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The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (MAPA) this Tuesday (17) published Resolution No. 93 of the Interministerial Management Committee for Rural Insurance, which approves the distribution of the rural insurance budget 2022. In total, R$990 million will be available over the next few months with the aim of helping Product financially at the time of purchase of rural insurance.

Mapa’s Minister for Agricultural Policy, Guilherme Bastos, highlights the importance of insurance to mitigate the effects of weather during harvest. “We have seen recurring production problems due to bad weather events in recent crops, which are getting more and more severe, so the government will continue to encourage rural insurance employment,” he says.

In the first three months of 2022, insurance companies already paid producers nearly R$5.8 billion in damages, mainly due to losses observed in summer soybean and corn crops in the central and southern region. “This demonstrates the importance and effectiveness of insurance,” assesses Mapa’s Director of Risk Management, Pedro Loyola. In 2021, the total amount paid in compensation by insurance companies to producers amounted to R$5.4 billion.

Loyola adds that Mapa should soon request a supplement to the program budget, due to the increase in the cost and prices of key insured products covered by PSR, such as soybeans and corn, which is reflected in the increase in the final price of insurance. “In addition, as a result of the high rate of loss recorded in recent years, the premium rate for some insurances has also been increased, which also makes the value of the policy more expensive and thus requires more resources to support the contracting of policies,” he points out.

The release of the 990 million R$ resource will enable the contracting of nearly 140,000 rural insurance policies across the country. What is new is that from 2022 the geo-secured area will be located within the scope of the PSR, with the goal of improving map information and satellite monitoring of reference information with other databases.

Of the total budget to be saved, it will be R$ 500 million for winter crops (second harvest of corn, wheat and other winter grains), R$ 324 million for summer grain, R$ 72 million for fruits, R$ 12 million for winter grain livestock, and R$ 2 million for forests and 80 million Rls for other crops.

With regard to the budget allocated to summer grain, part of this resource (60 million R$) will be limited to contracts executed in the North and Northeast regions. This landmark budget, which has taken place since 2019, aims to encourage the supply of insurance in those regions, which are still in the process of being evolving, and to stimulate demand from producers, who, unlike other regions of the country, are still not accustomed to contract safety. In 2021, it was possible to strengthen the contracting of 3,310 policies, an increase of 102% from 2019. The amount insured in these areas increased by 167%, from R$ 1.05 billion in 2019 to R$ 2.8 billion last year.

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A producer interested in obtaining rural insurance should look for a broker or financial institution that sells a rural insurance policy. Currently, there are 16 insurance companies eligible to operate in PSR.

Rural insurance is intended for producers, individuals or legal entities, regardless of access to rural credit, who grow or produce the species covered by the program.

Since the beginning of this year, the premium support ratio has been set at 40% for all crops/activities, with the exception of soybeans, which remains stable at 20%. This rule applies to any type of product and coverage, as per the PSR Rules, which can be accessed here.

For more information about PSR, just download the app which is available for both Android and IOS.

Source: map

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