CROP INSURANCE: A VITAL TOOL MINIMISING RISK FOR SOUTH AFRICAN FARMERS

The attitude of South African Farmers towards Crop Insurance is changing as they now realize that buying Insurance is one of the most accessible ways in which they can manage risk in an occupation that is fraught with challenges and obstacles with limited areas of arable land available for crop farming, limited water available for Crop farming, limited water resources and the constant risk of drought, Farmers are now paying more attention to Crop Insurance which was a ‘grudge purchase a few years ago. Farmers are also conscious that although the drought that gripped the Western Cape recently has loosened its hold, the possibility of future droughts and weather related damage to Crops is always a reality in the era of climate change.

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