Crop Insurance for Cambodian Farmers

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Crop Insurance for Cambodian Farmers

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:19 pm

Crop insurance in the spotlight
5 July 2018
To spread awareness of the importance of insuring crops and build trust for the product among Cambodian farmers, the German national development agency, known as GIZ, and insurance companies held yesterday the Kingdom’s first workshop on training crop insurance advisers.

Speaking yesterday at the workshop ‘Training Trainers on Crop Insurance Literacy,’ Günter W. Riethmacher, GIZ country director, said crop insurance gives farmers the confidence they need to start investing in their fields and treat their farming operations as a business.

“As farmers learn that insurance companies can cover certain risks that they might face, they can make investments in their farms that they previously might have avoided because of the risks.

“This means that farmers can make the most productive use of their scarce resources and make their farm as profitable as possible,” Mr Riethmacher said.

Crop insurance is a promise between farmer and insurer, Mr Riethmacher explained. It allows a person to pay a small amount of money in advance in exchange for a promise that when a bigger loss occurs, the insurance company will return the insured person to his initial financial position, he said.

The workshop, which was attended by about 20 people, sought to train insurers, NGOs and government officials on crop insurance and equip them with the skills they need to efficiently convey to farmers how insurance works and what are its benefits.

Ty Sokhun, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Agriculture, said crop insurance can contribute to poverty reduction, and can minimise the economic damage caused by droughts, floods and climate change. ... spotlight/
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Re: Crop Insurance for Cambodian Farmers

Post by taabarang » Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:39 pm

It would be nice if details outlined qualifications to obtain the insurance. For instance are farmers required to use excessive amounts of insecticides and fertilizers to be covered by policies? Sounds good, but specifics are lacking.
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