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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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GEOSYS continues its growth and implements GEOSYS Europe in Switzerland, headquarters of its European Operations
International Conference “Agricultural Insurance, Reinsurance and Brokerage in CIS, Europe & Asia” – Registration deadline approaches
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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Agribussines insurance
Developing Successful and Sustainable Agricultural Insurance Programs
Development of weather index insurance product for tea growers in Sri Lanka
Weather insurance - Agriculture and algorithms
General Insurance Article - Satellites in agricultural insurance
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The Evolution of Risk Management in Aquaculture: The Case of Insurance
Risk Management in Aquaculture: Case Study of Haiti
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The U.S. Drought Monitor and Its Role in Agricultural Drought Risk Management
Implications from Hail Damage on Young Corn
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Global Droughts and Heat Waves
USA - Crop Insurance Coverage Details
Russia Livestock Overview: Cattle, Swine, Sheep & Goats
'Fat cats' benefit from EU farming subsidies
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Basic premium rates on multi-peril crop insurance (MPCI) program in Moldova
Canada - Bee Overwintering Insurance Program (Alberta)
Asparagus Revenue Market Loss Assistance Payment (ALAP) Program
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Ghana - Insurance insures prosperity: ISU researchers work to protect farmers

Agriculture is the lifeblood of Ghana’s economy. The agrarian sector employs 60 percent of the Ghanaian workforce and accounts for 44 percent of the country’s GDP, according to the Ghanaian government. Despite the importance of agriculture to the African nation, there are few insurance options to protect the investments of farmers and the banks that support them. However Katie School of Insurance and Financial Services faculty and students are working to create microinsurance products—low-cost insurance designed for individuals with low incomes—that would provide support and peace of mind for Ghanaian farmers, who depend on strong harvests of maize, rice, sorghum, and other crops.
Canada - Manitoba hail and reseed damage claims above average

Farmers have seen more weather related hardships this year than normal, which is reflected in an above-average number of hail and reseed damage claims. Summer hail and frost at the end of June and beginning of July took a toll on crops, leading to insurance claims higher than the five-year average. The Manitoba Agricultural Service Corp. (MASC) received 3,380 hail damage insurance claims this year, compared with the five-year average of 2,000.
India - Agriculture’s long drought

The precarious situation of millions of farmers in rural India has been pushed closer to the edge by deficient monsoons in three of the past four years that have led to the longest sequence of near-drought situations during the past century. Farmers’ suicides are in the news once again. But these are just symptoms of widespread agrarian distress. There is a quiet crisis in agriculture that runs deep. It is perhaps more acute than the crisis in the mid-1960s, the era of our ship-to-mouth existence dependent upon food imports from the US under PL 480, which was resolved by the green revolution. Yet, the discourse and debate on the economy proceeds as if the agricultural sector does not exist or, if it exists, it does not matter.
USA - Farming damage estimates in millions

The effects of the historical flooding are still being felt in Fairfield County although the number of closed bridges and roads had dropped from double digits earlier this week to three as of Thursday night. According the S.C. Department of Transportation, River Road from Westshore Drive to Kingfisher Drive remained closed due to flooding while Estes Lane was closed from Landis Road to Gibson Branch Creek due to the approaches to the bridge being severely eroded.
USA - Rotting tobacco crops are cutting into area farmers’ profits

Many regional tobacco farmers took a devastating hit over the past two weeks. The constant rain left some farms underwater right in the middle of harvest season. Leaves are rotting and farmers say its cutting into profits. Heavy rains and soggy fields have caused many Franklin and Henry County tobacco farmers to put harvest on hold as tractors and equipment would literally sink into the ground. After a two week hiatus, farmers are hauling in the tobacco leaves — working to make up for lost time.
India - Crop loss on 25,000 hectares in Uttara KannadaState admits to 20% loss of paddy

Chief minister and agriculture minister on Wednesday convened a series of meetings with the agriculture department officials and disaster management department and appointed a task force at district level to submit block-wise report by October 15. The government has admitted around 20% loss of paddy and 10% loss to maize throughout the state whereas different districts have suffered varied degree of losses. Among the worst-affected districts are Garhwa and Palamu with 40% expected loss, west Singhbhum with 38% loss, Lohardaga accounting for 35%, Ranchi, Simdega Hazaribag and Ramgarh around 30% and in rest of the districts the loss ranges from 15-20%.
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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.

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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Georgia - Vineyards hit severely by hail

In Georgia on May 29 in Khornabuji village of Kakheti hail caused significant damage to local vineyards.
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
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