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Index-based insurance arms East African pastoralists against uncertainty

On 19 September, IBLI collaborator Michael Carter from the University of California-Davis gave an in-depth presentation at the latest live streamed science seminar held by the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS).

He discussed how index-based insurance is moving forward as a viable policy alternative to insure farmers against risks, and shared research into the role and potential of index insurance in rural development.

Using the Index Based Livestock Insurance project as an example, Carter argued that index based insurance could be an alternative way for vulnerable people ‘overcome the poverty trap.’

Read the full CCAFS story – also with presentation and video!

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