The general objective is to strengthen the organization and development of markets and the productive and commercial agrifood chain. This is achieved through the granting of incentives and services for the commercialization of national crops and the administration of market risks.
The incentives for the Administration of Price Risks (Price coverage) are aimed at protecting the expected income of producers and / or the cost of purchasing agricultural products. In addition, the help in promoting a financial culture of price risk management in the sector.
Operations are carried out with eligible products that are listed on futures exchanges recognized by competent authorities through the purchase and sale of options on futures contracts.
The eligible products are the following basic and strategic crops: corn, wheat, soybean, sorghum, cotton, coffee and any other determined by the Responsible Unit. In the event that the product that is intended to be protected is not listed on futures exchanges, coverage may be taken with another product that is quoted on futures exchanges and is representative of the movement of prices.