Factsheet: Proagro

Proagro

Key Information
Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
Agricultural and Livestock Guarantee Program-Proagro
Description: 
Proagro seeks to exempt rural producers from meeting financial liabilities in rural working credit operations when they have income loss as a consequence of climatic adversities or diseases and plagues without a widespread method of combat, control, or prophylaxis. This program also indemnifies the resources owned by producers and applied in production. The insurance operations made under the Program for the Strengthening of Family Agriculture (Pronaf), which is carried out by the Ministry of Agrarian Development, was included in Proagro in the 2004-2005 harvest and was denominated “Proagro Mais.” Producer’s adhesion to Proagro occurs through the payment of a premium fee, whose rates vary according to the technology used, kind of product and compliance with the conditions established by the agricultural zoning of climatic risk published by MAPA.
Goal/Aim: 
Stimulate sustainable agricultural management

Sector/Topic targeted:

Responsible Authority: 
Ministry of Agrarian Development and Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply Ministério da Agricultura, Pecuária e Abastecimento (MAPA)

Status:

Trade Relevance: 
Policies ensuring sustainable production of biomass
Year Instrument & Measure Started: 
2004