Dominican Republic Fact Sheet: Climate Resilience and Index Insurance Project
This fact sheet is an overview of the Climate Resilience and Index Insurance Project in the Dominican Republic which aims to increase access of small-scale farmers to climate risk management tools, including a tailored insurance product for weather risks, risk reduction activities and improved quality and flow of usable climate information.
Through this project USAID is teaching dairy farmers in the Dominican Republic to implement good management practices such as storing water in lagoons and rotating pastures. USAID is also working with key partners to design index insurance products that will allow dairy farmers to recover more quickly if severe winds or droughts damage their livestock. USAID expects to equip 1,200 dairy farmers with an index insurance policy. Additionally, this project aims to increase the capacity of 1,500 dairy farmers to adapt to the impacts of climate variability.
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