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New Approaches to Agricultural Insurance in Developing Economies

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Abstract

Providing appropriate risk management tools for agriculture is a key challenge for agricultural development. Agricultural insurance systems play a vital role in that process: they provide structured cover against natural perils and legal entitlement for indemnification for the farming sector. As such, they serve as collateral for agricultural loans and provide a safety net for investments.

Keywords

Geographical Information System Agricultural Insurance Insurance Product Index Insurance Crop Insurance 
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  1. 1.Munich ReMunichGermany

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