Side event

Loss and damage: Providing a lifeline to smallholders with climate insurance - One Acre Fund


Lesley Aparna Shrivastava

US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)
Job title
Deputy Chief Climate Officer

Andrew Mude

African Development Bank Group (AfDB)
Job title
Team Lead Manager

Rowan Douglas

Howden Group Holdings
Job title
CEO, Climate Risk and Resilience

Core message

event summary

One Acre Fund proposes a session on the climate rationale, and specific ideas built from our field work, on how crop insurance can be a central tool for building climate resilience for smallholder farmers (SHFs). The poorest and most climate-vulnerable farmers in the world are the least protected and the only ones who are expected to pay market rates for crop insurance. We see this as a persuasive equity issue, directly related to how loss & damage funds can be applied for maximum impact.


One Acre Fund (OAF)

In collaboration with:

United States International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) International Finance Corporation (IFC)

African Development Bank Group (AfDB)

Howden Group