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Posted: Friday 11 February, 2022 at 9:30 AM

IICA supports the ALASA open call to start-ups to impact the agricultural insurance industry

By: (IICA), Press Release

    The invitation, which acknowledges the increasing relevance of innovation and technology, marks the launch of ALASA TECH LATAM – a space where industry players will interact with creators of disruptive technology solutions that have to capacity to expand the sector on a mass scale.

     

    San Jose, 10 February 2022 (IICA) – The Latin American Association for the Development of Agricultural Insurance (ALASA)—a non-profit devoted to disseminating and positioning insurance coverage for producers in the region—invited entrepreneurs working in AgTech, FinTech, InsurTech and CleanTech start-ups to present their projects, to facilitate linkages with leading players in the industry.
     
    The open call, which was supported by the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), will select eight proposals, inviting the winners to display their ideas in the ALASA TECH LATAM area at ALASA’s XVII Congress. The Congress will take place from 22-24 March in Mexico City.
     
    Interested parties should submit their information to http://alasa-web.org/espacioalasatech/ no later than 18 February.
     
    The open call, which acknowledges the increasing relevance of innovation and technology, marks the launch of ALASA TECH LATAM – a space where industry players will interact with creators of disruptive technology solutions that have the capacity to expand the sector on a mass scale.
     
    The Congress will enable the eight start-ups to demonstrate how technologies are transforming agricultural business models and to highlight new opportunities for the sector.
     
    Founded in 1986, ALASA brings the public and private sectors together, combining efforts to develop and promote agricultural insurance as a fundamental tool of agricultural policies in Latin American countries.
     
    Every two years, ALASA organizes the International Agricultural Insurance Congress – the most important event for the sector in the region, connecting key players in agricultural insurance and reinsurance.
     
    In addition to the conferences, the event provides participants with an environment that facilitates the sharing of experiences and perspectives on the future direction of the industry.
     
    As part of its activities, IICA has been highlighting the importance of formulating public policy components focusing on risk management, in order to create predictability, stability and continuity in the operations of medium- and small-scale producers.

     

     

     


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