Development of index-based insurance products: from biophysical models to meta-models


The project is based on the use of complex biophysical models to simulate the impact of biotic and a-biotic factors (e.g., extreme weather events) on crop yields, and on the use of weather inputs and biophysical model outputs to develop index-based products via meta-models easy to be understood by agricultural insurance customers.

Currently available crops and damages are:

- Soft wheat - frost, drought, heat waves
- Durum wheat - frost, drought, heat waves
- Barley - frost, drought, heat waves
- Tomato - excess of rain



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