“On a large scale,” work on crop insurance reform continues

Pending the announcement of the resignation of the government and the subsequent reshuffle, the implementation of a new insurance system continues on rue de Varenne to cope with the growing climate problems.


Surprisingly, the wine industry was expecting this: from presidential elections to legislative elections, hot issues seem to be left on the plate until a new service begins. Among the questions that are burning on the lips of winemakers: where is the process of drafting ordinances for the implementation of the new agricultural crop insurance? “It’s underway, and the first elements should be well presented to professionals” according to a source in the Ministry of Agriculture, recalling that the executive has a maximum of six months after the enactment of the law (adopted this March 2).

In fact, the arbitrations are not reported on the intervention thresholds of the new device. The system has three stages: up to a first level of crop loss the farmer must have a climate risk reduction tool, from a second stage of damage, there is coverage by an insurance contract and beyond a third level, there is state aid intervention to wipe out the hard blows. Demand through the supply chain comes to redefine the Olympic average (very unfavorable to producers with the succession of other climates: gel, hail, drought …), the opening of international agreements by Marrakech would not be studied as a second time, the car “The reform will be effective without this change: it was designed as if” the same source told the Ministry of Agriculture, adding that a report will be submitted to parliament on the effectiveness of this reform to validate the effectiveness of the scheme.

Entry into force on January 1, 2023

Companion, “Technical work is very large” is heard rue Varenne, adding that “ministries are fully mobilized, as evidenced by the many technical meetings that have already taken place since the beginning of the year with the whole ecosystem.” Despite the extent of the consensus to be reached (between supply chains, insurers and governments), “The Government’s goal is to bring into force the January 2023 Prime Minister’s reform”

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