Oscar Vergara

Dr. Oscar Vergara is a Manager in AIR's Business Development group, responsible for providing client support and services for the agricultural risk markets. He also oversees the current offerings of AIR agricultural portfolio risk management products and services to global reinsurers, brokers, insurance companies, multilateral institutions, and governments. Oscar received his Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from Mississippi State University in 2001. His doctoral thesis focused on new and traditional risk management methods available to U.S. crop producers, focusing on commercial producers and limited-resource farmers. After completing his doctoral degree, Oscar joined the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) in Rome, Italy, as a program consultant. While there, he analyzed the economic impact of the WFP food aid program in Morocco, Tunisia, Cape Verde, Senegal, Angola, and Namibia.

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Following are some recent blogs:

Impacts of COVID-19 on the U.S. Agricultural Sector

Impacts of COVID-19 on the U.S. Agricultural Sector

August 27, 2020
Creating Agricultural Risk Models for Developing Countries

Creating Agricultural Risk Models for Developing Countries

January 29, 2015
California Drought, Nebraska Hail, and Record-Breaking Corn Belt Production

California Drought, Nebraska Hail, and Record-Breaking Corn Belt Production

August 14, 2014
A Tough Act to Follow: AIR's First Crop Symposium

A Tough Act to Follow: AIR's First Crop Symposium

June 16, 2014

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