World Food Programme has urged different stakeholders in the country to implement policies that incorporate insurance as a risk transfer mechanism for vulnerable Malawians.
WFP Country Director, Simon Denhere, made the remarks during a stakeholder consultation workshop in Lilongwe on mainstreaming crop insurance in government programmes.
According to Denhere, crop insurance is a risk mitigation measure against climate change.
Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Natural Resources and Climate Change, Yusuf Mkungula, said crop insurance plays a crucial role in safeguarding farmers’ livelihoods and ensuring they remain secure in terms of income and nutrition.
The Ministry of Agriculture is providing access to micro-insurance services through the “Adapting to climate change through Integrated Risk Management Strategies and Enhanced Market Opportunities for Resilient Food Security and Livelihoods” Project.
Reported by Olive Phiri, MBC Online Services.