Providing Microinsurance to Smallholders to Increase Overall Yield

13 Pages Posted: 29 Jan 2021

Date Written: November 19, 2020

Abstract

This paper examines different types of agricultural insurance to find the best product to increase the yield of farmers in Aruppukottai, a small village in Tamil Nadu, India. The paper explores the best way to maximize the resources of​ my ​NGO, Khasanam, so as to have maximum impact in reducing the level of hunger in the village. It is found that a meso-level insurance policy is the most effective method to be used. The paper also puts forth a proposal that outlines how the meso-level insurance will be implemented to aid the farmers in the village.

Keywords: microinsurance, agricultural economics

JEL Classification: Q14, G22

Suggested Citation

Ramkumar, Arya, Providing Microinsurance to Smallholders to Increase Overall Yield (November 19, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3733283 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3733283

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