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30 June 2020

Use of drones strengthens agriculture in dealing with climate change - tutorial video

Globally, April 2020 was (along April 2016), the warmest April on record. As in many other countries worldwide, another drought would considerably harm the agricultural sector, which already suffered heavy yield losses in the past years.

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18 June 2020

Science to Business and Policy: KlimALEZ support the launch of satellite-based index insurance for Mongolian wheat producers

In the scope of the project KlimALEZ, IAMO researchers have successfully supported the launch of Mongolia’s first index insurance product for wheat growers. Since 2017, the KlimALEZ team has been advising the Ministry of Agriculture and the insurance...

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10 February 2020

KlimALEZ team meeting with Minister for Agriculture of Uzbekistan, Jamshid Khodjaev

On January 16, the Minister for Agriculture of Uzbekistan Jamshid Khodjaev met IAMO Director Prof. Thomas Glauben and his colleagues Dr. Ihtiyor Bobojonov and Dr. Lena Kuhn for a discussion in the Uzbek Embassy in Berlin. In the meeting, the Ministry...

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05 September 2019

CLIENT II-Project is convincing Uzbek government on importance of index based insurance against climate risks

The recent decree of the president of Uzbekistan from 2 August 2019 “On measures of reforming the fast development of the insurance market of the Republic of Uzbekistan” mentioned the importance of establishing an index-insurance market in the...

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12 July 2019

Reform on subsidizing cotton and wheat insurance in Uzbekistan

This summer, Uzbekistan underwent several legal reforms of the agricultural insurance sector.

The first noteworthy reform is the Parliament’s Decree from 19 June 2019 on “Improving the insurance system of future yields in cotton and wheat...

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24 June 2019

Outscaling pilot drought insurance – KlimALEZ Interim Workshop

On June 17, the participants from research and business from Central Asia and Germany met for IAMO organized workshop at Tashkent State Economics University. During the event, partners reported on their recent activities and experiences in piloting...

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09 May 2019

Piloting index insurance in Uzbekistan

In the scope of the project “Increasing climate resilience via agricultural insurance – Innovation transfer for sustainable rural development in Central Asia” (KlimALEZ), scientists of IAMO supported Uzbek GROSS Insurance in piloting an index insurance for rainfed wheat production in Uzbekistan on...

The term index insurance is used for a type of agricultural insurance where payouts are based not on field evaluations but rather on an index highly correlated with observed yields. These indices are usually obtained from weather stations and...

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07 May 2019

Interactive seminar conducted with Uzbek rainfed grain farmers

In scope of the project KlimALEZ, IAMO researchers have been organizing a series of extension seminars for local farmers in the province of Jizzakh, Uzbekistan, this April.

A team of IAMO PostDocs and PhD students conducted interactive workshops with over 200 farmers in rainfed grain production on risk management and agricultural investment. The aim was to gain insight into farmers’ understanding of and interest in...

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24 January 2019

Project findings presented on Global Forum for Food and Agriculture

In the scope of an expert panel at the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture, Klimalez researchers presented project results for a discussion of implementation of digital innovations for risk management in agriculture. In her keynote, researcher...

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07 January 2019

KlimALEZ project presented at UNFCCC COP 24

In the scope of UN Climate Change conference in Katowice, IAMO scientist Laura Moritz presented the project KlimALEZ. This year’s UN Climate Conference took place in Katowice Poland December 2-14 as a Conference of the Parties (COP) of the United...

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