Khartoum-The Higher Council for Environment and Natural Resources (HCENR) has stressed the importance of mapping out strategy for access by small farmers and herders to the insurance, funding and technology services as part of efforts for combating effects of climate change.
The HCENR affirmed the importance of national and international partnerships for sustainability of achievements, especially concerning the index insurance service for the traditional farmers and herders, who are vulnerable for the harmful effects of climatic change.
HCENR Secretary General Dr. Nur-Eddin Ahmed Abdallah said in his address to a workshop on mapping out a strategy for linking small farmers and herders with insurance, funding and technology services that Sudan is among the biggest countries that have implemented the process of index insurance for small farmers at the areas affected by climate change.
He said the index insurance has covered small farmers and herders in six states, targeting 45,000 farmers, adding that the project aims at enhancing adaptation and resilience at the areas vulnerable to climate change.
He referred to some challenges facing the sustainability of the project, calling for increased support in this regard.