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

Castañeda Vera, Alba and Barrios, L. and Garrido Colmenero, Alberto and Mínguez, M. I. (2014). Assessment of insurance coverage and claims in rainfall related risksin processing tomato in Western Spain. "European Journal of Agronomy" (n. 59); pp. 39-48. ISSN 1161-0301. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eja.2014.05.006.

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Title: Assessment of insurance coverage and claims in rainfall related risksin processing tomato in Western Spain
Author/s:
  • Castañeda Vera, Alba
  • Barrios, L.
  • Garrido Colmenero, Alberto
  • Mínguez, M. I.
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: European Journal of Agronomy
Date: September 2014
ISSN: 1161-0301
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Agrónomos (UPM) [antigua denominación]
Department: Economía Agraria, Estadística y Gestión de Empresas
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 hasbeen accompanied with a large increase in claims in Western Spain, suggesting that damages may havebeen 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 dam-ages in processing tomato in the Extremenian Guadiana river basin (W Spain) was studied using a logisticmodel. Risks during the growth of the crop and at harvesting were modelled separately. First, the riskrelated to rainfall was modelled as a function of meteorological, terrain and management variables. Theresulting models were used to identify the variables responsible for rainfall-related damages, with a viewto assess the potential impact of extending insurance coverage, and to develop an index to express thesuitability of the cropping system for insurance. The analyses reveal that damages at different stages ofcrop 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, hampers the possibilityof implementing index based insurances is questioned.

Funding Projects

TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
Government of SpainCGL2012-38923-C02-02UnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnspecified

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Item ID: 38433
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/38433/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:38433
DOI: 10.1016/j.eja.2014.05.006
Official URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1161030114000665
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 02 Feb 2016 15:44
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2016 22:30
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