Ceres Imaging Delves Deep into Agri-Insurance Risks

Ceres Imaging, the data analytics company that builds AI-driven solutions to protect yields and advance climate resiliency, has released its Risk Solutions product suite, designed to power the next generation of risk models for insurers and lenders. The new product takes advantage of Ceres’ finely tuned data models—refined by more than 11 billion individual plant-level measurements and more than 40 crop types— and is used to streamline underwriting, improve claims responsiveness and respond to risk in near real time.

Risk Solutions by Ceres is validated by over a decade of research and development and over 30 university research partnerships.  The product is now available globally to agricultural lenders, insurers and reinsurers, after two years of stealth product development and successful early commercial partnerships with leading agriculture insurance providers (AIPs) and major agriculture lenders.

According to a recent McKinsey report, shifting pressures are leading agricultural businesses to adopt data analytics solutions, “to optimize their returns and minimize their financial risk.”

Risk Solutions by Ceres helps insurers and lenders focus on things that can be controlled such as precise farm data, near real-time responsiveness to in field health conditions, and targeted intervention recommendations to protect yield and profitability.

Specific features within the product suite include:

  • Portfolio insights
    • Near real-time insights and portfolio management solutions that rank and visualize risk exposure —such as emergence risk, crop type risk, or harvest risk.
  •  Crop inventories
    • Automated measurements of past and present key farm characteristics, such as plant counts and planted acreage, used for pre-application inspection reports, during underwriting, and determinations for claims processing.
  • Crop Productivity Forecasts
    • Timely, localized data to forecast potential payouts in season, adjust risk models, and make time-sensitive changes in season to protect yield.

“While the increasingly visible effects of climate change do pose daunting obstacles to lenders and carriers operating in the agricultural space, our data provides efficiency savings at every stage of the business cycle: from product innovation and policy writing to crop monitoring and regulatory compliance,” said Ramsey Masri, CEO at Ceres Imaging.

To learn more visit Ceres’ website or visit Ceres at Booth 13 at the World Agritech Summit in San Francisco on March 14-15, where it is featured on the panel titled: De-Risking Finance to Transform Agricultural Production.

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