Cruiser seed treatment and vigour effect in soybean in Brazil, leading to improved water use efficiency
With the remaining 5 USD dollars jane bought insecticides for her beans which she intercrops with her maize. The first picture shows her with the maize she planted form her payout, the second picture shows her and her son and two adoptive sons who she supports to attend secondary school
Starting off with the reasons why it worked and
Marco Ferroni and Rose Goslinga Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture 3 rd International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC Davos 2010 Davos, Switzerland, 2 June 2010 Risk Management in Agriculture Conference Theme: Risk and Global Change – From Threats to Sustainable Opportunities
Severe weather (drought, excess rain) Price/marketing risks (changes in supply or demand, loss of market access, etc.) Risks Technology (IPM, CP, varieties, ag practices, water & soil mgt) Solutions Insurance Market rationalization
Agricultural technology to manage production risk
Agricultural technology is risk management to protect yield k Yield potential Traits Seed treatments Sprays Agronomy & Extension: Ecosystem services Source: Syngenta Foundation Healthy farm population
low/no-till Cons. Ag.
novel growing systems
CP contribution to crop yield potential Source: Oerke et al. 1994
Through partnering with input companies premium was only 5% to the farmer instead of 10% since the companies contributed the remainder.
4. Mobile technology:
Scale is only viable if registration and payouts are paperless.
5. Historic weather data and stations
6. Convincing the commercial partners that the market will be profitable
7. Financial literacy & distrust of farmers
Key challenges and success factors cont’d Eunice Wamaitha, 1 Acre insured What did you think about insurance before the payout? I thought they might not pay, our friends told us after the training that we were being lied to