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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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2014 New Conference dates and place are set and announced
Ukraine - 2014 International Conference on “Agricultural Insurance, Reinsurance and Brokerage in CIS, Europe & Asia” - Dates and Place are set, registration is open
Global Agricultural Insurance Congress in Vienna: New Responses to Climate Change
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Agribussines insurance
General Insurance Article - Satellites in agricultural insurance
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Risk Management in Aquaculture: Case Study of Haiti
Risk Management for Smallholders in Aquaculture: The Work of Aquaculture without Frontiers
The Evolution of Risk Management in Aquaculture: The Case of Insurance
Disease Management in Aquaculture
Current actions and strategies in tropical Latin America for prevention of infectious disease risks in aquaculture
Reducing Risks and Maximizing Benefits of Aquaculture – NACA’s Role
Risk Management for Aquaculture through GLOBALG.A.P. Certification
Aquaculture and Risk: a development perspective
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Risk management
Implications from Hail Damage on Young Corn
Endangered forests - Google has released the world forests map: Global Forest Watch
USA - Preventing trich vital for cattle ranchers
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Russia Livestock Overview: Cattle, Swine, Sheep & Goats
'Fat cats' benefit from EU farming subsidies
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Traditional insurance products
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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Sri Lanka launches drought relief measures for farming families

Sri Lanka’s government will roll out a relief programme to help vulnerable farmers cope with the effects of a worsening drought, as part of a wider effort to protect people from the frequent extreme weather events that are threatening the country’s steady economic gains. Some parts of the country have gone without significant rains since November, especially the arid north and east. The southwestern monsoon - which brings the largest annual rainfall - has been below average so far, although it is expected to be active for at least two more months.
Canada - Ontario County farmers suffer damage from hailstorm

It was a harsh wakeup call. People around area were woken up by a strong thunderstorm. In some places, that storm dropped enough hail to cover the ground like snow. In addition to the hail, the storm brought heavy rain, lots of lightning and strong winds. Places in eastern Ontario County were among the hardest hit by the weather. Insurance adjusters will be out soon to assess the damage and see if those qualified farms hit the hardest can file a claim on their crop.
Canada - Crop insurance claims on the raise after summer flooding

The insurance claims are starting to trickle in from farmers who have had their land affected by flood waters. Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation said a total of 792 pre-harvest claims had been submitted as of July 29. A good majority of those claims are as the result of the flooding. The southeast and east-central portions of the province were hardest hit. In order to get an accurate picture of what the total damage will be for producers, they’ll have to wait for harvest in the fall before that’s available.
India - Congress demands special package for drought, flood-hit farmers

Congress asked the government to announce a special package for farmers affected by drought and floods saying the country would not survive if their condition continued to be precarious. Initiating a debate on flood and drought situation in the country, he said there should be measures to save farmers from natural calamities like drought and floods like special assistance to small farmers and crop insurance schemes.
USDA announces farm bill supplemental crop coverage

As stipulated through the 2014 Farm Bill, farmers and ranchers will receive new crop insurance options that will strengthen and expand insurance coverage. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the new Supplemental Coverage Option (SCO) will be available through the federal crop insurance program and set to begin with the 2015 crop year. It is designed to help protect farmers and ranchers from the flux in the market and crop yields. The program will provide additional risk management options and will make crop insurance more affordable for beginner farmers.
Canada - Weather delays Manitoba vegetable production

A brutally cold and long winter followed by a water-logged spring has frustrated Manitoba vegetable farmers. The growing season for produce is well behind schedule. Some vegetables are two to three weeks delayed. Crops such as corn and tomatoes are particularly behind. Some crops aren’t as plentiful and that means in some cases availability is driving up prices at farmers markets. The late start to the season mixed with flooding and now cooler nights have had a huge impact.
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International Conference "Agricultural Insurance, Reinsurance & Brokerage in CIS, Europe & Asia" 
October 6-8, 2014
Istanbul, Turkey
New Conference dates and place are set and announced

The International Conference "Agricultural Insurance, Reinsurance & Brokerage in CIS, Europe & Asia" has been planned for March 2014. However, due to the difficult political situation in Ukraine was cancelled. Conference Organizers were looking for possible solutions to conduct this event in 2014, to pursue the initial commitment. No matter what the political climate is, the impact of natural risks and hazards on agricultural commodities production are getting higher each year. This topic has been specifically important recently for the Central European states, CIS and Caucasian countries.

Polish Re organized VI International Seminar on agricultural insurance in Torun

From 23rd until 25th of June 2014 Polish Reinsurance Company organized in Torun VI International Seminar on agricultural insurance. This time the Agro Seminar was dominated by three thematic blocks, all dedicated to crop insurance. Furthermore, Konrad Rojewski (Polish Re) discussed the Polish agricultural insurance system and referred to the recent legislation of the European Commission determining the possibility of subsidizing agricultural insurance. Then he presented a method how reinsurers analyze the crop portfolios of their ceding companies.

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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
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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