Climate change will mean more frequent, extreme weather and more risk exposure for farmers around the world. This increased risk should be a driver for the business of agricultural insurers. But, it’s not easy to predict how climate change and digital-disruption might transform one of the world’s oldest industries.
Actually, we’ve come to realize it isn’t easy to understand how agricultural insurance works at all.
So, in the spirit of learning out loud, we’re releasing TWO episodes this week. This first one dives into the mysterious world of ag insurance with a 101-style conversation with Matt Coutts, Chief Investment Officer of Coutts Agro, and Tenacious Ventures General Partner Matthew Pryor.
We talk about:
How farmers think about risk and forms of insurance
What ag insurance products actually do, how they work, who is involved, and what the dynamics are between different players from brokers to master agents
Why ag insurance, as it is structured today, is a zero-sum game played out between insurers and farmers
What the different forces are that will shape the industry into the future
If you’re one of the few listeners who could, with total honesty, explain how agricultural insurance works today, you can skip to the second of this week’s episodes: an interview with Damon Johnson, Director of Strategic Projects at Global Ag Risk Solutions, on offering novel insurance products to canola farmers.
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