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Development and Implementation of New Damage Assessment Process in Agricultural Insurance as Adaptation to Climate Change for Food Security

Damage assessment based on human eyes and sensors to mitigate economic losses to agricultural producers

Principal Investigator (Affiliation)

Associate Prof. HONGO Chiharu

(Integrated Research Field of Remote Sensing Division, Center for Environmental Remote Sensing, Chiba University)

Prof. Baba Barus

(Faculty of Agriculture, Bogor Agricultural University)

Research Institutions in Japan

Chiba University / The University of Tokyo / Tohoku University / Nihon University

Research Institutions in Indonesia

Bogor Agricultural University / Udayana University / West Java Provincial Agriculture Office / Badung District Agriculture Office in Bali Province

Adoption fiscal year

FY 2016

Research Period

5 Years

ODA Recipient Country

Republic of Indonesia 

General Description of the Research Project

Development and implementation of an efficient method for damage assessment utilizing spatial information
Specifically targeted at Indonesia, which has launched an agricultural insurance system for rice producers, the project aims to “contribute to future food security on an international basis by supporting the improvement of agricultural insurance as a means of adapting to climate change, thus increasing the adoption of agricultural insurance.” It also aims to realize the implementation of objective and efficient damage assessment covering wide area, the core of agricultural insurance system, by establishing new assessment method utilizing spatial information from such as satellites, drones, GIS and other sources.

Enhancement of agricultural insurance system as a means of adapting to climate change and realization of sustainable agriculture
A more efficient damage assessment method can be built by utilizing satellites and drones, compared to assessment methods relying on eye inspection. By improving insurance system to meet the needs of Southeast Asia and increasing their adoption, economic damage from climate change to agricultural producers can be mitigated, thereby contributing to the establishment of a support system to ensure sustainable production and food security.

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