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Integrated model of geotechnology and micro-insurance for semi-arid communities, vulnerable to climate change.



The Brazilian Northeast occupies 1,600,000 km² of national territory and has embedded in 62% of its area, the Polygon of Droughts, a semi-arid region of 940 thousand km², which covers nine Northeastern states and faces a
chronic problem of water shortage and rainfall below 800 mm per year. At the Semi-Arid, spread over 86% of the Northeastern territory, live approximately 30 million people, or about 15% of the population national. These are numbers that make all these areas, the dry region most populous in the world. Irregular rainfall is an obstacle development of agricultural activities, and the efficient systems for water storage - which are almost always concentrated in the hands of the few - further intensifies the social effects.
To make matters worse, cycles of severe droughts and droughts often reach the intervals ranging from a few years to even decades. They collaborate to dismantle the already fragile living conditions of small producers and other poorer groups, often becoming the trigger which was lacking for the abandonment of the region.

What actions do you propose?

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Who will take these actions?

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Where will these actions be taken?

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What are other key benefits?

The present proposal integrates the risks related to climatic variations in the semi-arid region, regional agriculture and social protection model, based on geotechnology and micro-insurance. Access to this source of resource by the farmer will strengthen his management when in the possibility of natural catastrophes, considerably reducing his losses. Thus, the community will have control of its policies of control of soil, grain and agricultural management (whether or not it is familiar), distributing benefits to the municipalities that are part of the project over the period.

What are the proposal’s costs?

Expense Planning:

- Resource directed to the initial microinsurance fund: EU 17.259,61
- Training and workshops (micro-insurance, environmental management, travel and field activity for 10 months): EU 13.146,19
- Development of the digital platform, Training with the community: EU 3.360,00
Cost of Administration (15% of the total cost of the project): EU 6.200,00
Total cost of the project: EU 39.965,80

Time line

The priority actions of the project are:

- Collection, processing, analysis and availability of information with geographic reference and risk assessment;
- Development of an integrated geotechnology and micro-insurance model;
- Training of local integration agents (data collectors);
- Formation of the bank of opportunities (funds and grants);
- Workshops and training.

Based on the staggering of the project subsidized by additional funds, we will have:

Short term (1-5 years)

- Development of the integrated model based on climate (cemaden, ...).
- Training and improvement of local staff;
- Enhancement of the digital platform;
- Improvement of the micro-insurance model;
- Production of inputs from organized training;
- Training and workshops periodically.

Medium term (5-10 years)

- Implementation of portable meteorological stations in vulnerable communities;
- Restoration of soil quality through organic agriculture;
- Extension of the integrated micro-insurance program (
- Training and workshops periodically.

Long term (10-20 years)

- Installation of a permanent Project Management Center;
- Development of real-time climate risk analysis tools with Data Center in partnership with Universities and ICTs;
- Training and workshops periodically.

Related proposals

We have no related proposals registered, due to the brief knowledge of the platform (2018).


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