, the organizers said in a statement on Tuesday.

The conference will take stock of agricultural micro-insurance in the world and discuss the emergency and dissemination conditions of that system in West Africa, according to the statement received by PANA in Cotonou.

Organizers note that the initiatives that aim at improving access of peasant farmers to agricultural insurance products against climate change are numerous and hinge on food security.

Reducing the risk faced by peasant farmers might pave the way for the establishment of innovative systems to unlock access to credit and improve productivity and revenue of small producers.

Pana 19/02/2014