Because of the damage and losses
caused by hurricane Irma in South Florida during September 2017, there was a noticeable interest in
crop insurance training. This project was in response to such demands and it built
on a previously concluded series of workshops which provided training on the
some of the new crop insurance programs. This project focused on the
Florida Fruit Tree Pilot program.
Specifically, the project delivered production risk management education by training
tropical fruit growers on how to incorporate crop insurance as part of
the growers’ risk management plans. Participants learned the main
features of the Florida Fruit Tree Pilot insurance program, and received
training on basic concepts of crop insurance, how to estimate the crop
insurance premium, how an indemnity is estimated, and how to simulate
outcome of different crop insurance scenarios.
consisted of a series of workshops which were conducted in both
English and Spanish (two in English, and one in Spanish) to better serve
tropical fruit growers in Miami Dade County, and citrus growers in Hendry County. About 33 participants benefited
from the live training; an additional number of participants have accessed
online the workshop training materials.