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The insurance service provides satellite-based drought index insurance to protect these smallholders and aid in increasing sustainable food production. (Photo: Agroberichten Buitenland)

In Uganda, farmers face increasing exposure to risks associated with changing weather patterns, suffering from severe drought and the effects of climate change. As a result, farmers’ crops are often destroyed in these poor conditions with no insurance to help recover the cost, sending many African farmers into a vicious cycle of poverty while also creating a devastating food shortage.

To help protect farmers and increase sustainable food production, the SUM-Africa project, supported by the Geodata for Agriculture and Water (G4AW) program of the Netherlands Space Office (NSO), provides satellite-based drought index insurance to protect these smallholders, offering a cheaper insurance product where there are very few other options.

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Danielle Ling

Danielle Ling is an experienced video journalist and business reporter. As associate editor, Danielle manages all multimedia and reports on industry news and risk-related coverage, managing all weather-related content. A University of Maryland and Philip Merrill College of Journalism alum, Danielle previously served as a video journalist for Verizon FiOS 1 News NJ, Push Pause. Connect with Danielle on LinkedIn or email her at [email protected].

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