+50%

Is the increase project in the water withdrawal from all sectors limiting available water for irrigation of agriculture

70%

Is the share of Asia of economical losses from natural catastrophes globally in 2011 (USD 380 bn)

87%

Is the percentage of the world’s small farmers (below 2 ha in size) that are located in Asia

Asia Risk Centre provides the best-in-class agriculture risk modeling and risk analytics tools, advisory services and software to our clients in the agriculture sector and food security domain with an initial focus on Asia’s fast growing markets.

Agro Risk Metrics (ARM) is the first comprehensive underwriting, pricing and risk management model for weather and yield indices in agriculture insurance. ARM is currently used in India, China and Mozambique (Africa).

ARM contains over 20 types of weather indices and allows the user to price indices, to calculate claims during and after the growing season and to model losses at a portfolio level including correlations between indices, crop types and areas.

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Asia Risk Centre supports its clients in product development, risk analytics, risk profiling and capacity building in the domain of catastrophe risk management in agriculture.

Asia Risk Centre supported the development of a new weather index insurance program in Mozambique (Africa) and acts as the calculating agent.

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Our China Agriculture Model (CARP) is the first risk model for China that addresses crop, livestock and forestry risks in a holistic and comprehensive approach. The model is used by insurers, brokers and reinsurers.

CARP contains an extensive data base of original policy conditions which the user can modify to reflect the actual terms.

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Asia Risk Centre is collaborating with CGAIR and CIAT under the CCAFS initiative in implementing a yield forecast toolkit for South Asia which allows local governments to better address crop growth development and related food security.

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Asia Risk Centre contributes to capacity building in being an active discussion partner at conferences and forums on agriculture risk management and product development.

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