Pilot 1.3 | Vegetation-Index Crop-Insurance in Ethiopia

Pilot 1.3 | Vegetation-Index Crop-Insurance in Ethiopia

The project provides a financial service delivery to smallholder farmers in Ethiopia with a geodata-driven risk-mitigation (insurance) product that offers a basic safety net to protect them against weather related perils. This pilot will build on the existing ‘VICI’ single-peril drought-insurance product from the G4AW funded GIACIS project (Geodata for Innovative Agricultural Credit Insurance Schemes) which is targeted at Ethiopian small holder farmers in 4 key-regions of Ethiopia: Oromia, SNNPR, Amhara and Tigray, who cultivate Tef, Wheat, Barley, Maize and Sorghum.
ITC/UT will coordinate the pilot, prepare the NDVI-index and EUMETCAST system, develop a weather App and provide training & e-support to transfer know-how to Ethiopian partners. IIASA will develop a field validation App and provide training and e-support to transfer know-how to Ethiopian partners. MEKELLE will install and maintain the EUMETCast system and receive training/support. Some tasks, especially those associated with training in farmers’ fields, data collection, analytics on App use and feedback/improvements on the system will be contracted out.

/ Objectives

• Assist farmers with actionable advices,
• Support farmers to CAP conformance,
• Crop type mapping and monitor CAP’s Greening obligations,
• Crop identification through the use and fusion of EO, in-situ and crowd sources data.

/ Partners

UT, IIASA, MEKELLE

/ Key Users

KIFIYA, ATA, IFAD, MoA, MoF, State Banks, Public Finance Enterprise Agency, Insurance companies, Farmers

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/ Key Datasets
  • Existing 1km SPOT-VGT & PROBA-V 3rd NDVI Catalogue
  • Future BDRF-inversion adjusted 1km Spot-VGT & PROBA-V NDVI Catalogue
  • Future BDRF-inversion adjusted 1km Sentinel-3 SYNERGY VGT-S like NDVI-Product

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