Applying seasonal climate forecasting and innovative insurance solutions to climate risk management in the agriculture sector in SE Asia

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Project Details

Overall aim of the project

This project will develop climate risk management systems, best practices and insurance products that will shield smallholder farmers and businesses engaged in producing coffee, sugar, rice, cassava, rubber, dairy, and grazing across the agricultural value chain in key SE Asia countries from physical and financial disaster associated with climate change

The project is jointly implemented by

World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) Geneva, Switzerland; The University of Southern Queensland, (USQ) Toowoomba, Australia; International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) Hanoi, Vietnam

Target groups

Smallholder farmers and businesses engaged in the coffee, sugar, rice, cassava, rubber, maize, associated crops and fruits, and grazing industries across the value chain from physical and financial disaster associated with climate change


April 2018 – March 2022

Focus area

Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar (Burma), Vietnam

Funds available

The project is funded with around 7.9 million Euros by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU)


Win-win: Improved irrigation management saves water and increases yield for Robusta coffee farms in Vietnam
Vivekananda Byrareddy, Louis Kouadio, Jarrod Kath, Shahbaz Mushtaq, Vahid Rafiei, Michael Scobie, Roger Stone (2020).
Agricultural Water Management, Volume 241, 1.
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Not so robust: Robusta coffee production is highly sensitive to temperature
Jarrod Kath, Vivekananda Mittahalli Byrareddy, Alessandro Craparo, Thong Nguyen-Huy, Shahbaz Mushtaq, Loc Cao, Laurent Bossolasco (2020)
Global Change Biology
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Creating positive synergies between risk management and transfer to accelerate agricultural climate resilience
Mushtaq, S., Kath, J., Stone, R. C., Henry, R., Läderach, P., Reardon-Smith, K., Cobon, C., Marcussen, T., Cliffe, N., Kristiansen, P., Pischke, F. (2020).
Climatic Change.
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The impact of climate change and variability on coffee production: A systematic review
Yen Hoang Pham, Kathryn Reardon-Smith, Shahbaz Mushtaq, Geoff Cockfield (2019).
Climatic Change.
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Sustainable Production of Robusta Coffee under a Changing Climate: A 10-Year Monitoring of Fertilizer Management in Coffee Farms in Vietnam and Indonesia
Byrareddy, V.; Kouadio, L.; Mushtaq, S.; Stone, R. (2019)
Agronomy, 9, 499
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Predicting Robusta coffee yield employing soil fertility properties and machine learning techniques
Louis Kouadio, Ravinesh Deo, Vivekananda Byrareddy, Jan F Adamowski, Shahbaz Mushtaq, Van Phuong Nguyen (2018).
Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 155 324–338
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Project Opening

Hanoi - October 2018