Insurance solutions for managing the food crisis

Food prices for crops like wheat or corn rose sharply in recent years, mainly as a result of the growing imbalance between supply and demand for agricultural products. While the prices have fallen from their peaks, the issue of food security and the cost of food will remain on the international agenda. The issue affects not only consumers but also the farming communities and rural economies where the crops are produced.

Because agricultural production is vulnerable to the impact of natural catastrophes, it becomes even more important to reduce the sector's financial volatility and to rethink the way that disasters are financed. Public-private partnerships in agricultural insurance can help to reduce the gap between economic losses and insured losses, for instance, making local governments and rural communities more resilient to disasters. This publication shows what can be done to secure funding for disasters ahead of an event.


Insuring the future for Europe:...

The priorities set by the European Commission reinforce Swiss Re's view on how the insurance industry can help insure the future for Europe.

Read the whole story

Swiss Re unveils Solar Plant at...

On Thursday, June 15, Swiss Re cut the ribbon on a brand-new solar power plant on the grounds of its Americas Headquarters in Armonk, New York.

Read the whole story


Write a comment

Comment Policy
(All fields marked with * are mandatory)

In our ongoing efforts to improve the quality and relevance of our publications, we would like to know more about you.

*mandatory

Interested in subscribing to our content? Visit our subscription page

Remember me

We use cookies to gather information that will help us provide the best possible service. By using this site, you are accepting our cookie policy.

In our ongoing efforts to improve the quality and relevance of our publications, we would like to know more about you.

* required fields

Interested in subscribing to our content? Visit our subscription page.

Close
Close

Show local contact for:

SWITCHBOARD

  • Zurich +41 43 285 2121
  • MUNICH+49 89 3844 0
  • HONG KONG+852 2827 4345
  • LONDON+44 20 7933 3000
  • ARMONK+1 914 828 8000
Show Location

Subscribe to Newsletters

Subscribe to Newsletters