Microinsurance pays USD 160,000 after drought and storms strike Kenyan farmers
04 Dec 2013
The farmers receiving payout are members of Kilimo Salama, a seed growing programme run by Kenya Seed Company, the leading producer of maize seed in East Africa.
Cultivating growth with agricultural reinsurance
25 Sep 2013
An increasing population combined with climate change makes solid agricultural reinsurance know-how a must for those in business. This is highlighted in the new Swiss Re brochure Agricultural reinsurance – a growth story.
Brazil: the future breadbasket of the world?
26 Apr 2013
With 329 million hectares of arable land and recent export figures reaching record levels, Brazil has what it takes to become the world's largest food supplier. This was also the assessment of Roberto Rodrigues, former Brazilian Minister of Agriculture, speaking at a recent event hosted by Swiss Re Corporate Solutions in São Paulo.
Subsidies for rural insurance premiums in Brazil
15 Jan 2013
Interview with Luiz Antonio Corrêa da Silva, Director of the Rural Risk Management Department, Office of Agricultural Policy, Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply, conducted at the time of the Agro Latin America Workshop, which was sponsored by Swiss Re in September 2012.
Agricultural insurance in Latin America: preparing fertile ground
15 Jan 2013
As a result of Latin America's growing share of global agricultural output, efficient ways to protect crop and livestock production have become increasingly important. More widespread use of agricultural insurance is one of the essential measures.