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27 Feb 2018 description

This brief describes the implementation of index-based flood insurance (IBFI) in countries with large smallhold farming communities to insure farmers against flood losses. The brief outlines the objectives of the IBFI scheme in Bihar, India and identifies key challenges and recommendations.

16 Feb 2018 description

Key Recommendations

In order to reach the most vulnerable, decision makers and those involved in insurance schemes could:

  • ensure a thorough understanding of the socio-economic context in which insurance schemes are implemented and identify which social factors create vulnerabilities.

  • provide farmers, especially those who are illiterate or particularly vulnerable, with adequate information and training on the most suitable insurance products and how to make best use of them.

26 Nov 2017 description

2017: ITP Highlight #04

Climate change threatens increased frequency and intensity of droughts; how are farmers coping? Palanisami and Kumar speak to 120 farmers in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu to find out...

K. Palanisami and D. Suresh Kumar

22 Aug 2017 description

A grainy video shows panic-stricken goats being pulled to safety from flood waters in the middle of the night. It offers a glimpse from social media of efforts in Northeast India to cope with flooding and its consequences for people and their livestock. Incessant rains have given rise during recent days to severe flooding in the Indian states of Bihar and Assam as well as in southern Nepal. An estimated 2 million people have been affected, with dozens dead as a result of flooding and landslides and hundreds of thousands displaced from their homes.

22 Aug 2017 description

North-eastern caused India, widespread southern flood Nepal claiming and 740 Bangladesh human lives received and heavy displacing rainfall millions during of the people last few from days,their homes. The floods imposed economic hardships among thousands of farmers due to the destruction of rice crops in the ongoing Kharif season.

Resent flood-related deaths reported 69, and over 20 lakh people have been hit by the floods in 24 districts of Uttar Pradesh.

22 Aug 2017 description

North-eastern India, southern Nepal and Bangladesh received heavy rainfall during the last few days, which caused widespread flood claiming 740 human lives and displacing millions of people from their homes.

22 Aug 2017 description

Indian state of Bihar, which receives most of the flood waters from rivers in upstream Nepal is also seriously affected in the ongoing disaster event. Four districts located along the Indian-Nepal border in Bihar Kishanganj, Araria, Purnea and Katihar districts are under high inundation affecting nearly one million people. Flood inundation and damages are also reported in other districts Darbhanga, Madhubani, Sitamarhi, Madhepura, Saharsa, Supaul as well as East and West Champaran.

22 Aug 2017 description

North-eastern India, southern Nepal and Bangladesh received heavy rainfall during the last few days, which caused widespread flood claiming 740 human lives and displacing millions of people from their homes. The floods imposed economic hardships among thousands of farmers due to the destruction of rice crops in the ongoing Kharif season.

22 Aug 2017 description

North-eastern India, southern Nepal and Bangladesh received heavy rainfall during the last few days, which caused widespread flood claiming 740 human lives and displacing millions of people from their homes. The floods imposed economic hardships among thousands of farmers due to the destruction of rice crops in the ongoing Kharif season.

19 Aug 2017 description

North-eastern India, southern Nepal and Bangladesh received heavy rainfall during the last few Legend days, which caused widespread flood claiming 160 human lives and displacing millions of people from their homes. Indian state of Bihar, which receives most of the flood waters from rivers in upstream Nepal is also seriously affected in the ongoing disaster event. Four districts located along the Indian-Nepal border in Bihar Kishanganj, Araria, Purnea and Katihar districts are under high inundation affecting nearly one million people.

19 Aug 2017 description

North-eastern India, southern Nepal and Bangladesh received heavy rainfall during the last few days, which caused widespread flood claiming 160 human lives and displacing millions of people from their homes. Indian state of Bihar, which receives most of the flood waters from rivers in upstream Nepal is also seriously affected in the ongoing disaster event. Four districts located along the Indian-Nepal border in Bihar Kishanganj, Araria, Purnea and Katihar districts are under high inundation affecting nearly one million people.

17 Aug 2017 description

North-eastern India, southern Nepal and Bangladesh received heavy rainfall during the last few Legend days, which caused widespread flood claiming 160 human lives and displacing millions of people from their homes.

16 Aug 2017 description

North-eastern India, southern Nepal an d Bangladesh received heavy rain fall during the last few days, which caused widespread flood claiming 160 human lives and displacing millions of people from their homes. The floods imposed economic hardships among thousands of farmers due to the destruction of rice crops in the on going Kharif season. Monsoon floods destroyed key rice crops in Nepal and affected thousands of farmers.