Journal of Risk Analysis and Crisis Response

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

Authors
Ying Xu, Chao Gao, Xuewen Li, Taiming Yang, Xibo Sun, Congcong Wang, De Li
Corresponding Author
Chao Gao
Received 23 November 2017, Accepted 8 January 2018, Available Online 31 March 2018.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/jrarc.2018.8.1.2How to use a DOI?
Keywords
summer maize; drought; weather index; insurance
Abstract
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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Journal
Journal of Risk Analysis and Crisis Response
Volume-Issue
8 - 1
Pages
14 - 23
Publication Date
2018/03
ISSN (Online)
2210-8505
ISSN (Print)
2210-8491
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/jrarc.2018.8.1.2How to use a DOI?
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