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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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Livestock insurance and public-private partnership to be discussed in Istanbul
Agricultural insurance issues to be discussed in October 2014, Istanbul
2014 New Conference dates and place are set and announced
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24.04.2015
USA - Fruit growers try tricking mother nature to prevent crop damage

Fruit growers in northern Michigan grow apples, peaches and wine grapes. But the big crop here is tart cherries. These trees are the most vulnerable just before their white blossoms unfold at the so-called water bud stage. And in orchard country, extreme heat and cold can mean mass crop damage. Past losses now have researchers looking at new ways to use old technologies to save those crops. In 2002, a cold snap hit when trees were in that stage and destroyed almost the entire tart cherry crop here.
24.04.2015
India - FMC-SEBI merger to boost farm insurances

The proposed merger of commodity market regulator Forward Markets Commission (FMC) with capital markets regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) will boost agricultural insurances for farmers that can help them adapt to climate change. In India, when FMC moves under SEBI the advantage is that the index based products as well as options which are non deliverables are going to be allowed. Eventually these types of insurance products are going to be viable for sustainable development.
24.04.2015
India - Banks urge farmers to sow less water-dependent crops

Public sector banks have directed their financial literacy and credit counselling centres (FLCCs) in rural areas to reach out to farmers, and provide them all kinds of support including training and counseling. Besides, all banks have been instructed to provide them credit according to their requirements. Banks, meanwhile, have asked these centres to guide and urge farmers to sow crops, that require less care and irrigation, to control damages in case of a deficient monsoon. The finance ministry is keeping a close watch on the situation and is likely to seek reports from banks on the issue.
24.04.2015
UK - Turnip yellows virus hits 80% of OSR crop in some regions

Oilseed rape crops in parts of England are seeing rates of turnip yellows virus (TuYV) infection as high as 80% this season, according to early results from a nationwide study. The virus is spread by aphids and is estimated to cost the industry £100m/year, with up to 26% loss in yield. So far the survey has found that the highest rate of TuYV infection in OSR crops is in the south of England. Results from the south of England have detected incidences as high as 80%, in Somerset incidences of up to 74% and in Yorkshire incidences of up to 72%, whereas in Cardiganshire we found incidences of up to 46%
24.04.2015
USA - ADM could use drones from 2016 to get crop insurance claims data

Archer Daniels Midland Co. plans to use drones to gather data on crop insurance claims as soon as the summer of 2016. ADM's Crop Risk Services Inc won clearance to use drones earlier this month from the Federal Aviation Administration, which currently bans their commercial use, and will begin testing the technology in the U.S. Midwest this year. The unmanned aircraft can gather data about crop damage from hail, wind, flooding and drought, and automatically upload the information to the company's claims software.
24.04.2015
Canada - Looking at the new crop insurance initiative from AFSC

Alberta farmers: are your dreams of growing coriander stymied by the perils of farming without insurance coverage? Would you try your luck with fields of clover if only there was a backstop in case of a drought or grasshopper invasion? Then the new crop insurance initiative (NCII) from Alberta’s Agricultural Financial Services Corporation (AFSC) is for you. In all seriousness, coriander production probably wasn’t the driving force behind this new program, but it will be eligible for coverage along with soybeans, dryland hemp seed, caraway, borage and several varieties of perennial seed, including brome grasses, wheat grass and common alfalfa and timothy.
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Events
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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