Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/37149
Authors: 
Müller, Birgit
Quaas, Martin
Frank, Karin
Baumgärtner, Stefan
Year of Publication: 
2010
Series/Report no.: 
Beiträge zur Jahrestagung des Vereins für Socialpolitik 2010: Ökonomie der Familie - Session: Empirical Studies in Development Economics D14-V3
Abstract: 
Rain-index insurance is strongly advocated in many parts of the developing world to help farmers to cope with climatic risk that prevail in (semi-)arid rangelands due to low and highly uncertain rainfall. We present a modeling analysis of how the availability of rain-index insurance affects the sustainability of rangeland management. We show that a rain-index insurance with frequent payoffs, i.e. a high strike level, leads to the choice of less sustainable grazing management than without insurance available. However, rain-index insurance with a low to medium strike level enhances the farmer's well-being while not impairing the sustainability of rangeland management.
Subjects: 
ecological-economic modeling
weather-index insurance
Namibia
risk
weather-based derivatives
Africa
JEL: 
D81
G22
Q57
Document Type: 
Conference Paper

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