At a recent workshop, experts in remote sensing shared the latest innovations in digital data with insurance professionals, to enable insurers to build better products that help more farmers in Sri Lanka cope with climate risk.
Scientists from WLE contributed significantly to the EU Farm to Fork Strategy and Biodiversity Strategy for 2030, which proposes that 10% of EU agricultural landscapes should be managed for the conservation of natural and semi-natural habitats.
Seeds for Needs interventions led by WLE/CIAT not only distribute improved seed varieties to farmers, but they also provide support at different levels and across multiple areas of expertise by actively engaging farmers in the process.
SADMS, which won the Geospatial World Excellence Award in 2020, was created by IWMI with the support of WLE and other partners and is a practical drought monitoring service that uses satellite based maps to show expanding dry regions.
Satellite-based insurance is emerging as a new tool to help merginalised farmers get back on feet following damaging floods or droughts. The technology remotely monitors conditions on the ground, and provides information to verify claims.