A green revolution using frugal innovation: crop insurance for Tanzanian farmers by Meine Pieter van Dijk

Green revolution in Tanzania

In this new blogpost ISS Professor of Urban Management, Meine Pieter van Dijk, discusses the efforts in decreasing vulnerability and increasing crop production to help Tanzania's traditional small maize farmers.

What is the best way to help traditional small maize farmers in Tanzania to increase their production? A crop insurance project in Tanzania showed great success in decreasing the vulnerability of these farmers to drought through a simple frugal innovation called Weather Index Insurance. However, a transition from traditional to hybrid seeds is recommended to further decrease vulnerability and increase agricultural productivity.

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