This week, ILRI’s Andrew Mude introduced an index-based livestock insurance scheme at the ‘Future of Pastoralism in Africa’ Conference.
This initiative has been instituted, in partnership with UAP Insurance and Equity Bank, for pastoral herders in Marsabit District, in northern Kenya’s great drylands. This is the first insurance ever offered the Samburu, Gabra, Rendille, Borana, Turkana and other traditional herders here, who cope with variable weather by traditionally moving their stock to find new grazing when the grass in a given area is finished.
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