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Research Publications in journals:
Assessment of insurance coverage and claims in rainfall related risks in processing tomato in W Spain.
Year:2014
Research Areas
  • Crop production
Information
Abstract
An extension of guarantees related to rainfall-related risks in the insurance of processing tomato crops has been accompanied with a large increase in claims in Western Spain, suggesting that damages may have been underestimated in previous years. A database was built by linking agricultural insurance records,meteorological data from local weather stations, and topographic data. The risk of rainfall-related dam-ages in processing tomato in the Extremenian Guadiana river basin (W Spain) was studied using a logistic model. Risks during the growth of the crop and at harvesting were modelled separately. First, the risk related to rainfall was modelled as a function of meteorological, terrain and management variables. The resulting models were used to identify the variables responsible for rainfall-related damages, with a view to assess the potential impact of extending insurance coverage, and to develop an index to express the suitability of the cropping system for insurance. The analyses reveal that damages at different stages of crop development correspond to different hazards. The geographic dependence of the risk influences the scale at which the model might have validity, which together with the year dependency, the possibility of implementing index based insurances is questioned.
International
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JCR
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Title
European Journal of Agronomy
ISBN
1161-0301
Impact factor JCR
2,918
Impact info
Volume
59
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eja.2014.05.005
Journal number
From page
39
To page
48
Month
SIN MES
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: Alba Castañeda Vera (UPM)
  • Autor: L Barrios (CSIC)
  • Autor: Alberto Garrido Colmenero (UPM)
  • Autor: Maria Ines Minguez Tudela (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Grupo de Sistemas Agrarios (AgSystems)
  • Departamento: Economía Agraria, Estadística y Gestión de Empresas
  • Departamento: Producción Agraria
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