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Department of Geography Economic Geography

Why microinsurances don't work as a private market

Private microinsurances are meant to protect peasants from crop shortfall and decrease farmers vulnerability to extreme weather. Unfortunately these insurances didn’t fulfill the expectations, as Leigh Johnson showed in her research at the UZH. Much effort is needed to explain the product to the peasants and the insurance premiums are high and will be rising as the effects of climate change become more severe for agriculture.

NZZ Campus, 10.11.2016 (in German)

forscherin leigh johnson