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Reimagining Agricultural Insurance to Protect Smallholder Farmers Worldwide

Multimedia April 25, 2018

Across Africa, an estimated 65 million smallhold farmers have little or no access to insurance products, resulting in drastic consequences after a bad season or failed crops.

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Investigative reporting co-operative, The Ferret, has secured a $100,000 grant to support its award-winning work

Announcement July 17, 2018

The two-year grant comes from Omidyar Network, a philanthropic investment firm, and will enable The Ferret to expand its journalistic capacity, increase membership and impact, and strengthen its ability to hold power to account across Scotland, the UK and beyond.

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From the Blog

A New Model for Investigative Journalism | Why We Invested: The Ferret

Omidyar Network is delighted to be supporting The Ferret with a $100,000 grant to develop the organization and grow its membership. The Ferret’s co-operative governance structure gives readers and members a say in key decisions, alongside the professional journalists on the organization’s board.

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