Impact Insurance Research Paper #28: Smallholder participation in hog insurance and willingness to pay for improved policies

Using rural household survey data collected from Sichuan province in China, Research Paper #28 examines contributing factors to farmers' participation and their willingness to pay for improvements to the current insurance policy. The analysis shows that farmer demographic characteristics, the size of their operation, as well as their knowledge about insurance play an important role in farmers' insurance participation decisions. These results provide further insights for improving hog insurance policy design and promoting farmers' participation.