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Honduran Farmers Help Design Insurance Against Climate Risks


During the first of the two growing seasons of 2015, grain farmers in El Paraíso, Honduras, faced one of the worst droughts in history, with losses ranging from 60 to 100 percent of the maize planted.

As part of an engagement with CGIAR’s Research Programme on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security, the International Research Institute for Climate and Society and local Honduran partners have been working to identify and implement farmer-driven, development-focused climate risk solutions. Through interactive exercises, grain farmers have worked together with the team of experts since 2014 to design and tailor index insurance in the pilot region of El Paraíso, Honduras.

This video tells their story.

Find out more at the website of the International Research Institute for Climate and Society. CGIAR is a worldwide partnership addressing agricultural research for development.

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