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  • India: States allowed to form insurance firms to offer govt crop insurance scheme

    The central government is allowing states to set up their own insurance companies to implement the Prime Minister's Crop Insurance Scheme (Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana [PMFBY]), a senior Agriculture Ministry official has said.

    Asia | 04 Apr 2018
  • India: Govt-backed crop insurance scheme loses sheen

    India's crop insurance programme, launched two years ago, is seeing negative growth for the current financial year ending 31 March 2018 (FY2018). Its coverage area has fallen to 24% the gross cropped area (GCA) from 30% last year.

    Asia | 29 Mar 2018
  • India: Weather-based insurance to be available to tea growers nationwide

    Small tea growers, contributing near half of the national yield, are going to have insurance coverage against loss incurred due to adverse weather conditions, protection which they have been demanding for more than a decade.

    Asia | 16 Mar 2018
  • Indonesia: Insurers & govt look into new fish farm insurance

    The Indonesian General Insurance Association (AAUI) with the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (KKP) and Trisakti Insurance Management College (STMA Trisakti) recently conducted focus group discussions on fish farm insurance products.

    Asia | 05 Mar 2018
  • India: Dedicated team needed to administer crop insurance plan

    The Indian government-backed crop insurance scheme, Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY), deserves a dedicated team of professionals, both at the central government and in the states, which can collate and analyse the data collected from the states and insurance companies, says a working paper released by the Indian Council For Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER) and written by eminent agricultural economist Ashok Gulati and his team.

    Asia | 26 Feb 2018
  • Farm insurance needs tech investments and innovation

    Mr Wang He, Vice President of PICC Property and Casualty, has named development and innovation in agricultural insurance as a hot topic in China's non-life sector.

    China | 02 Feb 2018
  • Morocco: Call for insurance for aquaculture sector

    The lack of insurance is one of the constraints that can hinder the development of the Moroccan aquaculture sector, which is exposed to risks related to climatic hazards, according to a joint study by government agencies.

    Middle East | 15 Jan 2018
  • Agriculture insurance group increases underwriting capacity by 40%

    The China Agriculture Insurance Reinsurance Community (CAIRC) currently has an underwriting capacity of CNY360 billion (US$55 billion), 40% higher than when it was established in November 2014.

    China | 29 Dec 2017
  • Taiwan: Govt to drop archaic rules to insure more farmers

    The Council of Agriculture (COA) plans to ditch a requirement that farmers should possess a minimum area of farmland to be eligible for farmers' insurance.

    Asia | 21 Dec 2017
  • Morocco: Govt to launch farm index-based insurance

    The Moroccan government is starting an insurance experiment in using a parametric trigger or index-based insurance.

    Middle East | 06 Dec 2017

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