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Compulsory insurance for female farmers


Women often undertake a substantial proportion of the work on farms, yet they are often not formally recognised as co-entrepreneurs. Separate compulsory accident, pension, health and care insurance should be provided for these female farmers.


  • (Emerging) Insurance industry
  • A properly functioning country-wide administration and monitoring system with access to the relevant information and sufficient technical and human capacities for its design, implementation and monitoring
  • Acceptance / Recognition of the local population
  • Close cooperation and knowledge sharing with farmers' organisations
  • High proportion of the working population formally employed
  • Open-access to all farms, regardless of size and location
  • Skilled / specialised personnel to man the respective institutions / provide the respective services

Possible Negative Effects

  • Social norms and patriarchal structures prevent equality for women
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This page was last edited on 7 May 2023 | 7:22 (CEST)
Implementation Level
  • Competent Authority
  • National Government
Required Budget
medium ($$)
Impact Horizon
  • long
Administrative Complexity
Ministries Involved
  • Agriculture, Fisheries & Forests
  • Labour & Social Affairs
  • Justice
Trade Impact
not distorting
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