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作者 Mahul, Olivier
書名 Government Support to Agricultural Insurance : Challenges and Options for Developing Countries
出版項 Herndon : World Bank Publications, 2010
國際標準書號 9780821382196 (electronic bk.)
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說明 1 online resource (213 pages)
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附註 Intro -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Contents -- Foreword -- Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations -- Glossary -- Overview -- Why Should Governments Support Agricultural Insurance? -- What Can We Learn from International Experience? -- How Should Governments Support Agricultural Insurance? -- Chapter 1. Introduction -- Agriculture in Developing Countries -- Risk Management in Agriculture -- Agricultural Insurance -- Objectives of the Study -- Chapter 2. The Economic Rationale for Public Intervention in Agricultural Insurance -- Market and Regulatory Imperfections -- Pricing and Subsidizing Agricultural Insurance -- Compulsory versus Voluntary Insurance -- Climate Change -- Modernizing the Agricultural Sector -- Note -- Chapter 3. Comparative Analysis of Agriculture Insurance Programs -- Survey Objectives and Methodology -- Origins of and Trends in the Provision of Agricultural Insurance -- Global Agricultural Insurance Markets -- Public Intervention in Agricultural Insurance -- Penetration of Agricultural Insurance -- Performance of Agricultural Insurance Providers -- Notes -- Chapter 4. Options for and Challenges to Providing Public Support to Agricultural Insurance in Developing Countries -- Policy Recommendations -- Key Challenges and Options -- Appendixes -- A. Status of Agricultural Insurance in 209 Economies -- B. Financial Management of Agricultural Production Risks -- Decomposition of Agribusiness Segments -- Agricultural Risk Assessment -- Agricultural Risk Financing -- Blending Insurance and Rural Finance -- Institutional Capacity Building -- C. The Survey Questionnaire -- Letter of Introduction -- Explanatory Notes to Accompany Questionnaire on Public Intervention in Agricultural Insurance -- Questionnaire -- D. Survey Results -- References -- Index -- Back cover
Governments in developing countries have been increasingly involved in the support of commercial agricultural insurance programs in recent years. In their attempt to design and implement agricultural insurance, many governments in developing countries have sought technical assistance from the international community and particularly from the World Bank. World Bank is among the few international financial organizations having a fully dedicated insurance team with agricultural insurance experts, and the agricultural insurance team currently provides technical assistance in about 20 countries. One of the recurrent requests from the governments is about the international experience with agricultural insurance, not only in developed countries where in some cases agricultural insurance has been offered for more than a century, but also in middle- and low-income countries. They are particularly interested in the experience of public support to agricultural insurance, including technical, operational, financial and institutional aspects. The book aims to inform and update the public and private decision makers involved in the promotion of agricultural insurance about the recent developments in agricultural insurance, with a particular focus on middle- and low-income countries. It provides the decision maker with a framework for the development of agricultural insurance based on an analytical review of the rationale of public intervention in agricultural insurance and a detailed comparative analysis of agricultural insurance programs with and without public support. This analysis is based on a survey conducted by the World Bank's agricultural insurance team in 2008 in 65 developed and developing countries. It offers policymakers a review of public support in agricultural insurance in light of international experience and makes recommendations for the
development of sustainable, affordable and cost-effective agricultural insurance programs
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
鏈接 Print version: Mahul, Olivier Government Support to Agricultural Insurance : Challenges and Options for Developing Countries Herndon : World Bank Publications,c2010 9780821382172
主題 Agricultural insurance -- Developing countries.;Agricultural insurance -- Government policy -- Developing countries
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Alt Author Stutley, Charles J
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