Natural calamities and subsequent havoc
wreaked on agricultural production may cause immense losses to farmers. Not
only will farmers be deprived of their livelihoods, but they will also be
saddled with the problem of settling their financial obligations for operations
and investments. Climate change and unexpected events such as COVID-19 heighten
the risks of agricultural production. The destructive impact of droughts, frost,
floods, heatwaves, and hurricanes on crops, plantations, livestock, and
fisheries has worsened due to climate change, while COVID-19 brought
disruptions to agricultural value chains. With such increased risks, farmers
are becoming more vulnerable, and food production is under constant threat,
endangering national food security.
Agricultural insurance coverage may offer a
solution to reducing losses while relieving farmers of risk and maintaining
their productive capacity. Agricultural insurance requires both broad and
specific technical knowledge from two different sectors: agriculture and
finance. Governments can support farmers and entire agricultural value chains
in various ways, one of which is the establishment of efficient agricultural
insurance systems. Agricultural insurance not only protects farmers from
financial collapse but also ensures national food security.
This course is being organized to train a
critical mass of individuals on practical explanations of the basic principles
and features of agricultural risk and insurance and allow participants to
outline the development of new or enhancement of existing systems of
agricultural insurance for ensuring food security.
Asian Productivity Organization developed this course with the support of Dr.
Olena Sosenko, Agricultural Risk Management Expert of Switzerland.
are 5 modules in this course. Please start with Module 1 and complete each
module in order.
– The recommended timeline to complete each module is:
Module 1 (Agricultural Insurance for Food security) + Quiz 1
Days 4-8: Module 2 (Lines of agricultural insurance) + Quiz 2
Days 9–11: Module 3 (Agricultural insurance operation) + Quiz 3
Days 12–16: Module 4 (Agricultural insurance portfolio management and product
development) + Quiz 4
Days 17–20: Module 5 (Global agricultural insurance) + Quiz 5
Day 21: Final Examination
confirm your understanding, 5 quizzes are provided. Please answer the questions
and check your score for self-evaluation. Please note that the quiz scores have
no connection with the final exam results.
–It is recommended that you proceed to the next module only after satisfactory
completion of the preceding module.–After
completing all modules, each participant should take the final exam. Remember
that you are only allowed to take the final exam once. Please ensure that you
have thoroughly understood all modules before taking the final exam.–After
completion of the course the APO e-certificate will be given to participants
who score a minimum of 70% on the final examination.
a. Enhance the knowledge of participants of the principles,
mechanisms, and management of agricultural insurance to raise productivity,
food security, and farm risk management.
b. Learn about policies on agricultural insurance in member
countries and successful models of agricultural insurance and farm risk
c. Understand national agricultural risk profiles and insurance
models necessary for farming community protection.
Participants who register to take this course
and pass the final examination with a score of 70% or higher will be eligible
to receive the APO e-certificate. Please note that the final examination can be
taken only once. Therefore, you decide when you choose to take the examination.
Please note that the self-assessment quizzes are for your own evaluation and
have no connection with the final examination results.