The most important factor of efficient feed production is reliable supply of feedstock, including forage grain and oilseed mill, especially soybean mill. Sustainable yield of grains and oilseeds in recent years created favorable conditions for compound feed production. Simultaneously, one has to admit that such dependence on forage grain to a large extent determines trends not only in the animal husbandry sector but also has an adequate impact on selling prices of animal husbandry products. For instance, high prices for forage grain in 2003/04 MY because of an extremely low harvest in 2003.
The presentation was prepared for the meeting of the agricultural committee of the League of Insurance Organizations of Ukraine. The meeting took place on February 6, 2007. The presentation provides an overview of statistics available in different countries and takes a closer view at problems of Ukrainian agricultural insurance sector. The presentation will be interesting to the insurance specialists from the countries that currently develop agricultural insurance systems. The presentation provides an overview of the statistics available in the USA, Italy, Canada, Russia, Kazakhstan and other countries.
Spanish system of agricultural insurance is unique in Europe, as until very recently it was the only European model, the same as “American”, provided active state participation in support to agro-insurance. “It was the only one until very recently” – means that European countries started to follow Spanish experience. For example, subsidized agricultural insurance appeared in Italy two years ago. Other countries are looking closely at this model and opportunities for implementation in their states. Moreover, Spanish system pretends to receive a status of a mixed model, which overpasses disadvantages of the above models and bring them together. Spain overpasses disadvantages of the above models by agreement between insurers, insured and state administration.
Analytical report "Development of Agricultural Insurance and Reorganization of Insurance premiums Subsidy Program in Ukraine" was prepared by Roman Shynkarenko for Agricultural Policy, Legal and Regulatory Reform Project (USAID) in May-June 2006. The report provides review of regulatory documents in the area of agribusiness insurance; defines legislative obstacles for creation of new insurance products; and proposed the concept for agricultural insurance system development in Ukraine.
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