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Index Insurance: Using Public Data to Benefit Small-Scale Agriculture

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  • Castillo, Maria Jose
  • Boucher, Stephen
  • Carter, Michael

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  • Castillo, Maria Jose & Boucher, Stephen & Carter, Michael, 2016. "Index Insurance: Using Public Data to Benefit Small-Scale Agriculture," International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA), vol. 19(A).
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:ifaamr:240698
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    Keywords

    Index insurance; public data; big data; small farmers; developing countries; Agribusiness; Food Security and Poverty; Research and Development/Tech Change/Emerging Technologies; Risk and Uncertainty; Q10; Q14; Q18;

    JEL classification:

    • Q10 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - General
    • Q14 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Finance
    • Q18 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Policy; Food Policy

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