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Farmers face increasing income uncertainty and the debate is growing on the role of insuranceschemes and of public support in this field.This paper applies a PMP modelling approach that takes into explicit consideration riskaversion behaviour to test its applicability to evaluating the potential impact of insuranceschemes. This is done by introducing a revenue insurance scheme into a model developed on asmall group of crop farms in Italy.The paper represents a preliminary assessment of the soundness of the proposed approach. Itidentifies some limitations that should be overcome to improve the proposed approach. Despitethese limitations, it seems a useful tool to investigate the impact of insurance schemes andpolicy relevant parameters such as premium and coverage rates. Indeed, it permits theassessment of how this affects production choices, farm profitability and the impact of publicsupport to reduce the net premium paid by farmers.

Keywords: Insurance schemes ; PMP ; Farmers’ behaviour ; Risk aversion

Subject(s): Agricultural and Food Policy

Issue Date: Feb 10 2011

Publication Type: Conference Paper/ Presentation

PURL Identifier: http://purl.umn.edu/99431

Total Pages: 17

JEL Codes: Q12; C61; Q18

Record appears in: European Association of Agricultural Economists (EAAE) > 122nd Seminar, February 17-18, 2011, Ancona, Italy





Autor: Severini, Simone ; Cortignani, Raffaele

Fuente: http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/99431?ln=en







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