Tom Swartz

Tom Swartz is Data Analyst at Orbital Insight.

He holds a Master’s Degree in Nature, Society and Environmental Policy, University of Oxford and an MBA, University of Oxford.

 

Content by Tom Swartz
  • Blog post

    Can index based insurance reduce the vulnerability of farmers to weather?

    An IGC study reveals that index insurance has the potential to reduce the vulnerability of farmers to weather. This is dependent on data quality and model accuracy, with the highest predictive capacity involving a combination of satellite datasets. Even so, variation in agricultural production remains a challenge. Furthermore, the insurance needs to be credible and...

    27 Oct 2016 | Patrick McSharry, Tom Swartz, John Spray