Old Mutual insurance covers agriculture.

Staff Writer

One of Namibia’s life insurance and financial services group Old Mutual, offers insurance tailored to an individual farmer’s needs, offering Agrisure needs.

According to the general manager of commercial lines, Gert Grobler Old Mutual understands the challenges involved with protecting agricultural risks and the impact that unforeseen events can have on the long-termsustainability of an agricultural producer’s business.

“Agrisure offers a holistic risk protection solution tailored to an individual farmer’s

needs. Agrisure is backed by service excellence and supported via a national

branch network, with sales offices throughout the country.

Through Agrisure your farming business will be protected by a company with

tremendous financial strength,” he said.

Grobler says the agriculture sector is crucial because it creates a source of income, food security, foreign earnings, and provides raw materials to the manufacturing industry.

“The agriculture sector is the backbone of the Namibian economy as its biggest employer and has over the years been one of the significant sectors that have contributed to national coffers. The sector remains a crucial engine due to its nature of creating a source of income.

The agriculture sector’s contribution to the country’s gross domestic product

(GDP) (excluding fishing) over the last five years has been just over four

Percent,” said Grobler

He added that Agrisure allows one flexibility to select from a wide range of cover to provide you with the protection you need and cover extends from houseowner cover to home, buildings, vehicles, irrigation systems on wheels, theft, accidental damage, livestock and

pedigreed animals, machinery breakdown.

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