Can a smartphone camera help provide a safety net for smallholder farmers?
The new episode of IFPRI's Research Talks podcast series features IFPRI’s Research Fellow Berber Kramer, who in a conversation with Sivan Yosef, shares the story of how IFPRI researchers came up with the idea of using smartphone pictures to help small farmers in India reap the benefits of crop insurance. Working together, IFPRI researchers are testing a suite of innovative financial instruments that have the potential to help farmers manage risk, with the aim of improving resilience, incomes, and making inroads against poverty.
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CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions and Markets / CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security / |International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) / Borlaug Institute for South Asia / Borlaug Institute for South Asia / HDFC ERGO General Insurance / CGIAR Platform for Big Data on Agriculture / Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International / Mahalanobis National Crop Forecast Centre / Manchester University / Dvara E-Registry / Digital Credit Observatory
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