Assessment of insurance coverage and claims in rainfall related risks in processing tomato in Western Spain

Castañeda Vera, Alba and Barrios, L. and Garrido Colmenero, Alberto and Minguez Tudela, Maria Ines (2014). Assessment of insurance coverage and claims in rainfall related risks in processing tomato in Western Spain. "European Journal of Agronomy", v. 59 ; pp. 39-48. ISSN 1161-0301. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eja.2014.05.005.

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Title: Assessment of insurance coverage and claims in rainfall related risks in processing tomato in Western Spain
Author/s:
  • Castañeda Vera, Alba
  • Barrios, L.
  • Garrido Colmenero, Alberto
  • Minguez Tudela, Maria Ines
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: European Journal of Agronomy
Date: September 2014
ISSN: 1161-0301
Volume: 59
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Agrónomos (UPM) [antigua denominación]
Department: Producción Vegetal: Fitotecnia [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

An extension of guarantees related to rainfall-related risks in the insurance of processing tomato crops has been accompanied with a large increase in claims in Western Spain, suggesting that damages may have been underestimated in previous years. A database was built by linking agricultural insurance records, meteorological data from local weather stations, and topographic data. The risk of rainfall-related damages in processing tomato in the Extremenian Guadiana river basin (W Spain) was studied using a logistic model. Risks during the growth of the crop and at harvesting were modelled separately. First, the risk related to rainfall was modelled as a function of meteorological, terrain and management variables. The resulting models were used to identify the variables responsible for rainfall-related damages, with a view to assess the potential impact of extending insurance coverage, and to develop an index to express the suitability of the cropping system for insurance. The analyses reveal that damages at different stages of crop development correspond to different hazards. The geographic dependence of the risk influences the scale at which the model might have validity, which together with the year dependency, the possibility of implementing index based insurances is questioned.

Funding Projects

TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
Government of SpainCGL2012-38923-C02-02UnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnspecified

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Item ID: 33023
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/33023/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:33023
DOI: 10.1016/j.eja.2014.05.005
Official URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1161030114000653
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 05 Dec 2014 18:10
Last Modified: 30 Apr 2019 11:29
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