compensation for weather damage to farmers ncreased by 25% to NIS 250 million

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by Ifi Reporter Category:Agriculture Jan 1, 2019

The fund for insurance of natural disasters in agriculture says that the amount of compensation for weather damage to farmers increased by 25% last year compared to the previous year, amounting to NIS 250 million.
During the year, Kant, a fund for the insurance of natural disasters in agriculture, was received
From over 10,000 reports of damage caused to various crops. Shmulik Turgeman, CEO of Kent: The weather is becoming more extreme and every event is causing more economic damage.
The weather becoming more and more extreme, the late rains and storm and hail events have caused enormous damage to crops. A summary of the data of Kent, a fund for the insurance of natural disasters in agriculture, shows that the amount of compensation
Due to weather damages, as stated in 2018, amounted to more than NIS 250 million. This is a 25% jump. In the amount of damages, compared to 2017. According to Kent data, in 2017 Kent paid to the various towers about 200
Million.
The data also show that over the past year, more than 10,000 reports from farmers have been received in Canada for damage caused to various crops. It should be noted that these are only weather damage. At Kent, they say that this year
The passing is further evidence that the weather is becoming more extreme, unpredictable and characterized by very specific and intense events that cause heavy damage to agriculture in a short period of time,
In relation to 2017, but the average amount of damage caused by each event was higher. It is expected that the extreme weather will worsen in the coming years and we will continue to witness climatic events that will cause crops
Heavy damages.
Kant stresses that due to the nature of weather damage to crops, some of the damage caused by crop failure can be estimated only during 2019.
More than 4,800 notices of damage were received from growers in the north of the country, more than 2,600 from towers in the central region, and some 2,800 were received for damage caused to farmers in the south of the country. This year as well, most of the damage was caused by storm and hail events that occurred during the previous and current winter and caused damage to various crops. An exceptional event in its intensity and scope occurred during January 2018 and included storm and hail damage
Heavy in different parts of the country. In addition to multiple rains and floods, damage to and collapse of growth houses, fruit eagles of various types, including citrus and avocados, as well as damage to foliage crops such as oats and vegetable crops
In an open area. A similar incident occurred at the beginning of December.
Proof that the weather is becoming more extreme, unpredictable and characterized by very specific and intense events that cause heavy damage to agriculture in a short time, was evident in recent rain events, hailstorms and storms.
During April, May and June. These events caused significant damage to various fission crops (mainly rain, hail, and flooding), as well as hail and fruit damage caused by various fruit crops and damage to hail, storm and floods in the vegetable industry.
Occasional heat events (from April to October) caused damage to poultry, fruits, including edible grapes, vegetables, flaxseed, and more. In addition, during the year there were many cases of various virus damage, especially in the vegetable industry. Kant believes that the various viruses are part of the side effects of global warming and of various climatic phenomena that occur not in their normal conditions.
Another significant compensation is given this year because of the significant lack of crop in the olive oil industry and the lack of income in the field of flora. And which industries have suffered the most damage in the past year?
According to Kent data, the greatest number of damages is caused by fruit crops, mainly
For apple, mango, cherry, plum, nectarine, peach, pear and date crops. The amount of compensation that Kent will pay to the fruit growers was about NIS 63 million in 2018. In the vegetable industry, 2400 damage reports were received in Kent, mainly for tomato, onion, watermelon and bean crops, and Kent will pay the vegetable growers more than NIS 53 million in the past year (About NIS 14 million), avocados (about NIS 11 million), as well as agricultural crops such as poultry, cattle and fish,
In the past year, heavy damages amounting to more than NIS 70 million were incurred, mainly due to death from various diseases.
"The weather is becoming more extreme, unpredictable and characterized by very specific and intense events that cause serious damage to agriculture in a short time, with the expectation that these phenomena will worsen in the future," said Kenneth Turgeman, CEO of Kent. The farmers have almost no ability to cope with these changes, but only with the economic damage that causes these damages, "says Turgeman." It should be noted that the state also has an interest in giving farmers an answer to weather damage through insurance. This is the state
Guarantees the entire population of Israel a continuous and stable supply of agricultural produce and fresh food, at reasonable prices. "

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