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Kenyan herders paid for lost cattle in new innovative insurance programme

Insured cattle farmers in Kenya are now receiving their first payment for losing animals to drought. Photo: P. Casier (CGIAR)

Herders in Northern Kenya who have lost their cattle due to the intensive drought are getting their first payments as part of an innovative insurance program known as Index Based Livestock Insurance or IBLI. This was reported by the International Livestock Research Institute who developed this insurance programme together with Cornell University and the Index Insurance Innovation Initiative program at the University of California at Davis.

Read more… CCAFS blog by Cecilia (21st Oct 2011)

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