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Revenue Insurance: Covering Yield and Price Risks. Basic Requirements from an Insurance perspective

Managing price risk with crop revenue insurance has attracted much attention in recent years, with only two successful schemes (USA and Canada) indicating the factors most critical for success: ample regional yield-price information, effective ways of price discovery and – most importantly – extensive public support, both for regulation and finances.

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19.09.2014
Bulgaria - Grapes crop reports drop countrywide

There are problems with the preservation of the vines throughout the entire country. 2014 started very badly, yet from the spring – frequent rain-showers, pouring rain, hail and storms, which hampered the normal process of the phenophase of the vines. The grapes crop will most likely register a decrease but the loss will be different for the different regions in the country. In some places the crops may reach 60% - 70% of last year’s ones, while in other places there will be almost nothing to harvest.
19.09.2014
USA - Crop insurance claims are starting to be submitted for damaged wheat

The crop insurance claims have now started to be filed in higher numbers as a result of the wheat that has been damaged by the frosts that have struck several parts of the country, and many agents feel that the numbers will continue to climb. North Dakota was especially affected by the recent frosts. While there have been reports of some crop insurance claims that have been coming in over the last couple of weeks, those numbers have now started to pick up. This is making for a very challenging growing year.
19.09.2014
India - Efforts on to improve crop insurance scheme

Chief minister of Madhya Pradesh said constant efforts are being made to improve crop insurance scheme in the interest of farmers. For the first time in the country, Madhya Pradesh government had distributed Rs 12 thousand 345 crore from its own resources to over 1.50 crore farmers for losses due to hailstorm and frost in year 2013-14, bonus on procurement and various subsidies. The amount was deposited directly in the bank accounts of majority of the farmers.
19.09.2014
USA - Crop Insurance focus for cotton in farm program

Cotton producers will have some important decisions to make once sign-up for the farm program begins, and the most important thing to remember is that cotton is not a covered commodity under the 2014 farm bill. For cotton producers, deciding what crop insurance option to select will be the most important decision. Beginning with the 2015 crop, cotton producers may choose two crop insurance options, either Stacked Income Protection program (STAX) or Supplemental Coverage Option (SCO), which must be selected from a crop insurance agent.
19.09.2014
Swiss Re assists in development of first Nigeria weather derivative

Reinsurance firm Swiss Re has assisted with the development and launch of the first weather derivative backed microinsurance scheme which aims to protect smallholder farmers in Nigeria from the risk of adverse weather patterns. Swiss Re Corporate Solutions, the firms mid to large-sized corporate insurance solutions division, has worked alongside impact investment firm Doreo Partners and its agricultural franchise Babban Gona to launch a weather-linked solution for local farmers, with the protection terms linked to satellite measured weather conditions.
19.09.2014
Canada - What happened to peaches this summer? Blame the winter

If you found an Essex County-grown peach this summer, you were extremely lucky. Record cold winter temperatures in January not only wiped out peach buds and this summer’s crop, it killed some trees. And that second bad year for peaches and other tender fruit trees in the last three years has orchard owners banking on kinder weather this winter and next spring. The commercial grower ripped out 10 acres of clingstone peach trees that either died or were ailing from the windy cold January nights that got down to -25C or colder.
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International Conference "Agricultural Insurance, Reinsurance & Brokerage in CIS, Europe & Asia" 
October 6-8, 2014
Istanbul, Turkey
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04.09.2014
2014 Livestock insurance and public-private partnership to be discussed in Istanbul

Agricultural insurance issues is going to be discussed at the International Conference "Agricultural Insurance, Reinsurance & Brokerage in CIS, Europe & Asia", October 6-8, 2014 in Istanbul, Turkey. Conference Agenda covers topics on high-value crop insurance, livestock insurance and national insurance programs development with PPP mechanisms applied. World’s top experts will discuss the importance of historical data use and its analysis for agricultural insurance programs development and actuarial calculation methodologies.

07.08.2014
2014 Agricultural insurance issues to be discussed in October, Istanbul

New dates and place of the International Conference "Agricultural Insurance, Reinsurance & Brokerage in CIS, Europe & Asia" were set for October 6-8, 2014 in Istanbul, Turkey. Conference `Standard registration’ fee option has been launched on August 1, 2014. Conference Agenda will keep most of the topics planned earlier, as well, as it will be added with new speakers and topics. Quite a number of reinsurance and insurance industry representatives, brokers and insurance consultants from USA, Canada and Eurasia territories will participate in this event.

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24.07.2014
Italy - Hail on melons and secondary deseases: risk event

"After yet another hailstorm in the Mantua area, and the serious downy mildew problems, we have lost over 200 hectares of melons, i.e. almost the entire July and August production," explains Ettore Cagna, chairman of Don Camillo. "Such a disaster means it will be very difficult for us to comply with the collection schedule arranged with our clients." "Of course we had planned our production at the beginning of the season according to different schedules and areas, but we lost practically everything this year!" "We are indeed preparing an emergency programme to try and reduce any inconvenience for our clients though," concludes Mr. Cagna. Source - FreshPLaza
22.07.2014
Ukraine - Winter wheat crops destroyed by fire

On July 11, 2014, 30 hectares of winter wheat in the Dnipropetrovsk region have been reported to be destroyed by fire. According to Fire Emergency Center report, the fire has been caused by the source of open flame. Specifics on fire occurrence have not been indicated in their report. At the time of conducting the loss adjustment procedures, the actual scope of damage has been identified: entire winter wheat crops on inspected fields were destroyed. Combustion stem and charred remains of the ear were revealed on the burned field.
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