Agricultural Business Insurances in Canada and the USA as the Element of Risk Management System in the Modern Agribusiness
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Instytut Ekonomiki Rolnej i Gospodarki Żywnościowej - PIB
Acceptance date: 2013-12-15
Publication date: 2013-12-15
Zagadnienia Ekonomiki Rolnej / Problems of Agricultural Economics 2013;337(4):41–59
The aim of this paper is the attempt to assess the system of agricultural business insurances in Canada and the USA. The axis of the article is the following thesis: designing systems of agricultural business insurances, decision-makers of the agricultural policy should take regional natural and social factors, besides international competitiveness of the agricultural sector, into account. Solutions concerning the analyzed systems, that were adopted for several decades in Canada and the USA, are very innovative (for example, index-based insurances and multiple-peril crop insurances). That implies the need for their prudent adaptation to the European agriculture, taking the priorities of the CAP 2014-2020 into account. What we need is a deeper integration of the system of agricultural business insurance into the tools of agricultural income stabilization. Moreover, it is necessary to raise the qualifications of farmers in area of financial management (including financial planning). It is important to incorporate the private sector into the system of agricultural business insurances, for example in the projects based on public-private partnership.