The Foundation's microinsurance activity is structured around four pillars:
- Research: The Foundation is a member of a research initiative on index-based agricultural insurance, in partnership with Pacifica, Crédit Agricole's non-life insurance subsidiary, the Louis Bachelier Institute, Airbus, and the Universities of Paris-Dauphine and Nanterre. Within the framework of this partnership, the Foundation will benefit, over a three-year period, from the support of a researcher on Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) in index-based insurance.
- Monitoring and advocacy: The Foundation is actively involved in various conferences and working groups on agricultural microinsurance. In the past, it has already intervened on this topic at the African Microfinance Week, the Convergences Forum, the European Microfinance Week or the first Global Conference on index-based insurance organised in 2015 at the OECD headquarters in Paris. The Foundation also organised two study tours (India, Mexico) and contributed to publications on the topic. The Foundation is a member of the MicroInsurance Network and is a founding member of the IFF - Insurance For Farmers coalition, an alliance of public and private actors that promotes access to insurance for all small producers.
- Investment: In 2014, the Foundation took an equity stake in ACRE Africa Ltd. ACRE is a social business company that took over the Kilimo Salama project set up by the Syngenta Foundation. ACRE designs crop and livestock insurance policies that are distributed through partnerships with microfinance institutions and crop input suppliers. By 2015, ACRE has covered about 400,000 small farmers in Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania.
- Partnership: The Foundation is a partner of PlaNet Guarantee within the framework of the Sahel Harvest Insurance Project. This project aims at providing crop insurance for farmers in Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso and Côte d'Ivoire. The Foundation provided financial and human support to the project. Discussions are also under way so that some Foundation partner MFIs can offer crop insurance to their clients.