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La gestión de riesgos climáticos catastróficos para el sector agropecuario en México:Caso del Componente para la Atención a Desastres Naturales para el sector Agropecuario (CADENA)
[Management of climatic catastrophic risk in Mexico's agricultural sector: the case of the Componente para la Atención a Desastres Naturales para el sector Agropecuario (CADENA)]


  • Cabestany-Noriega, Jaime
  • Hernandez-Hernandez, Emilio
  • Celaya-del-Toro, Víctor


El Componente de Atención a los Desastres Naturales, “CADENA”, es un programa del Gobierno de México que acaba de cumplir 10 años de operación. A diferencia de otros fondos para la atención a desastres naturales, es administrado y supervisado por la cabeza ejecutiva del sector, en este caso, la Secretaría de Ganadería, Agricultura, Desarrollo Rural, Pesca y Alimentación, SAGARPA. Uno de sus principales objetivos consiste en fomentar la protección de productores agropecuarios de bajos ingresos que no cuenten con esquemas de seguros para protegerse en caso de eventos naturales catastróficos. La entrega de apoyos financieros ex post reglamentada y administrada por este programa, busca que esta población meta pueda reactivar sus actividades económicas a pesar de los daños sufridos. El CADENA ha movilizado y fomentado el desarrollo de seguros paramétricos catastróficos, entre otros esquemas de aseguramiento, administrados a nivel de un territorio dado. Esta mecánica operativa, única a nivel mundial, explica sus inmensos logros de expansión, que hoy día se están traduciendo por una cobertura ante desastres naturales prácticamente universal a nivel de la población de pequeños productores en México. Otro logro relevante consiste en haberse convertido en el agente motor del seguro agropecuario en México, dado que ha logrado conjuntar los esfuerzos de las diversas instancias relacionadas con el tema, tanto a nivel público como privado. The CADENA, is a program of the Government of Mexico that has just achieved 10 years in operation. Unlike other public funds to provide assistance in the case of natural disasters, it is administered and supervised by the executive head of the sector, in this case, the Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock , Rural Development, Fisheries and Food, SAGARPA. One of the program’s main objective is to promote the protection of low-income farmers who do not have insurance schemes to protect themselves in case of catastrophic natural events. The delivery of financial support ex-post, regulated and administered by this program, seeks to enable the target population to reactivate their productive activities despite the damages suffered. The CADENA provided resources and encouraged the development of parametric catastrophic insurance, among other insurance products, to cover risks at the level of a given territory. This unique operational scheme explains its immense expansion, which today represent almost a universal coverage of the population of low-income farmers in Mexico. Another important achievement is to have become the engine of the agricultural insurance industry in Mexico, as it has managed to encourage collaborative efforts from the various public and private entities related to the topic.

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  • Cabestany-Noriega, Jaime & Hernandez-Hernandez, Emilio & Celaya-del-Toro, Víctor, 2013. "La gestión de riesgos climáticos catastróficos para el sector agropecuario en México:Caso del Componente para la Atención a Desastres Naturales para el sector Agropecuario (CADENA)
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    ," MPRA Paper 55455, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:55455

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    1. Freudenreich, Hanna & Musshoff, Oliver & Wiercinski, Ben, 2017. "The Relationship between Farmers' Shock Experiences and their Uncertainty Preferences - Experimental Evidence from Mexico," GlobalFood Discussion Papers 256212, Georg-August-Universitaet Goettingen, GlobalFood, Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development.
    2. Hanna Freudenreich & Marcela Ibanez & Stephan Dietrich & Oliver Musshoff, 2018. "Formal insurance, risk sharing, and the dynamics of other-regarding preferences," Department of Agricultural and Rural Development (DARE) Discussion Papers 266532, Georg-August-Universitaet Goettingen, Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development (DARE).

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    Seguros agropecuarios; seguros paramétricos; redes protección social; México Agircultural insurance; parametric insurance; social protection programs; Mexico;

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    • O10 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - General
    • O13 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Agriculture; Natural Resources; Environment; Other Primary Products
    • Q14 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Finance

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