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Climate KIC IRMA - YLIT

Title
Yield loss indication tool - Climate-related yield loss assessment of Tanzanian farmers by the statistical crop model IRMA
Duration
June 2016 until December 2016
Budget
29.898 € funded by Climate KIC - Pathfinder project proposal, IDEATOR:
Contact
Christoph Gornott / Timon Graf
Description

Tanzanian small-scale farmers are highly vulnerable for climate-related crop yield losses, which might increase due to climate change. These yield losses inhibit the establishment of a resilient farming system and endanger food security. If yield losses could be assessed when they occur, this information could be used by index-based crop insurances to stabilize small-scale farmers’ income (adaptation). Our statistical crop model IRMA (Interregional Regression Model for Agriculture) is suitable to assess yield losses and differentiate between climate-related and economic yield perils. Together with Munich Re, PIK will develop the IRMA for the market requirements and provide knowledge transfers to Tanzania.

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