Strengthening food security

Issue #14

There are already around 800 million people in the world suffering with hunger and a similar number malnourished. Tight food markets are not helped by an increasing global population, largely unfavourable climate change and a loss of agricultural land to growing cities.

Improving food productivity, farm resilience and food security are among the top political priorities for many governments. Re/insurance has a valuable role to play in improving food security, providing a potentially invaluable financial backstop for farmers facing a catastrophic loss event.