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Assessing Opportunities for Agricultural Insurance and Risk Coping Strategies

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Managing agricultural risks and improving the well-being of rural populations are key components of Vietnam’s agricultural development strategy. This report includes seven chapters, four annexes, and several case studies. Chapter 1 introduces the purpose, methodology, sampling strategy, survey locations, conceptual framework that guided the research, and the economic status and strategies of surveyed households. Chapter 2 describes the agricultural risks and their impacts on farm households. Chapter 3 and 4 review the strategies that farm households use to cope with agricultural risks. Chapter 5 presents the case study of an active semi-formal livestock insurance program in North Vietnam. Chapter 6 presents preliminary conclusions about the opportunities for agricultural insurance in Vietnam and describes the results of the Product Concept Test Survey.

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