22Jun17

SCOR Live Blog

P&C

SCOR'S TECHNICAL NEWSLETTER: AGRICULTURE INSURANCE

SCOR is pleased to share Parts I, II and III of itsTechnical Newsletter on Agriculture Insurance.

 

Initially used to cover hail threats, Agriculture insurance is more than 100 years old. Among the tools supporting the agriculture industry, satellites have been used for decades, but their use has only recently become easy and affordable, not just for research purposes but also to achieve better performance and support the decision-making process.

 

The aim of this Technical Newsletter, published over three volumes, is to:

  • provide an understanding of the different types of satellites that can be used for agriculture insurance (PART I),
  • focus on satellite imagery technology and assess the key factors to be taken into account in the agricultural and insurance decision-making process (PART II),
  • highlight some of the challenges we face in assessing production risk in agriculture (PART III)