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2011-09-20 13:21:21

First study on the ecological consequences of rain-index insurance Insurance can help farmers to survive dry periods. However, it can also result in the long term in overgrazing and therefore threaten their existence if insurance companies pay out in periods of moderate drought and farmers change their management strategies as a result. This is the conclusion of the world´s first study on the ecological effects of rain-index insurance. As the international community decided at the UN...