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New insurance scheme protects Kenyan farmers

A new insurance programme in northern Kenya is helping farmers protect their livelihoods in dry seasons. Farmers who contribute to the scheme will be given payments should their livestock die. The initiative has already been linked to 33 per cent drop in food aid needed in the area. Al Jazeera’s Caroline Malone reports. Watch the … Continue reading

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Insurer to compensate livestock farmers

Takaful Insurance will pay livestock farmers about Sh500,000 for losses incurred during the December to March dry season. The farmers, 30 women and 71 men from Wajir County, are the first to be compensated after they took up the Shariah compliant Index-Based Livestock Takaful (IBLT) cover in August 2013. Continue reading… By John Gachiri, Business daily … Continue reading

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Africa’s first ‘Islamic-compliant’ livestock insurance pays herders in Kenya for drought-related livestock losses

Originally posted on ILRI news:
A boy and a woman struggle with the dusty wind looking for water in Wajir, Kenya (photo on Flickr by Jervis Sundays, Kenya Red Cross Society). Today, for the first time in Africa, an insurance policy that combines an Islamic-compliant financial instrument with innovative use of satellite imagery is compensating…

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Index-based insurance: a pathway out of poverty?

A recent workshop sought solutions to index insurance challenges. If the rains fail, a farmer can lose everything. With even the chance of a bad year, investing in new crop varieties and technologies might be too risky. Year after year, she’s caught in the trap of low production. Weather index-based insurance emerged at the beginning … Continue reading

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IBLI seeks proposals for Graphic Design/Creative Materials

The IBLI project announces a call for proposals  for Graphic design and development of creative materials that will be used for disseminating information on IBLI.  The graphic designer will be expected  to develop materials such as videos, pictorials, cartoons, songs, skits, etc. to help explain the IBLI product to partners and the target consumer – … Continue reading

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IBLI project seeks proposals to build a web-based ICT system

The IBLI project announces a call for proposals to help build a web-based interface with simulation capacity that will enable the automation of index-generating procedures; the automation of information dissemination across a range of output and format types; a facility for querying the system on historical index trends and other project-relevant data across program locations; … Continue reading