The Spanish Association of Combined Agricultural Insurance Entities (Agroseguros) has paid compensations totaling 18.46 million Euro to producers with table grape insurance for damages caused by the adverse weather conditions in 2019. Of that amount , 88% has been allocated to Alicante and Murcia - the country's main table grape producing areas and two of the most affected areas by the storms of September - which have received 11.66 and 4.58 million Euro, respectively.
The heavy rains recorded last year caused losses worth 16.3 million Euro on 3,300 hectares. The most damage took place between September 11 and 14.
Total compensation covers damage to 5,000 hectares of crops, Agroseguro reported on Thursday in a press release.
In 2019, the weather was very unstable and all kinds of extreme weather events happened one after the other, including heavy storms, frost and hail. In other areas, however, there was a shortage of rainfall which also took a toll on some crops.
Source: Efe / avanguardia.com