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An enabling environment may provide the laws, regulations and incentives, which assures that the reorientation and transformation towards climate-smart agriculture proceeds effectively and sustainably.It helps build institutional capacity at all levels and reduces the risks that deter farmers from investing in new technologies and practices.Evidence from these case studies can inform the ongoing debate about the viability of scaling up index-based insurance for vulnerable smallholder farmers in the developing world.The rapid progress observed in recent years suggests that index insurance has the potential to benefit smallholder farmers at a meaningful scale, and suggests the need to reassess arguments that lack of demand and practical implementation challenges prevent index-based insurance from being a useful tool to reduce rural poverty.(CSA) are the framework conditions that facilitate and support the adoption of climate-smart technologies and practices.They include policies, institutional arrangements, stakeholder involvement and gender considerations, infrastructure, insurance schemes, as well as access to weather information and advisory services.The arid and semi-arid lands of northern Kenya and southern Ethiopia are regularly hit by regional droughts.
With a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, in 2008 IFAD joined forces with the World Food Programme (WFP) to launch the Weather Risk Management Facility (WRMF).Download our report to learn about the biggest challenges and how savvy IT executives are overcoming them.Is Dev Ops helping organizations reduce costs and time-to-market for software releases? Find out in this Information Week and Interop ITX infographic on the state of Dev Ops in 2017.Experience has shown that investing in the enabling environment is essential for implementing CSA at larger scales.Small-scale farmers and pastoralists in low-income countries are often trapped in poverty because they are unable to make investments in improved agricultural practices due to weather-related risks.