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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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05 November 2018

Opening of Uzbek-German Chair on International Agricultural Economics

October 30, the opening ceremony of a joint chair between Tashkent State Agrarian University (TDAU) and IAMO on international agricultural economics took place in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.The joint chair is established in the scope of the IAMO project “

A...

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29 August 2018

Insurance experiments conducted in Kyrgyzstan

Long summer droughts and heat waves like this year are rare for Europe. In Central Asia, however, which was repeatedly confronted with such climate events over the last 10 to 15 years, they are a common phenomenon.

In scope of the project “Increasing...

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24 August 2018

Policy Brief “Agriculture in times of drought: How digitalisation can support sustainable risk management” published

In view of the current drought period in Germany, IAMO published the IAMO Policy Brief 35 on “Agriculture in times of drought: How digitalisation can support sustainable risk management”. The current drought situation in Germany has become one of...

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