New Insurances for the Agricultural Sector

During the first quarter of this year, the National Insurance Institute will begin to offer two new policy modalities aimed at the aquaculture and poultry sectors.

Monday, January 14, 2019

The Executive President of the National Insurance Institute (INS), Elian Villegas Valverde, explained last January 9 that the Poultry Insurance will cover hens for breeding, broiler and laying hens for consumption, while the Aquaculture Insurance, will focus on shrimp, fish and snapper spot.

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Nacion.com reviews that "... According to a report released by the INS and the Government, it covers poultry in the event of death or slaughter by natural risks or asphyxiation, as well as the risks of transport and death and compulsory slaughter."

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The article explains that ".... For the aquaculture sector, coverage includes extreme temperatures, high and low rainfall, uncontrollable pests and diseases, volcanic eruption, flooding and earthquake or quake."

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