More than 81,000 rural producers in Brazil triggered insurance or Proagro for drought

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Amid the impacts of the La Niña weather phenomenon, which reduced rainfall and raised temperatures in the south of the country, more than 81,000 producers affected by the drought activated insurance or the Agricultural Activity Guarantee Program (Proagro) in this summer crop, data showed. of the federal government this Friday (28).

In total, 42,541 rural insurance policies were activated and 38,906 loss reports (COPs) were carried out in Proagro, the Ministry of Agriculture said in a note.

The survey is based on data from insurers qualified in the Ministry’s Rural Insurance Premium Subsidy Program (PSR) and from the Central Bank of Brazil, the agency responsible for Proagro.

“The highlights are the losses in corn and soybean crops, due to the drought that affects part of some regions of the states of Paraná, Rio Grande do Sul, Mato Grosso do Sul, Santa Catarina and São Paulo”, said the folder.

Soy has almost 37 thousand claims (32% of the insurance policies) and 22.2% of the area contracted with insurance is affected, which is equivalent to 1.7 million hectares that will be inspected by the insurance companies.

On Wednesday (26), the Brazilian Association of Vegetable Oil Industries (Abiove) reduced its projection for the country’s 2022 soybean crop by 4.2 million tons, now estimated at 135.8 million tons and below. the record obtained in the previous season, due to the drought in the South region.

In corn, of the almost 39 thousand Proagro actions, the cereal stands out with more than 26 thousand reports of losses (68.7% of the total) and Rio Grande do Sul, where producers lead the hiring of the program, represents 53, 2% of loss reports, reaching 20,719 operations.

Other crops have also been affected, such as beans, rice, sugar cane, fruits and vegetables, in addition to dairy farming, according to the survey.

“The drought has not stopped its effects and the crops are in the harvest period, which should change these numbers in the next survey at the end of February”, added the ministry.

In total, insurers are analyzing an insured amount of around 2.7 billion reais in indemnities. In Proagro, the amount reaches 2.3 billion.

Reference: CNN Brasil

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