May 2012 webinar: Agricultural Risk Transfer Solutions

Overview

With a growing population, diet changes (increasing wealth in Asia), limited arable land and stagnating yields and the threat of more extreme weather events from climate change, the UN Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimates that agriculture production needs to increase by 70% from 2010 to 2050 to feed a hungry world. A sustainable production increase is only possible with large investments in the agriculture sector.

Roman Hohl, head of agriculture Asia-Pacific at Swiss Re discusses how innovative agriculture risk transfer products provide a safety net for rural population, stabilize farm income and act as collateral for agriculture loans. With agriculture insurance, farmers are protected from impacts of severe weather events such as drought, flood and typhoons which are frequent in Asia.

Target group

This webinar is targeted at underwriters and risk mangers who deal with or are interested in agriculture risk.

Content

  • Food security and outlook
  • Agriculture risk transfer
  • Examples of innovation in risk transfer
    • Vietnam
    • Malawi (Africa)
    • China

Agenda

  • Presentation – 45 mins
  • Question and answers – 15 mins

Presenter

Roman Hohl
Head of Agriculture, Asia-Pacific
Director
Swiss Re

Date

16 May 2012 (Wednesday)

Time

2 pm, AWST

(Hong Kong time)

Duration

1 hour

Level

Intermediate

Language

English

Registration

If you are interested in attending this webinar, please contact your Client Manager