a draft law announced for January 2022

We will create the French crop insurance system , assured Emmanuel Macron, on September 10 on the occasion of the Terres de Jim festival in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence. The President detailed the plans to involve farmers in the risks to crops that represent climate change.

The government intends to allocate responsibilities according to the intensity of the wing. When it is exceptional, farmers will benefit from a national intervention: each year funds from the state and Europe will mobilize an amount of 600 million euros for crop insurance.

For low and medium intensity risks, the government wants to encourage farmers to take out insurance. The state’s compensation will thus be more generous for the insureddetailed the Minister of Agriculture. Insurance will be more strongly regulated so that everyone who wants to insure can do so. The more farmers play the prevention card, the more attractive the insurance will be. Tripartite governance will be put in place, combining the state, farmers and insurers and reassurers, which will make it possible to act and follow up on each other’s commitments over time.

In addition, a single interlocutor will be created for faster compensation for damages and a single method of calculating losses.

Ongoing reflections within the Varenne agricultural water

This overhaul, which is the result of work on the issue of MP Frdric Descrozaille, is more broadly reflected in the reflections on the positioning of agriculture in the face of climate change in the Varenne agricultural water.

Les pistes proposes a font, however it was unanimous among agricultural unions. If they were hailed by the FNSEA and Young Farmers, the Peasant Confederation was skeptical. It is left to the discretion of the insurers to decide all the territory and the productions are too risky for the right to an insurance contract, the union worries. There is a risk of seeing new landscapes profoundly changed on profitability goals. The government plans to translate these tracks into a draft law through the Minister of Agriculture. The latter is expected to be considered by Parliament in January 2022.

Article published on September 13, 2021


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