Farmers to benefit from climate fund

ZAMBIA is among six countries expected to benefit from an insurance scheme that is expected to help four million peasant farmers rebuild their lives after climate disasters.

According to InsuResilience Investment Fund, the insurance programme will also cover climate disasters in Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Cambodia, and tropical cyclones in Myanmar with the support mainly targeting female farmers.

Fund board chairman Stefan Hirsch said Asian countries are highly vulnerable to the effects of climate change and natural catastrophes, hence the need to mitigate the effects.
“The goal is to reduce the vulnerability of small businesses and low-income households in…

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