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Can microinsurance be a viable investment?

In complement to the blog that we are publishing on our website this week, I want to ask the question ...

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Challenging a universal truth. Fat or fraud?

You may remember my blog earlier this year which introduced the idea that what we see in our food pyramids ...

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Closing a protection gap: Kenya Livestock Insurance Program

"We make the world more resilient" – a bold vision statement we have given ourselves. But how does this statement translate ...

STORY URL: http://www.swissre.com/reinsurance/successful_Kenya_livestock_insurance_program_scheme_scales_up.html

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Strengthening the agricultural sector in Africa

I got back from my first client visit to Africa at the 5th Swiss Re Agriculture Insurance Roundtable in Nairobi ...

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Pasture lands in MX - insured against drought via satellites

Back in January this year a small group of my team together with our local partner ProAgro hit the road ...

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Insurance as innovative tool for humanitarian assistance

I am attending the first World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul. This is a flagship event organized by the United Nations ...

STORY URL: https://www.worldhumanitariansummit.org/

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Bringing agriculture insurance to African farmers

Farming provides a living for two out of three people in Sub Saharan Africa. But when hail, floods, drought or ...

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Fondue, deconstructed.

It is as Swiss as it gets. An acquired taste for some. For the uninitiated, fondue might just seem like ...

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The scoop on product recall risk

When an ice cream manufacturer issues a recall it’s not just a headache for ice cream lovers, it becomes ...

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Agriculture, Biodiversity and Insurance

There are many reasons for crop failure, ranging from pests and floods to fungi and summer storms. It's no ...

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Reinsurance: A force against Climate Change & Species Loss

A reinsurer underwrites a risk that is initially borne by a different party, thereby transferring part of that risk to ...

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Insurers can combat the marine overfishing crisis

The insurance and reinsurance industries can help combat the marine overfishing crisis - here is how:

As the World Bank points ...

STORY URL: http://houseofocean.org/

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El Niño: Let's not limit the conversation to the weather

Kin Hubbard, an early 20th century American journalist, once said, "Don't knock the weather. If it didn't change ...

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