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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

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Kenya: Insurance Designed for Muslim Herders Makes First Payout in Kenya

By Samuel Mintz, 4 April 2014 AlterNet London — 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 about 4,000 pastoralists in Northern Kenya, was developed by the … Continue reading

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Challenges of Livestock Insurance

International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) researchers have expressed their reservation about plans to make livestock insurance commercially viable in East Africa region. They said the concept posed a challenge because many herders occupy vast remote areas where communication and transport non existence. The experts however believe that the potential to protect pastoralists from drought and … Continue reading