SA Government considering suggestions for crop insurance

Information on the involvement of South Africa’s government in crop insurance could be available during the national budget, while insurance for emerging farmers will also be on the agenda. “The government and private insurers are investigating various policy solutions for the development of a crop insurance scheme, which could ease…

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SACAU calling for access to farming insurance for smallholder farmers

Smallholder farmers needs access to agricultural insurance to help them mitigate the effects of climate change says the South African Confederation of Agricultural Unions (SACAU). The Union has joined the global call to make agricultural insurance available, in particular to smallholder farmers. “We understand how farmers across southern Africa have…

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More Zambian smallholder farmers use crop insurance

The uptake of insurance by Zambian smallholder farmers against threats to their crop and livestock is rising. Industry sources say more than 60 000 farmers took out policies during the 2016/’17 farming season. State-owned ZSIC General Insurance confirmed insuring 30 000 farmers countrywide against fire and natural disasters, while other…

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Black crop insurance brokers excel at South Africa’s state agricultural bank

South Africa’s first group of 13 black crop insurance brokers excelled in their first summer production season. Dini Nondumo, executive manager for sales and distribution at South Africa's the Land Bank Insurance Company (LBIC), at the recent Nampo harvest day said the company had hoped to collect between R2 million…

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