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04.11.2020

EOcafe: agro-insurance & earth observation – building awareness & capabilities

The agro-insurance sector is going through rapid changes currently due to major trends such as climate change and digitalisation that are impacting on the sector. Climate change induced extreme weather events are becoming more frequent and so do their impacts on agricultural businesses. Earth observation-based products and services can help with the difficult task to support farmers and assess potential damages to crop and agro-companies. The ESA Best Practice project EO4I has sought to capture these developments and assess and analyse both the geo-information needs of the agro-insurance sector and the Earth observation-based services and products currently considered best practice by the wider EO community. The results are presented and synthesised on the EO4I website. OnNovember 5, 2020 at 16:00-16:45 (CET), EARSC is organizing the next EOcafe moderated by host,Geoff SAWYER, EARSC’s Strategic Advisor and former Secretary General to discuss the value and benefit of Earth observation for the agro-insurance sector. Based on the findings of the EO4I project, Ralf RYTER from GeoVille will elaborate on how EO may help overcome the difficulties faced by the agro-insurance sector, and Hansueli LUSTI, Vice-Director and Agricultural Engineer at Swiss Hail Insurance Company, will explain how geo-information can support the agro-insurance sector in the light of trends such as climate change. In this edition, we will discuss:What are the biggest challenges and trends in the agro-insurance sector?Where are the challenges in integrating EO solutions into the specific agro-insurance business processes? What is the added value to the agro-insurance sector?What is the future of EO in agro-insurance? How can Earth Observation help in the future?Registration:This webinar is open to ALL but priority will be given to EARSC members. Registration is free but compulsory. Please click on the following link to register by 5th November at 11:00 (CET).EOcafe RegistrationPlease note this is a virtual event that will be recorded. The details will be sent on Thursday 5th by 12:00 (CET). If you have any questions or you want to know more about the EOcafes, please contact Natassa (natassa.antoniou@earsc.org).Source - https://earsc.org

30.10.2020

AgroInsurance, Skyglyph, Swiss Re and Planet hosted a joint webinar dedicated to forestry insurance

AgroInsurance International, in partnership with Skyglyph, Planet and Swiss Re, hosted a joint webinar dedicated to forestry insurance and use of modern technologies for risk portfolio monitoring. More than 70 participants from 27 countries joined the webinar, contributing to the discussion by asking specific questions on technical aspects of forestry insurance. The webinar participants represented insurers, reinsurers, consulting agencies, development organizations, financial institutions, technology and service providers. High geographical distribution of participants indicates forestry risks are important, providing a range of opportunities for development of forestry risk covers in the future. Webinar speakers covered technical aspects of forestry insurance. Major topics discussed included specifics of forestry underwriting, portfolio management, loss assessment, application of remote sensing data in forestry insurance, opportunities for index-based structures and reinsurer’s view on global forestry insurance market. Panelists highlighted the key challenges experienced in forestry insurance and provided specific recommendations to consider when insuring forests. Webinar participants had an opportunity to discuss a number of questions in the Q&A panel. Questions covered a broad array of topics including the technology capabilities and areas still requiring further development, underwriting approaches to forestry risk portfolios management, insurance product types and other technical issues. Do you want to know more about upcoming industry events and follow AgroInsurance news through monthly newsletters? Visit us on www.agroinsurance.com or send us your questions and comments at: admin@agroinsurance.com Source - https://agroinsurance.com

14.10.2020

Forestry Insurance Webinar – Book your seat in advance for web session on October 28, 2020

Join us on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 09:00 am (CET) for a webinar dedicated to forestry insurance. Advance booking of webinar seats is available at the web link - Forestry Insurance Webinar Registration. Ian Shynkarenko (CEO, Agroinsurance International) will moderate the event with participating speakers: - Roman Shynkarenko (Technical Director, Agroinsurance International) - Peter Welten (Senior Agriculture Underwriter, Swiss Re) - Victor Yermak (CEO, Skyglyph) - Erik Zillmann (Technical Sales Engineer, Planet). During the webinar experts will discuss the following technical aspects of forestry insurance:insurance product design;underwriting and portfolio management;loss assessment;application of satellite data for forestry insurance and monitoring forestry assets;reinsurer’s view on global forestry insurance market.Webinar speakers will also provide examples of modern technologies applied for monitoring forestry plantations with corresponding cases for Ukraine, Indonesia and Australia. Speakers will answer questions from the audience live, covering the wider range of technical issues related to forestry insurance. Webinar is conducted free of charge. Online accommodation may be limited, so we advise securing your seat in advance (follow this link). Webinar Agenda:Introduction - Yan Shynkarenko (CEO, Agroinsurance International) (5 minutes)Technical Aspects of Forestry Insurance: Product Design, Underwriting and Loss Assessment - Roman Shynkarenko(Technical Director, Agroinsurance International) (15 minutes)Reinsurance View on Global Forestry Insurance Market - Peter Welten (Senior Agriculture Underwriter, Swiss Re)(15 minutes)Use of Modern Technologies for Monitoring Forestry Plantations: Cases for Ukraine, Indonesia and Australia - Victor Yermak (CEO, Skyglyph)(15 minutes)Satellite Data for Forestry Insurance and Monitoring Forestry Assets – Erik Zillmann (Technical Sales Engineer, Planet)(10 minutes)Questions & Answers (30 minutes)Source - https://agroinsurance.com

14.09.2020

VanderSat and AgroInsurance conduct a joint survey on drought insurance

The damage from drought worldwide increased to over €20 billion in 2019, while less than €2 billion was covered by insurance. Farmers and governments are now demanding insurance, while the industry is looking for the best ways to provide this. Do you want to understand this market opportunity better? If yes, please spend the next 5 to 10 minutes of your time to quickly answer these questions. Your input for this survey will be treated strictly confidential and the results shared with you in a personal meeting or via email. You can access to the survey through the following link – PARTICIPATE IN THE SURVEY. Thank you in advance for your participation in this survey!

29.07.2020

2021 AgroInsurance Conference – New Conference Dates – April 19-21, 2021

As of today, the global number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 has exceeded 16 million. Most of insurance and reinsurance companies in Europe and Asia have suspended all non-essential international business travels for their employees until the end of the year 2020. Here at AgroInsurance International we feel responsible for the safety and health of our conference participants and guests. Thus, AgroInsurance team would like to confirm that the Conference has been rescheduled for April19-21, 2021 because of our participants’ convenience and safety considerations.

22.06.2020

2020 AgroInsurance Conference – COVID-19 update. October 5-7, 2020 dates remain effective

Earlier announced new tentative conference dates (October 5-7, 2020) remain effective. Conference premises are fully suited for maintaining the required social distancing between the participants, as well as necessary disinfection measures applied by the hotel and dining locations. The next conference update is expected on July 20, 2020, following the opening of the international travel by Georgia, the European Union and Asian countries.

17.06.2020

AgroInsurance and Skyglyph hosted a webinar dedicated to the use of drones in agricultural insurance

On June 9, 2020, AgroInsurance International and Skyglyph hosted a webinar “Drones: Technology enhancing agricultural insurance”. The webinar touched upon the use of remote sensing technologies with an accent on drones applied for crop insurance purposes. More than 60 online participants from 25 countries joined the webinar and contributed to the discussion by asking specific technical questions adding more insights from the customers on technical aspects of drones’ use. Such questions and answers were collected and are presented in the document - Webinar: Drones - Technology enhancing agricultural insurance, Q&A The webinar participants represented insurers, reinsurers, consulting agencies, technology and service providers from the following countries: France, Indonesia, Poland, Germany, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Estonia, Serbia, Armenia, Latvia, Israel, Cambodia, Singapore, India, Switzerland, Turkey, Netherlands, Morocco, Russia, North Macedonia, United Kingdom and USA. The webinar panelists were Ian V. Shynkarenko (CEO of Agroinsurance), Roman Shynkarenko (Technical Director,AgroInsurance), and Victor Yermak (CEO of Skyglyph). Presentations covered major technology operational aspects of practical drone use for the needs of underwriting and loss adjustment in agricultural insurance. Topics covered the classification of drones and key challenges of the drone industry: regulatory issues, certification requirements and operation specifics for various needs in crop insurance. Panelists highlighted on the challenges experienced in practice by crop surveyors and loss adjustors, provided key recommendations on how to make the field survey more efficient. Experts have also provided a number of examples of using satellite remote sensing, portfolio mapping and applications for drones distant operation based on crop insurance experience in Australia, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan and other countries. https://youtu.be/NY_VmcRX-EE?t=1 Source - https://agroinsurance.com

17.06.2020

Live webinar event - Drones: Technology enhancing agricultural insurance

Join us on Tuesday, June 9at 9:00 am (GMT+3) time for a webinar dedicated to using drones in agricultural insurance. The webinar will cover the main technological and operational aspects of using drones in agricultural insurance, providing classification of drones and key challenges of the drone industry: regulatory environment, certification, operation specifics for various needs and challenges of practical applications.

04.05.2020

Panel discussion on Index-Based Pasture Insurance - Live webinar event

Join us on Thursday, May 7 at 8:00 am Central Time for a special panel discussion on index-based pasture insurance. Ian Shynkarenko, Agroinsurance CEO, will moderate a panel discussion with Laurent Sabatié, Skyline Partners co-founder, and Matthieu Hyrien, Geosys VP of business development and marketing to discuss both current applications and future opportunities for index-based pasture insurance. See why a pasture index for risk management work with a case study on the Pasture Disaster Program in France and gain insights into data-driven pasture index insurance programs. Participants will discuss processes for global application and time will be also allocated for questions from the audiences. This event is open to all and free or charge, but please note that space is limited. Register today to secure your spot or contact us at crops@geosys.com if you’d like to receive a video recording after the event. About Skyline Partners Skyline Partners is a parametric insurance underwriting agency backed by a panel of top tier international insurers and reinsurers with superior ratings. They use data, science and new technology to create innovative insurance protections for emerging risks and under-protected regions. They take advantage of the emergence of new data sources to create tailored protections adapted to our clients’ needs, making risk transfer more accessible and affordable. Skyline is entirely digital, fully automated and data driven. This makes insurance fair and affordable, transparent and accessible, immediate and relevant. If you are a company interested in their insurance products, either for your own benefit or for your customers, please feel free to contact enquiries@skylinepartners.org About AgroInsurance Agroinsurance.com is a specialized informational and analytical resource featuring a broad array of issues related to agricultural insurance and risk management in the agrarian sector. The web-site was founded in 2006 by Roman Shynkarenko and a team of consultants that have worked in the insurance sector and have an analytical, research and training professional background. We have accumulated many documents while working in the segment of agricultural insurance for the past 10 years and would like to offer them to the visitors of our web-site. Source - https://www.urthecast.com

24.03.2020

2020 AgroInsurance Conference – Update on the COVID-19 situation and reschedule of conference dates

As of today, the global number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 has exceeded 300,000, thus doubling since our last communication on March 9th, 2020. Here at AgroInsurance International we feel responsible for the safety and health of our conference participants and guests. After receiving your feedback through the form sent on March 9th, the AgroInsurance team would like to confirm that the Conference has been rescheduled for October 5-7, 2020.

21.01.2020

2020 AgroInsurance Conference - Agenda Updated

The Agenda for the International Conference "Agroinsurance, Reinsurance & Brokerage for CIS, Europe & Asia" has been updated. The first list of presentations is already available at the official website - www.agroinsconf.com. The key focus of 2020 Conference is made on challenges and technical specifics of insurance programs. Conference speakers will share their experience in applying indemnity-based and index-based solutions, bundling agricultural insurance with financial services of input suppliers and financial institutions, which is of a high interest among the insurers and international donor community. Call for Presentations is still open for those who would like to suggest topics of interest or suggest delivering the presentation on a specific area of expertise. Among the already confirmed presentations, Swiss Re specialists will speak about drought insurance based on Satellite soil moisture measurements (Marcel Andriesse) and monitoring of hail occurrence based on lightning characteristics (Marc Chautams). Technology section will include the presentation from the European Space Agency and from several technology service providers, including the topic of advanced climate analytics for the agricultural insurance sector based on crop-specific climate indices (Gregory Mygdakos). Presentations in the final agenda will cover such sections: regional/country markets overview, specifics of crop and livestock insurance programs, underwriting and adjusting losses for specific risks and crops, successful agricultural insurance programs introduced by development cooperation agencies, application of index-based insurance solutions and use of technology to better handle the agricultural risks portfolio. Conference Agenda will include a Panel Discussion on the challenges the agricultural insurance faces and ways to resolve such challenges with new earth observation instruments and techniques made available to international community. Conference Agenda will include a 3rd day field visit to show the participants several agricultural production sites for livestock, stone fruits, hazel nuts and wine grapes production in Georgia. All registered participants will take an advantage of the Field Visit free-of-charge, with the transportation and food provided by the Conference Organizers during the whole day of Field Visit. As of January 20, 2020, participants from over 10 countries have already confirmed interest in participation. Confirmed participants come from such countries as: USA, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Germany, France, Spain, Poland, Israel, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan and other countries. Conference guests represent insurers, reinsurers, brokers, consulting agencies, technology service providers, state agencies, insurance supervisory authorities and international development organizations. The list of participants will be available in the second part of February and will be updated on a weekly basis after publishing. A separate release note on confirmed participants will follow in February. AgroInsurance Conference Team invites representatives of insurance companies to join the conference’s discussions with a 25% discounted fee. Promo-codes for special registration rate is made available to direct insurers upon their request. Inquiries are accepted through the contacts, as follows: Official web page: Place for venue:    Dates:     Conference Organizer: Conference Manager: Conference Administrator: Contact phone:        Contact email: www.agroinsconf.com Biltmore Hotel Tbilisi, Georgia    April 27-29, 2020 AgroInsurance International LLC. – www.AgroInsurance.com Ian Shynkarenko Liudmyla Krychevska +995 599 3 777 01 admin@agroinsurance.com   Source – www.agroinsurance.com

18.11.2019

2020 International Conference on “Agricultural Insurance, Reinsurance and Brokerage in CIS, Europe & Asia” - dates and place are set, registration is open

2020 International Conference on “Agricultural Insurance, Reinsurance and Brokerage in CIS, Europe & Asia” - dates and place are set, registration is open