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TED: Rose Goslinga: Crop insurance, an idea worth seeding - Rose Goslinga (2014)

August 26th, 2014

Episode 66 of 790 episodes

Across sub-Saharan Africa, small farmers are the bedrock of national and regional economies—unless the weatherprovesunpredictable and their crops fail. The solution is insurance, at a vast, continental scale, and at a very low, affordable cost. Rose Goslinga and the Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture pioneered an unconventional way togivefarmers whose crops fail earlyasecond chance at a growing season.