Volume 8, Issue 1, March 2018, Pages 14 - 23
The Design of a Drought Weather Index Insurance System for Summer Maize in Anhui Province, China
Ying Xu, Chao Gao, Xuewen Li, Taiming Yang, Xibo Sun, Congcong Wang, De Li
Received 23 November 2017, Accepted 8 January 2018, Available Online 31 March 2018.
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- summer maize; drought; weather index; insurance
- We analyzed precipitation anomalies of summer maize in order to establish a drought weather index model that is based on tassel appearance and maturity stage as well as drought yield reduction rate. We utilized daily precipitation data encompassing the period between 1971 and 2010 from 15 agricultural meteorological observation stations within a summer maize planting area in Anhui Province, China. A compensation standard for insurance claims resulting from summer maize drought is proposed in this paper, and revisions are presented to the drought weather index by incorporating relative humidity from the initial insurance period. The results of this study enabled the generation of a summer maize drought weather index insurance product which was then tested within the city of Huaibei in Suixi County, Anhui Province. Results also demonstrate that application of a weather index insurance product can rapidly and objectively enable the provision of economic compensation in the aftermath of agricultural disasters.
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TY - JOUR AU - Ying Xu AU - Chao Gao AU - Xuewen Li AU - Taiming Yang AU - Xibo Sun AU - Congcong Wang AU - De Li PY - 2018 DA - 2018/03 TI - The Design of a Drought Weather Index Insurance System for Summer Maize in Anhui Province, China JO - Journal of Risk Analysis and Crisis Response SP - 14 EP - 23 VL - 8 IS - 1 SN - 2210-8505 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/jrarc.2018.8.1.2 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/jrarc.2018.8.1.2 ID - Xu2018 ER -