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IBLI insurance breathes new life into pastoralism in Ethiopia

Through collaboration among the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Cornell University, donor agencies such as the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), insurance companies, local radio stations, and pastoralists themselves, a new insurance system is being tested in Ethiopia Continue reading

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Africa’s first ‘Islamic-compliant’ livestock insurance pays herders in Kenya for drought-related livestock losses

Originally posted on ILRI news:
A boy and a woman struggle with the dusty wind looking for water in Wajir, Kenya (photo on Flickr by Jervis Sundays, Kenya Red Cross Society). Today, for the first time in Africa, an insurance policy that combines an Islamic-compliant financial instrument with innovative use of satellite imagery is compensating…

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Since 2011, ILRI and its partners in the public, private and non-profit sectors have pursued a comprehensive research agenda aimed at designing, developing and implementing market mediated index-based insurance to protect livestock keepers from drought related asset losses, particularly those in the drought prone Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASALs). Continue reading

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IBLI Index in North Horr based on data up to 16 January 2011

This page provides the update on the predicted livestock mortality index and the summary of the underlying data in North Horr for October 2010 – February 2011 (Short Rain Short Dry,SRSD) insurance coverage period based on the data up to 1-16 Jan. For information on the definition of these variables, see Livestock Mortality Index. Continue reading