R4 Rural Resilience Initiative in Ethiopia

As one of the focal risk management strategies within the R4 framework, weather index insurance is a promising tool for facilitating adaptation to climate risk. It can enhance peoples’ economic and livelihood resilience by enabling access to new resources, and can help to buffer them against the direct impacts of the climate. Under the R4 framework, through continuous interaction with the community and local experts, a weather index, such as accumulated rainfall, is created used to target specific farmer risks. This can then be linked to an insurance product.

International Research Institute for Climate and Society, Oxfam America, Relief Society of Tigray
Sharoff, J., Diro, R., McCarney, G., and M. Norton


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