Insurance payouts based on weather conditions are helping to keep premiums low and enabling millions of farmers access to coverage previously unavailable to them.
ACToday Archives - State of the Planet
Experts discussed how climate and the coronavirus will affect food supply chains, and how university-led projects such as ACToday can help take on major challenges like these.
The pandemic will test our food and trade systems in ways never experienced before. Food security research Michael Puma helps unravel the complex interplay of risks.
Affordable insurance against droughts and other climate risks will help to improve food security and protect smallholder farmers.
He and his team are deploying seasonal climate forecasts and index insurance to help Vietnamese farmers plan ahead for changing weather, and to enhance food security.
In August of 2019, Colombia’s national meteorological service, IDEAM, launched a state-of-the-art climate forecasting system called NextGen.
ACToday aims to combat hunger and improve food security by increasing climate knowledge in Ethiopia, Senegal, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Colombia, and Guatemala.
Climate scientist Nachiketa Acharya uses medium-term forecasts to help Indian farmers with planning and decision-making.
A prototype model considers climate and socioeconomic factors to see if displacements of people can be predicted and better explained.
How research at Columbia University is making coffee production more sustainable.