LEAD at IFI Summit 2021: Can Meso-Level Insurance Work in Protecting Farmers?

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The Inclusive Finance Summit went virtual this year and included a series of exciting events over two days. LEAD at Krea University was a technical partner at the Summit. As part of this engagement, LEAD hosted a panel discussion on ‘Mitigating Agricultural Risks: Meso-level Insurance in Agriculture’ moderated by Fabrizio Valenti, Head, Financial Inclusion. Research Fellow Sabina Yasmin, presented insights from an ongoing study on the potential of meso-level insurance in protecting farmers from various agricultural risks, supported by CIIE.CO under the Bharat Inclusion Initiative.

Other panellists included Mangesh Patankar (Swiss Reinsurance Company) and Enamul Mazid Khan Siddique (Oxfam, Bangladesh).

The discussion explored the pros and cons of meso-level insurance versus micro-level insurance in alleviating agricultural risks. It also delved into strategies that can support the successful implementation of meso-level insurance.

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