June 2024

AIAG represented at two events in June 2024

AgroInsurance International Conference 2024 in Belgrade, Serbia

This year's AgroInsurance International Conference was held in Belgrade, Serbia, from June 3 to 5, 2024, with the aim of fostering dialogue among stakeholders in the agricultural insurance market, particularly on opportunities and challenges in fast-growing developing markets and in the area of technological innovation, such as soil monitoring.

In various presentations, international speakers, including Pascal Forrer, President of AIAG, provided information on the agricultural insurance markets in Western and Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and Africa. Other presentations focused on the latest technological solutions with an emphasis on earth observation. Reinsurance trends, parametric solutions, loss adjustment challenges, the use of drones and the introduction of crop insurance programmes in developing countries were also addressed. In the concluding panel discussion, experts discussed the further development of agricultural insurance, future challenges and the best possible protection for agriculture.

On the last day, the participants gained interesting insights into an exemplary fruit farm in Vojvodina.

The varied and stimulating program provided a practical insight into - for example - selected agricultural insurance markets and some of the latest AgriTech developments. The chosen format allowed for active participation and a stimulating exchange.

Many thanks to the AgrosInsurance team for the perfect organisation of this interesting and successful conference.

EBIC Summit 2024 in Brussels, Belgium

The EBIC (European Biostimulants Industry Council) Summit took place on June 12, 2024, in Brussels.

EBIC's annual summit aims to bring together policy makers, food chain leaders, NGOs and academics to discuss how to meet the growing demand for food in the face of many challenges.

EBIC defines plant biostimulants as a technology that enables sustainable agriculture and helps farmers mitigate the effects of climate change, improve soil health and support yields.

Ensuring food safety and quality and supporting farmers in turbulent times were the topics of the summit. The event also focused on the need for all stakeholders to work together to ensure future food security and sustainability. There was a very broad range of international speakers representing many different players in agriculture, which allowed for a lively and fruitful exchange.

Pascal Forrer, President of AIAG, represented the crop insurance industry at the "Managing Climate Risks" roundtable and explained its significant contribution to stabilising farmers' incomes and the importance of making agriculture in general more resilient in the face of climate change.

AIAG is grateful for the invitation to participate in this successful event, which also enabled the establishment of new and enriching contacts.