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KlimALEZ – Increasing climate resilience via agricultural insurance – Innovation transfer for sustainable rural development in Central Asia

Research domain:
Reduction of and adaptation to environmental risks

Project duration:
01.12.2017 - 30.11.2022

The project’s overarching goal is to strengthen the resilience of Central Asia’s agricultural sector by innovative insurance markets against climatic risks, in particular drought. By an interdisciplinary approach and in cooperation with German and local insurance companies we will develop a demand-oriented, index-based agricultural insurance program for various Central Asian countries. In the scope of an insurance pilot, the developed insurance product will be sold to producers in Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. Furthermore, the impact of insurances on farmers’ production decisions and rural welfare will be measured. The experimental study design (randomized controlled trial, RCT) will allow scientific robust and tangible insights concerning the impact of modern insurance markets on food security, climate resilience and sustainable production. Ultimately, the research results aim at supporting national governments in implementing a sustainable insurance program on national scale.


  • Coordination: Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO), Germany
  • Humboldt-Universität Berlin, Germany Website
  • hannover re Website
  • Farmers Union, SFK Insurance, Kazakhstan Website
  • Jubilee Kyrgyzstan Insurance Company, Kyrgyzstan
  • Gross Insurance, Uzbekistan Website
  • University of Central Asia (UCA), Kyrgyzstan Website
  • Kazakh Agro Technical University, Kazakhstan Website
  • Center for applied research "TALAP", Kazakhstan Website
  • Tashkent State University of Economics Website