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Identifying methods of scaling up index-based livestock insurance: Lessons in extension and outreach

About 80% of Kenya’s land is arid or semi-arid lands (ASAL) with the main livelihoods being pastoral, agro-pastoral and subsistence agriculture. Farmers and herders in these areas, among the poorest in the country, suffer from a weak natural resource base in addition to weak institutions and infrastructure. In such cases droughts act as a covariate shock … Continue reading

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Index Based Livestock Takaful (IBLT) Agents trained in Isiolo

TAKAFUL Insurance of Africa Monthly Bulletin – Issue 18- July 2014 As part of the activities to roll out the IBLT Cover in Isiolo County in the September–AugustSales Window, IBLT Agents were trained on the product to ease their interaction and sales within the community….read more Continue reading

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How the private sector can catalyze innovations for feeding Africa

            By Gordon Conway, Stephanie Brittain 06 August 2014 The index based livestock insurance developed by the International Livestock Research Institute has shown promise in helping smallholder farmers insure against the risk of investing in areas of regular drought….read more Continue reading

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Insure my cows

A new kind of insurance may protect herders against drought Apr 19th 2014 | WAJIR | From the print edition The Economist AS WELL as a cheque for $700, a knowing look passed between Hassan Bashir and Bashir Mohamed, his 80-year-old father. A payment at a ceremony for herders in Wajir, a town near Kenya’s … Continue reading

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Insurance designed for Muslim herders makes first payout in Kenya

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation – Fri, 4 Apr 2014 10:30 AM Author: Samuel Mintz LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Researchers in Kenya have developed a pioneering insurance policy for nomadic Muslim livestock herders, which has now delivered its first payout to 101 farmers to compensate them for drought losses. The policy, which was purchased by … Continue reading