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UK drought monitoring and forecasting

By Laura Baker After what feels like a pretty wet start to the year, it may seem strange to be talking about drought (although admittedly the warm weather over the last couple of weeks should help!). But in spring 2012, … Continue reading

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Weather index insurance helps African farmers

By Emily Black The 886 million Africans who depend on subsistence agriculture are highly vulnerable to weather-related agricultural risk. ┬áThis vulnerability is exacerbated by a lack of access to insurance. A cheap and practical alternative to traditional insurance is weather … Continue reading

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