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The International CAtastrophic Risks Forum
Romanian Agriculture - Risks & Solutions

October 14th, 2008, Parliament Palace - Bucharest, Romania
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ICAR 2008 - Program


09.30 - 10.00 Registration - Welcome Coffee

10.00 - 11.30 PART I
Key challenges in the development of Romanian agriculture

In the chair: Sergiu COSTACHE, General Director, PRIMM Magazine - Insurance&Pensions
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Topics & Speakers:

  1. Evolution & perspectives of the Romanian agricultural sector
  2. Romania - agrarian state or one with a significant agricultural potential?
  3. Climate change and its implications for the European agriculture
  4. Climate change in Romania. Impact and consequences in agricultural field.
  5. The agricultural insurance - a risk management tool

Gheorghe ALBU, State Secretary, The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development

Benoit BLAREL, Country Manager Romania, World Bank

Cristian HERA, President, The Agricultural and Forestry Sciences Academy

Ion SANDU, General Manager, National Meteorological Administration
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Costel EREMIA, President, FATA Asigurari

Dan VEVERCA, Researcher, The Agricultural Economy Institute

11.30-12.00 Coffee Break

12.00-13.30 PART II
Managing risks in agriculture - a legislation problem?

Topics & Speakers:

  1. Changing the legislation regarding the claims payment in case of natural calamities in agriculture by modifing Law no. 381/2002 - a must
  2. Who is paying the claims produced by natural catastrophes in agriculture?
  3. The relation between insurers and land owners in Romania - past, present and future

Elena TATOMIR, Director, The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
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Florentina ALMAJANU, General Manager, UNSAR-The National Association of Insurance and Reinsurance Companies from Romania
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Fanel PLOPEANU, General Manager, FATA Asigurari
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Adrian RADULESCU, Minister Office Director, The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development

Marcel CUCU, President, LAPAR - The League of Romanian Agricultural Producers Associations

Adelina POPESCU, Executive Manager, AFR - The Romanian Farmers Association

Stefan NICULAE, Presedinte, AGROSTAR

Maura KLASSEK, Agricultural Insurance Specialist

13.00-13.30 Debates

13.30-14.30 Business lunch

14.30-15.30 PART III
The international experience - suitable for Romania?

Moderator: Gabriel IONITA, Senior Agriculture and Irrigation Specialist ECSSD, World Bank

Topics & Speakers:

  1. Examples of established agricultural insurance systems at European level
  2. Index-based insurance of weather risk in agriculture - Actual and potential applications
  3. Weather derivatives in agriculture - challenges and limits
  4. Development of PPP: Role of governments - international experience
  5. Subsidized crop insurance systems and innovations
  6. Financial risk transfer for climate change risks. World Bank's view

Peter HOPPLER, Director Public Sector, SWISS Re
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Prof. Dr. Martin ODENING, Farm Management Group, Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin
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Gabriel IONITA, Senior Agriculture and Irrigation Specialist ECSSD, World Bank
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15.30-16.00 Conclusions of the works of ICAR 2008

ICAR Forum forecast outcome resulted stated by participants
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Natural risks management in the Romanian agriculture

  • The responsability distribution - private solutions or public - private partnership?
  • What development chances are for the capital market financing solutions?
  • How extensive and in what areas should the state be involved?

16.00-17.00 Networking Cocktail

Note: The Organizers can operate any changes necessary to improve this program without prior notice.
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With the Official Support and Participation of


Asociatia Fermierilor din Romania

Academia de Stiinte Agricole si Silvice "Gheorghe Ionescu - Sisesti"
Federatia Nationala a Sindicatelor din Agricultura - AGROSTAR

Strategic Partner

FATA Asigurari

Official Partners

Asiban BCR Asigurari
Allianz-Tiriac Asigurari KINGSPAN



With the support of


Media Partners

TVR Profitul Agricol Curierul National
Piata Agricola COTIDIANUL

Regional Media Partners

Informatia Jurnalul de Sud Vest
Ieseanul Jurnalul de Est Monitorul de Vaslui

FLASH Jurnalul de Calarasi Televiziunea Calarasi 1

Official Publications
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