March 26, 2015
The Botswana Institute for Technology Research and Innovation’s Environment and Climate Change division intends to undertake a project entitled “Insurance and Reinsurance: A potential adaptation measure for large-scale crop farmers under a changing climate”. The study will investigate the possibility of a dryland crop insurance market in Botswana and how such a market can best be catered for.
Currently, the government covers dryland arable farmers through the Agricultural Credit Guarantee Scheme, which is said to be running at a loss and covers only those farmers that have taken loans from NDB and CEDA. The study will initially be piloted with Mosisedi cluster group in the Southern district before moving to other cluster farming groups around the country.