Index Based Crop Insurance in Senegal and West Africa : Some Concerns Based on On-going Experiments

@inproceedings{Muller2012IndexBC,
  title={Index Based Crop Insurance in Senegal and West Africa : Some Concerns Based on On-going Experiments},
  author={Bertrand Muller},
  year={2012}
}
Agricultural insurance is just starting in West Africa (WA) with the recent launching of some index based insurance pilot projects. However it is already possible to stress some important issues based on those experi ments and also considering previous knowledge on climate and agriculture in WA. As regards climate issues, the main problem is the basis risk due to the huge spatio-temporal variability of rainfall. This reality pleads for the development of remote sensing methods. Other important… CONTINUE READING

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