The government of Ethiopia is set to introduce weather index based crop insurance aiming to rescue smallholder farmers from unpredictable weather that damages their crops.
Sales of IBLI are currently ongoing across Northern Kenya and Southern Ethiopia. Please find a listing below of the Sales Coordinators in your area and contact them today! Sales close at the end of September. Marsabit, Kenya Takaful Insurance of Africa – Adan Aide (0721 588 881) APA Insurance – Edin Ibrahim (0712 203 396) Isiolo, Kenya …
Applications are invited to fill position of Enumerator for the Index-Based Livestock Insurance (IBLI) Project. This is a temporary position for a period of 7 weeks beginning 14th September and closing on 31st of October 2015. Learn more about IBLI project at http://ibli.ilri.org or on Facebook and Twitter. Candidates should have Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, Natural Resources …
Data from the first round of a household survey evaluating the impact of the Index-Based Livestock Insurance (IBLI) in Marsabit, Kenya is now available.
Eurisy, the European Union funded non-profit, which seeks to raise awareness of emerging satellite applications, has just published an article highlighting Index-Based Livestock Insurance in Kenya and Ethiopia.
In an article published on 2 March 2015 in Reactions magazine online, Victoria Beckett reports that ‘[r]ecent technology has allowed satellite imagery to assess weather damage’ and [o]ver the last few years “index-based livestock insurance (IBLI)” has provided insured pastoralists across Africa with a pay-out in times of drought, based on predicted rather than actual livestock deaths.’
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
IBLI featured as part of the KRDP end of the year newsletter
On a hot morning in Nairobi in 2014, Andrew Mude, Team Leader for the Index-Based Livestock Insurance program (IBLI hereafter), looked out of his office window at cows grazing on Ngong Hills’ green pastures, but his mind was elsewhere.
A new insurance scheme in Ethiopia, known as index-based livestock insurance, aims to reduce losses, support pastoral communities, and lower the risk of conflict sparked by pastoralists migrating into agricultural areas in search of forage or water.